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AMD-powered motherboards ready to take your money

Feb 01, 2011, 12:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jonathan Angel)

"Acrosser announced two Linux-ready AMD-powered motherboards designed for slot machines and other gaming devices. The ACE-B8700 includes a 1.5GHz C7 processor plus battery-backed static RAM for intrusion logging, while the ACE-B7300 accepts various Athlon CPUs, has a smart card reader, and includes a PCI Express x16 expansion slot, according to the company.

"Computers running Linux or Windows Embedded operating systems are inside many a slot machine and other AWP (amusement with prizes) device, but they can't be built around just any old motherboard -- thanks to a variety of different gaming regulations and specifications worldwide. Acrosser says its "All-in-One" gaming platforms, which include both boards and complete devices, meet standards such as Japan's JAMMA (Japan Amusement Machinery Manufacturers Association and Italy's Comma 6A/B.

"The ACE-B8700 (right) is being touted as new, but plainly made its first appearance in the ACE-8700, a complete PC that was announced last June. Pictured later in this story, the ACE-S8700 is clearly nothing more and nothing less than a box housing the main board -- there's no power supply, since 5V and 12VDC is supplied to the board via its "golden finger" connectors."

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