Memory: 4 x DDR4 DIMM sockets supporting up to 64 GB, Dual channel, Support for DDR4 3200(O.C.)/2933/2667/2400/2133 MHz, Support ECC/Non-ECC, XMP.
Onboard Graphics: 1 x DVI-D port, 1X HDMI port.
Expansion Slots: 1 x PCI express x 16 slot, running at x16; 1 x PCI express x 16 slot, running at x4; 1 x PCI express x 1 slot.
Storage Interface: 1 x M.2 connector(Socket 3, M key); 4 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors; Support for RAID 0, 1, 10.
USB: Chipset supports 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports through internal USB header; 8 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports(4ports on the back panel, 4 ports available through the internal USB headers)
CPU supports 4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports on the back panel
The PC I am using right now is more than six years. I checked my blog and found the post of flash the bios in Feb 2013. I did a search in my Gmail. Wow, I found the receipt which I made the order on NCIX. NCIX has closed for years already.
There are three items. All are running on my desktop now.
Kingston Hyper X KHX 1600C9D3K2/8GB (RAM)
Western Digitial Caviar Blue 1TB (HDD)
AMD A8-3870K Black APU Quad Core Processor and MSI A55M-P33 mATX FM! Motherboard (MoBo CPU bundle)
It is the screenshot of my CPU clock when running Folding@home v7.2.9. What is Folding@home?
It is a program running on home computer, working on a the protein folding project. All the computer participated work on one project, and share the work load.
More details to Stanford University project site.
The CPU is AMD A8-3870K. It has integrated DX11-class Radeon HD 6550D GPU core. CPU is 4 cores. Default 3000MHz core speed.
Actually, before I run Folding@home on this desktop, I seldom see the clock or CPU frequencies reaching 3000MHz. Most of time it is only 780MHz.
There is a easy way to download the latest and correct video card driver.
Click the link to download the tool.
Or download it from here. Release on 7/17/2011.
It will run on most of Windows OS. It detect the OS version and your ATI card.
Then it will find the latest driver for you.
Download it and install the video card driver and control panel.
It is Official tool from AMD. Not third part tool. So it is safe.
In advance of a major showdown with Intel over the next generation of computing that will pit AMD’s “Shanghai” processor architecture against a rival “Nehalem” offering that Intel has begun touting this week in earnest, AMD is letting it be known that it plans to create its first server platform, code-
named Fiorano, for its processors in 2009. Obviously, Intel currently holds the upper hand, but as the noise level around Shanghai continues to build, it’s clear that AMD is not ready to roll over and play dead just yet, especially when you consider the fact that AMD is now partnering with IBM to
build 22-nanometer technologies.
I have never try AMD server. Maybe 2009, or later.