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ECS KBN-I/5200 AMD A6-5200 Mini-ITX Motherboard Review

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Posted April 9, 2014 by Kenny in CPU & Motherboards

Overview

Hardware:
 
Manufacturer:
 
Price at time of Review: $149.99 on Newegg.com
 

WHAT WE LIKED:

Lower Power Consumption, Great onboard Graphics Core, Budget Friendly
 

WHAT WE DISLIKED:

High Load Temps, Lack in some areas of performance
 
BOTTOM LINE:
The A6-5200 AMD APU SoC Processors shows great quality with a lower power consumption. The 2.0GHz Jaguar core performs well under normal use for web surfing, media streaming and daily uses.
by Kenny
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Introduction

AMD’s APU series market has really picked up pace over the last few years. The most recent updates to their current road map, included the new FM2+ socket A88X based chipset and the Kaveri Processor. This has really generated a great deal of interest with many of today’s budget conscious consumers. However, with no updates to AMD’s enthusiast FX series chip road map, AMD’s APU series is really the only new technology we are seeing at the moment from its consumer line. With that said, we are excited to see that AMD is starting to put more budget friendly APU technology out in the market and we are going to shed some light on what to expect. Today we are looking at a very new low-budget APU inspired motherboard. It includes the Kabini SoC processor (which runs the Jaguar APU Cores) on a Radeon HD8000 series graphics base, and it does it all in a tight nit space.

At the beginning of the year, ECS (Elitegroup Computer Systems) announced this Kabini SoC processing unit which houses an AMD A6-5200 CPU. It also includes a Radeon 8400 GPU all in a small mini-ITX form factor APU combo. Today we got our nitty gritty hands on this tiny power house to put it to the test. We are excited to see what this Quad Core A6-5200 APU can do. Before we jump into the details of the ECS KBN-I/5200 motherboard, lets take a look at ECS (Elitegroup Computer Systems).

 

 

ECS, the Elitegroup Computer Systems, was established in 1987, and is approaching its 23rd year of business. More than two decades, ECS has overcome a great deal of obstacles facing new businesses and has experienced the joy of significant growth and development. Her main focus has expanded to not only motherboards, but also desktop and notebook computers, graphics cards and other mobile products. ECS is strongly committed to develop cutting-edge technology in order to generate innovative products under environmental friendly designs. ECS comprehensive system of quality control provides our clients with reassurance and fosters long term cooperation.

 

 

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