Sony YB with AMD Fusion

Yesterday got a chance to use Sony YB Series laptop, which is using AMD Fusion (AMD Link)  technology with APU (CPU+GPU)

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Specification:

  • AMD Dual-Core Processor E-350 with AMD Radeon™ HD 6310 Discrete-Class Graphics (detailed Benchmark by Notebooknet)
  • 11.6 inch wide (WXGA: 1366×768) TFT colour display (VAIO Display, LED backlight)
  • Compact and light weight: 1.46 kg
  • Isolation keyboard for comfortable typing
  • HDMI Output
  • 2 GB (2 GB x 1) DDR3 SDRAM
  • HDD 320 GB (Serial ATA, 5400 rpm)
  • AMD Radeon™ HD 6310 Graphics (detailed Benchmark by Notebooknet)
  • Touchpad (Gesture supported)
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    Performance is Good enough to say Powerful netbook and also can be Normal Laptop. with 11.6 inch screen and 1366×768 resolution, it is quite easy to use as Main laptop. Battery life is quite impressive when compare with older AMD Mobile CPU.

    Windows Index score 3.7, lowest with CPU, Graphics (with Aero) 4.1

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    Detailed Index is below

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    If HDD changed with SSD, then Windows start time and Application start time can be improved

    Linux: I tried Linux Mint 10 and Fedora Rawhide (Live)

    Linux Mint run smooth, but Detected Screen was 1028×800

    Fedora Rawhide detected correct Screens size (1366×768), but not work (due to broken packages in pre-Alpha release)

    Update:

    Fedora 14 – Display works (but @1080×800), bug 675177 reported, wireless works

    Linux Mint installed – Display works properly with Non-Free Driver (from ATI), Wireless works out of Box, Touchpad and Sound is not working (headphone works)

     

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    ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 Bios…

    While purchased new motherboard, I tried to boot previous Windows 7 64-bit installation, (with ASUS M3A785TD-V Evo + Phenom II 945), but it failed,

    Fedora 13 installation – Kernel Panic

    Debian Live CD – Failed to Boot

    Windows 7 – Reboot repeatedly without any specific reason

    Major Change – ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 –    USB3/SATA II/

    Processor: AMD Phenom II X6 1099T –          Turbo Core

    After wasting 3 hours with various methods, finally download latest bios

    Version 1456 – 2010/05/14  – M4A89GTD PRO BIOS 1456

    Few fixed:

    -Fix the issue that GPU booster may be unable to adjust GPU clock.

    -Now Boot time, you can select only Boot Devices (NEW Feature)

    – Display Image is changed at boot screen

    – More core detected (old bios only show 4 cores in CPU configuration)

    – Better Speed Selection for SATA (3GB/s or 6GB/s)

    After rebooting and keep at other setting default, system boot in Windows and

    start detecting new hardware. Finally it save fresh installation.

    CPU Default run at 3.8Ghz, while mention speed is 3.2Ghz, wonderful!

    AMD 6-Core Phenom II X6 in India…

    with last week release, AMD Phenom II X6 available in India now.

    Two Model available in india:

    Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition  – 15,267INR

    Phenom II X6 1055T10,744INR

    X6 1090T  – 3.3Ghz , 3MB L2 Cache, 6MB L3, AM3, 125W TDP, 45nm

    X6 1055T- 2.8Ghz , 3MB L2 Cache, 6MB L3, AM3, 125W TDP, 45nm

    Special Feature in X6 is Turbo Boost:

    AMD’s Turbo CORE automatically increases the frequency of 3 active CPU cores by up to 500MHz without any special software or drivers. The technology will be enabled on Phenom II X6 processors and will work with all AM3-based motherboards.

    Intel Inside out – Now in US

    Another News about Intel‘s GREAT Success
    story to remain Big in market.
    This News from US (previous from EU),
    where State of New York file case against
    Intel to pay money to AMD.
    HP is second in line not to Do or Delay
    release for AMD.
    Dell as my personal experience, they are
    not selling direct AMD, only through
    Phone and salesman will let you know
    various short-comes in AMD deals, provide
    better deals in Intel only (this is India’s story).

    if you remember EU’s fine to Intel (around 3.45 billion in May),
    Intel reply them with various reasons, but final
    reply from EU you can read hereLink
    So, this is Intel’s Inside story, US prepared
    after EU, but I am not sure about my country
    whether they will start find wrong business
    deals or not as Intel may pay more money now
    to politician or Officers than EU/US.:-)
    Link

    Fedora Rawhide installation with Basic Video driver…

    Installation on AMD Chipset 785 Failed (Fedora Bug)
    with Default GUI, so Tried with Basic Video driver
    (during Boot option), GUI installation started, even it
    was not good, but working,

    after installation, it was not showing proper
    resolution on my Monitor, display was not good.
    /etc/X11/xorg.conf file was showing ‘vesa‘ display
    driver, if you need to get proper working xserver,
    then need to remove that file and just reboot,
    it will be automatic detected and work fine.

    Fedora Rawhide bug for HP Touchsmart tx2z

    as Default installation is not working for fedora
    Rawhide installation (as posted previous post).

    Finally going by proper way, I started to search
    bug for this laptop, so there was two basic
    bug, which helped to file a new bug
    1) Linuxwacom need to Update

    and
    2) Not specific bug for HP wacom, but good detail

    2nd Bug helped me a lot to File bug. Hope that
    Fedora Developer will help me (not like Novell guy)
    to complete the support for this. But all is the future.

    HP Tx2z Bug filed here (HP Tx2z Touch screen is not automatically work)

    Opensuse/Novell – say ‘no’ to update Sax2 for Tx2z

    After trying to install Fedora Rawhide,
    which finally work for touch interface,

    I tried to install opensuse 11.2 MileStone 7
    on HP Tx2z (AMD Laptop), which failed to
    detect Touch Interface, although
    installation was quite easy and working
    most of thing.

    Sax2 failed to detect tough, even I tried to
    configure myself, but failed with all tries.

    Put a bug for OpenSUSE, it goes to
    Novell finally. I got some quick replay
    as expected, but finally refused with

    “You’re right. SaX2 does not support the configuration of it
    and this won’t change unless we receive a request by HP to do so + the appropriate hardware for testing. WONTFIX.”

    This not big thing if proprietary, but open-source,
    this should not happen if people can help to test it.

    guy provided a link for Ubuntu to try it.
    Thanks for link, but not working at all:-)