Phoronix: AMD Launches "Bald Eagle" R-Series APUs, Talks Up Linux
AMD has launched their second-generation R-Series APUs and CPUs today that were previously known under the "Bald Eagle" codename...
Is anyone suprised? Linux is a much better kernel for embedded platforms.
People stop wasting bandwidth with these large animations.
OMG, they might feature ECC! And cTDP.
Please, please AMD give these to normal users also.
Is these AMD's response to Intel NUC's? That would be interesting.
I've been considering getting an i3 Haswell NUC for the kids for a poorman steam machine. At moderate resolutions, it should really scream. I wish the price was a little lower.
How come Mantle isn't even mentioned in the press release? it talks about DirectX, OpenGL, OpenCL, HSA, etc but no mention of Mantle at all. I wonder if this chip is the same one powering the xbox one and ps4 which is why they are drawing comparisons right in the press release and specifically avoided talking up Mantle support. If memory serves me correct, someone from either the Sony or Microsoft camp also flat out said Mantle will not be supported on their end.
Could someone clarify?
Can enable game developers to unleash the full power of Graphics Core Next architecture to revolutionize arcade and casino gaming.
And who know's, some cheeky company will probably create a 'project' board (hopefully with external power box, using laptop RAM, and dare I say RAID-0 SD-card....?) for those of us with higher requirements ie for Steaming on.
*all 12 fingers crossed*
This could turn NAS in to regular desktops too, I reckon. Would mean I could piss off one more machine from my desk. hmmm, TV acting as a desktop with console-like power for games and a 2.5" drive NAS system, your phone and/or tablet for consuming. Damn, the worlds looking super lifestyle awesome ATTACK!. Cheap, too.
AMD have this inegrated market wrapped up I reckon, so long as they can keep up with their openness and 70's electronics grass-roots style approach as well.