Towards the end of this month we'll see AMD launch its new Llano desktop platform which is part of the Fusion family that AMD are really concentrating on these days. Earlier this year we saw AMD launch the Brazos platform in the form of the E series APU.
If you haven't already, it's worth looking at our GIGABYTE E350N-USB3 Review which covers what exactly the Fusion platform is along with how the APU we're hearing about now differs to the CPU that we've known for years. Fusion is what AMD will no doubt be seeing as the next big thing when it comes to desktop and notebook computing.
To be honest, they've done a good job with Brazos, but as a desktop platform it's not as powerful as you'd probably like. Mainly aimed for cheaper netbooks or people who wanted to build a small HTPC, it's a great platform, but it just doesn't have the power you'd want if you were using it as an everyday PC that does everything.
This is where the Llano platform comes in. Earlier this week we saw it launch for notebooks and the reception was extremely positive. Towards the end of the month we'll see it launch for desktops. While we don't have the APUs themselves yet, we do have boards starting to arrive; some we can speak about, some we can't. Today we show you one we can - the GIGABYTE A75-UD4H.
So with that said, let's take the time to have a look at what exactly we're dealing with today. We'll be taking our normal preview approach which means we'll start by looking at the package before moving onto the board itself. We'll then have a look at some of the specific features that GIGABYTE is bringing to the table before we wrap everything up in our final thoughts.
The front and back of the board is quite busy with a load of logos all over the front which let us know some of the main features of the board. We can see a large amount of the focus is in regards to this new "Super 4" that GIGABYTE have launched recently. On the back of the box we get more of an explanation about what Super 4 is, along with a look at the motherboard.
Moving inside, we've got two pieces of paperwork along with a driver CD. Don't worry, retail board driver CDs won't look like this. Along with this we've got our backplate and four SATA cables. This should be the final package minus the Driver CD looking a little fancier. We'll indeed update you with any changes in our full review, though, once the NDA has been lifted.
- Page 1 [Introduction and The Package]
- Page 2 [GIGABYTE A75-UD4H - The Board]
- Page 3 [GIGABYTE A75-UD4H - The Board Continued]
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