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AMD releases the 'Mini PC', theyre NUC competitor

Soultribunal

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Interesting for sure to see.
I think though if Intel Gets the whole Element Concept working correctly (especially with their Xe GPU coming this way) it's going to be an uphill battle for a while.

But, I think they can do it. They just need to get their GPU's more 'SFF/Mobile' friendly.

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It is basically a full modular PC concept where the CPU (and GPU/RAM etc) are on an expansion card and you slot them into a chassis. To upgrade you simply replace that whole board. Kind of the reverse of PCI-e , the system is the add in card and you connect it to a backplane for the rest.

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Neat enough idea but I am not sure how practical. Laptop version first please :p
 

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would be cool and all but once amd catches on sure they can do it better if intel is still struggeling by then or outsourcing still to samsung.
 

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Isn't this just consumer-level blade servers? Concept seems pretty similar.
It is basically a full modular PC concept where the CPU (and GPU/RAM etc) are on an expansion card and you slot them into a chassis. To upgrade you simply replace that whole board. Kind of the reverse of PCI-e , the system is the add in card and you connect it to a backplane for the rest.

View attachment 27529 (from Anandtech)

Neat enough idea but I am not sure how practical. Laptop version first please :p
Isn't this really just a blade server but for consumers?
 

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Basically. The only thing it doesn't have is a power from the backplane type connector though I can it evolving into that.
 

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Ew. I really dislike that idea. A slot in system that going to be super expensive? No thanks.

I Was really looking forward to the AM1 platform being expanded. Ultra cheap motherboard, lots of support for future upgrades, and *everything* built into the APU. I had been hoping to upgrade my 5350 someday with a Faster version, and reusing all the same hardware for the rest. Would've been so much better than such a massive ungainly slot in card.
 

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