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Monday, 18 October 2010 10:49

Ontario CPU hits nano ITX

Written by Fuad Abazovic


Still DirectX 11
AMD’s soon to launch first ever 40nm Ontario CPU is going to appear in the compact nano ITX form factor. It is originaly designed for notebooks, netbooks and the like, but Fusion parts will get to the nano ITX format as well.

HTPC customers will definitely be excited about this one as Ontario supports graphics with DirectX 11 support, UVD 3.0 decode engine, 1080i and 1080P HD as we well as VC1, H.264 and MPEG-4 full hardware supported HD player. This all fits in 120x120 mm motherboard and it comes with an HDMI connector and even boards with two HDMI connectors are possible.

Such board will only have place for DDR3 SODIMM laptop memory slots but it is still quite impressive to pack anything DirectX 11 capable in such a small form factor. The chipset of choice is codenamed Hudson and it brings SATA 3 or 6 depending on the chipset and USB 2.0 in its cheaper iteration. More expensive boards might get USB 3.0.

Ontario can get embedded version as well and it should settle with 9W TDP. At this TDP, you still need some low RPM fan but you will get a very power efficient platform.
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+84 #1 The_Wolf88 2010-10-18 11:50
ATOM R.I.P !!
 
 
+58 #2 hellfire 2010-10-18 11:54
nano ITX? The game has just become more intresting :-)
 
 
+28 #3 Tr0y 2010-10-18 12:53
Is there an official launch date for Ontario? I would *love* to get one of those boards.
 
 
+14 #4 hellfire 2010-10-18 12:55
Quoting Tr0y:
Is there an official launch date for Ontario? I would *love* to get one of those boards.

basicly Q1 2011. Still no launch date
 
 
+13 #5 yourma2000 2010-10-18 13:17
Quoting hellfire:
basicly Q1 2011. Still no launch date



Yeah I keep reading that it will be released in Q1 2011, some say a few days into January
 
 
-56 #6 Scootiep 2010-10-18 13:57
pay attention people, this is an AMD based article written by Faud with no mention of the green team what-so-ever AND it's written very favorably for AMD. SO STOP YOUR BITCHING ALREADY.
 
 
+17 #7 noypogs16 2010-10-18 14:01
ontario saves our day this will be the beginnning of truly hd experience in small form factor .. intel just care for profits but not improving hd experience soon portable products such as media players, mini pc will come out on market using fusion and developers can make their own portable devices
 
 
+19 #8 Bl0bb3r 2010-10-18 14:19
WOW! Fudo is impressed by an AMD product! Just WOW!

If TSMC can keep up with the schedule then we should see that "few days into January" promise come true. Although, I wouldn't be surprised if some engineer won't dial the wrong parameters for a few ovens and ruin entire batches like that did with Cypress a year ago. Mehh... TSMC!
 
 
+6 #9 Blue Fear 2010-10-18 15:55
Just as top tier performance has its place so do low power cost efficient form factors which play the opposite extreme in the enthusiast market. Intel made a half hearted effort because it was too focused on one extreme of the market. AMD has diversified itself through struggle these past years but with great promise and future success ahead for itself.

This will prove to be a triumph on current and upcoming trends.
 
 
-66 #10 Tr0y 2010-10-18 15:59
Quoting noypogs16:
ontario saves our day this will be the beginnning of truly hd experience in small form factor .. intel just care for profits but not improving hd experience


Intels upcoming Sandy Bridge also has CPU and GPU on one die.

[UPDATE] Are you guys nuts here? Just mentioning Intel or NVidia gives me -24 ???
 

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