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AMD's x86 G-series APU is the brains behind the GizmoSphere, a low-cost board targeted at developers and modders.

As expected, the 4-inch by 4-inch x86 development board is capable of running a number of operating systems, including Android, Linux, RTOSes and Windows.

"The GizmoSphere board is powered by the G-T40E dual-core processor running at 1.0 GHz, combined on a single die with the AMD Radeon HD 6250 discrete-class graphics," AMD rep Kamal Khouri told TG Daily in an e-mailed statement.

"The board provides a performance capacity of 52 gigaflops (GFLOPS) at less than 10 watts. Custom high-speed and low-speed edge connectors enable a full range of functions."

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EDIT: You can buy it from GizmoSphere's homepage here $199 Not sure about the UK though frown.gif

Found this which might come to interest to some HTPC users, I'm very interested!!
Edited by Atomfix - 1/24/13 at 1:54pm
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Raspberry Pi is a success and now everybody wants a piece of the cake. Another manufacturer launched a quad core ARM board last year, then Intel with its NUC, Via also launched two boards a few days ago, and now AMD.

It sure is nice to have x86 options though (which are more powerful than the ARM products). However, even though that price includes not only the board, I wouldn't buy it for a simple reason, 28nm Kabini is around the corner, 40nm Bobcat is on its way out, this is not a good time to buy soon to be outdated technology.

I also wonder why they invented yet another name (and a complicated one at that) for the C-50 APU. It seems like it's a C-50, clockspeed of the CPU is the same and so is the GPU model. Possibly a power optimized version, given that the article says it will all run under 10w, given that the C-50 is a 9w TDP APU, not counting with the Southbridge, but does that warrant a new name ? Perhaps C-50 EEE (Energy efficient edition, for example) would be better.
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The reason why the Pi is so popular is because it barely costs anything.
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The reason why the Pi is so popular is because it barely costs anything.

I have two and they are great, 512MB's of RAM is tonnes all they need is a new CPU when prices allow because the CPU is slightly lacking even when overclocked.
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I'm not surprised the CPU needs upgrading, it's an ARM 11 part running at 700 MHz. It's barely comparable to an A9 running at 300MHz.
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"The board provides a performance capacity of 52 gigaflops (GFLOPS) at less than 10 watts.

This is everything you need to choose this over a Pi, I'd use it as a HTPC though.
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This is everything you need to choose this over a Pi, I'd use it as a HTPC though.

Yeah, but if you're going to spend that much money, you might as well wait for a version using a 28nm Kabini APU.

Also, the Radeon HD 6250 only runs at 276 Mhz and can't accelerate 1080p properly, for that you would need the HD 6290, which is basically the same GPU, except it can Turbo up to 400 Mhz. This GPU version is featured in the C-60 and C-70.
 
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I got excited when I saw this on AMD's new feed until I saw the price. My dream of an affordable, small x86 computer was shattered after seeing the $250 price point.

I guess the Cubieboard is still the most viable option for me.
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Interesting.

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