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    Default ECS KBN-I + AMD E1-2100 "Kabini" APU

    Phoronix: ECS KBN-I + AMD E1-2100 "Kabini" APU

    In a very good deal, the ECS KBN-I/2100 mini-ITX motherboard that features an AMD E1-2100 dual-core "Kabini" APU can be found for just over $30 USD. How though is the performance of this ultra low-cost motherboard + APU combination when it costs less than a Raspberry Pi? Here are some benchmarks and the Linux impressions.

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=19893

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    Everywhere I look, these boards are selling for around $100 in the US, not $30.

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    It's a shame it only has two SATA ports because I'm interested in a mini-ITX file server. I suppose the PCIe slot could be used for some sort of SATA/SAS card though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmstick View Post
    Everywhere I look, these boards are selling for around $100 in the US, not $30.
    http://slickdeals.net/f/6644790-ecs-...ipping-newegg?

    Here in Balkan those are not even available for any price... so i must wait for athlon/sempron kabinis .

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    Default Could you share dmesg and lspci/lsusb?

    Could you share dmesg and lspci/lsusb?
    I'd like to know the ASPM support.

    Thanks,
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    What is the point with a cheap mini-sized motherboard when you still need a huge power supply that cost even more than the motherboard.

    Also 1990s called, they want their USB 2.0 technology back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uid313 View Post
    What is the point with a cheap mini-sized motherboard when you still need a huge power supply that cost even more than the motherboard.

    Also 1990s called, they want their USB 2.0 technology back.
    also the 80s called, they wanted their Serial port back. The lack of equipment is what made the board cheap.

    So whats your point? That you donīt have a need for this slow hardware? Others have... and they might just put a passivley cooled 60 Watt power supply on (like I did for my E350 HTPC that runs at 18 Watt). Such a power supply costs 50€ INCLUDING the ITX Case.
    Last edited by tomtomme; 02-19-2014 at 05:01 AM.

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    it costs less than a Raspberry Pi
    Bullshitting too much?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomtomme View Post
    also the 80s called, they wanted their Serial port back. The lack of equipment is what made the board cheap.

    So whats your point? That you donīt have a need for this slow hardware? Others have... and they might just put a passivley cooled 60 Watt power supply on (like I did for my E350 HTPC that runs at 18 Watt). Such a power supply costs 50€ INCLUDING the ITX Case.
    My point is that USB 2.0 is a redundant legacy technology with no use, since USB 3 is backwards compatible.
    I would rather have six USB 3.0 ports than two USB 3.0 and four USB 2.0.

    Oh, I didn't know there were so cheap power supplies and ITX cases.
    The ITX power supplies and ITX cases I've seen have cost very much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ssvb View Post
    Bullshitting too much?
    Yeah, definitely!
    Add RAM, power supply, storage and a case, and its much more expensive than a Raspberry Pi.
    Though, its also much more powerful.

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