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    Phoronix: AMD Is Working On A Low-Cost, ARM 64-bit Opteron Development Board

    Some AMD news this week that got me even more excited than the Radeon R9 Fury X launch is word that they are developing a low-cost ARM development board for release later this year. This affordable development board will feature a quad-core AMD Opteron A1100 Series processor...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...-ARM-Dev-Board

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    Meanwhile smartphones runs on octa-core processors.

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      The 96Boards offerings have been so disappointing so far. Lets hope these "enterprise edition" boards have some more grunt and better I/O.
      I'm not so sure about using SO-DIMM for RAM though. It's nice that it will be expandable, but why not full sized DIMMs to make it cheaper? Maybe because 96Boards spec'ed the boards so small. Size isn't my major concern with these boards - even twice their size would be alright.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by uid313 View Post
        Meanwhile smartphones runs on octa-core processors.
        And does not comply with EE specs nor RHEL Server

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        • #5
          Say what you want but I'm really very excited about this good news. I'm getting one for sure.

          Yes there are octa core phones and tablets but those are 8 puny cores. AMD cores will probably work much better so being a quad core is not such a big deal.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by uid313 View Post
            Meanwhile smartphones runs on octa-core processors.
            Weren't those 8-core CPU's really two integrated 4-core CPU's in most cases? One for low-power usage and the when there is a need for more grunt, but still two seperate CPU's nonetheless?
            Hi

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            • #7
              Originally posted by stiiixy View Post

              Weren't those 8-core CPU's really two integrated 4-core CPU's in most cases? One for low-power usage and the when there is a need for more grunt, but still two seperate CPU's nonetheless?
              Yes, big.LITTLE designs.
              Michael Larabel
              https://www.michaellarabel.com/

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              • #8
                Some are indeed big-little dual quad core designs but some are just little meaning they have 8 A53 cores.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by uid313 View Post
                  Meanwhile smartphones runs on octa-core processors.
                  Right, because number of cores means everything. Not to mention, what you're referring to are big.LITTLE processors, which hardly qualify as octa-cores.


                  Personally, I'm excited for this board AMD is making. If it's cheap enough, it could be the first ARM platform that caters to PC enthusiasts. Most other ARM boards are just a novelty or are relatively obsolete when they're new.

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                  • #10
                    Nice, their first developer kits were a bit expensive... http://www.amd.com/en-us/press-relea...2014jul30.aspx

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                    So, does the open source AMD driver work on ARM? Can I use a Fury X on this board?

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