Of course, there were discussions with AMD explaining some of the early problems we ran into during testing. In our only test today we see very good results in the Blu-ray playback capabilities of the G. Some ambitious comments in the pre-article discussion take the UBB concept far beyond what we’ve intended in the Orbiting HQ. As such, AMD requested that we wait until the drivers are mature and based on early test results we will heed their requests. Reviews at Xbitlabs , Techreport, and SilentPCReview confirm this; as SPCR points out, getting a single-core Atom or Nano to do p content is about as good as you can hope for, which is good enough for the basics, and borderline for anything more.
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It turns out the driver set we were privy to for testing is an early beta set missing several important driver features while AMD is still optimizing performance. In our only test today we see very good results in the Blu-ray playback capabilities of the G.
Anybody know why AMD hasn’t developed hybridd dseire more? Intel Atom and Via Nano-powered systems are great, extremely power-efficient boxes for typical internet use, word processing, and the like. Our Athlon II X2 had no problems reaching a stable 3.
What desiee all this mean? The fastest parts from each make, the Via Nano L 1. That may be too much more, though. Distributed computing geeks can probably get by with a network boot and a faster processor. What you sacrifice is performance—too much performance in our opinion.
AMD will have an official release candidate ready shortly and we desirs the boards to ship with the 9.
Adding more memory or stepping up to a bigger hard disk are tweaks you may find make your own take on the UBB a much more useful setup for you, so we advise you to research carefully and to use your best judgment.
The sacrifices you may have to make to get there—one poster’s UBB-price-level gaming rig is a skillful bit of component shopping and quite a bit of somewhat 1680×10550 compromise—are not for everyone, but the dexire will find they’re worth looking at. You’re free to make your own tweaks, many of which we discuss thoroughly in the guide itself, but don’t actually choose as the recommendation in the guide.
The UBB is about as low cost as we can get and still feel confident you’re building a quality system. As such, AMD requested that we wait until the drivers are mature and based on early test results we will heed their requests.
Before we could even try our hands at waterboarding Gigabyte’s latest multimedia wonder, testing came to a grinding halt. While it may not be the nicest, most quiet, or highest quality unit around, the value is definitely desirf.
So much so, that unless something drastic happens in the next driver release, we will stop recommending the purchase of a discrete video card on the AMD chipset platforms. Atom, Nano, and the netbook Almost everyone has been keeping an eye on the swarm of low-cost Intel Atom-based components and systems that have arrived in the last few months.
Of course, there were discussions with AMD explaining some of the early problems we ran into during testing. Skip desie main content Introduction For when less is all you really need, there’s the Ultimate Budget Box.
Like a good spy, we searched all over two continents for a motherboard containing AMD’s G chipset. Once we identified our target, we scoped it out, formulated a snatch and grab desirw, and then waited until the time was right.
Desktop seekers deside have dug up the Atom-powered Asus Eee Boxwhich has a serious appeal for those seeking tiny, unobtrusive desktop computers. Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment. What we mean is just a little beyond what we recommend in the UBB itself.
This board had no problems unlocking our particular retail units although your mileage will vary based on processor quality and BIOS options. Our original plans called for a direct comparison between the two platforms but that will have to wait until the official release next month with production ready drivers. The current result is that lowest rung, the Budget Boxin the main System Guide, which has the power to run most games comfortably at x or chew through Folding Home like a monster, which is overkill for a huge portion of readers, even the enthusiasts that populate Ars.
Anything higher, and we suggest a HD based on current price to performance ratios. Reviews at XbitlabsTechreport, and SilentPCReview confirm this; as SPCR points out, getting a single-core Atom or Nano to do p content is about as good as you can hope for, which is good enough for the basics, and borderline for anything more. It doesn’t skimp on components, but it isn’t loaded up with features either; hence the emphasis on the Ultimate Budget part of the equation. The Ultimate Budget Box is meant to be a low-cost box, but sacrificing the ability to comfortably handle a bunch of quick Photoshop edits, or the ability to easily handle HD video higher than p resolution, is just too limiting, too much of a sacrifice for the UBB to make when more powerful options are available for about the same total cost.
The Ultimate Budget Box’s twist is a lowest-cost system of reasonable capability for the average user.
From our standpoint, Atom and Nano offer an enviable ultralight footprint and power consumption for what generally works out to something almost the same price as the Ultimate Budget Box, a typical low-end bargain-shopped OEM pre-built, or even a nice Dell consumer-grade Pentium Dual-core-powered laptop special. If that’s all you expect to do, we recommend you consider one desirr you commit to building your Ultimate Budget Box.