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Offline phil.davis

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New Alix board for 2013
« on: March 02, 2013, 03:58:44 am »
This post http://forum.pfsense.org/index.php/topic,59465.msg320059.html#msg320059 mentions:
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ill probably wait for the alix upgrade which should be out before mid 2013 with 4 realtek gigabit nics, 2-4gb ddr3 ram, amd 1ghz dual core processor, msata slot, sd slot with same form factor as current alix coz they dont heat up much plus no moving parts so its completely silent
I searched a bit for information about this, but came up with nothing. The Alix hardware has been very reliable for me, but I would love more memory (and the other extras above are also good). I am happy to hold off purchasing other non-Alix options if something new is really coming soon.
Does anyone have some real information about new Alix hardware in 2013?
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Re: New Alix board for 2013
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2013, 07:12:55 am »
i asked the engineer and creator of alix itself, he said this

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apu = AMD 1 GHz dual core, 2 or 4 GB DDR3, 3 RTL8111E Gigabit Ethernet,
2 miniPCI express, 1 m-SATA SSD, 1 SD card connected via USB, same
form factor as alix2d13. Expected ~ Q1 2013.

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USB 2.0. AMD doesn't have USB 3.0 support in their chipset yet, and I don't want to add an external controller
for cost and power reasons.

the Q1 has been shifted to Q2 as he mentioned the gerber file was just recently sent to manufacturer, around 2 weeks back

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Re: New Alix board for 2013
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2013, 01:30:01 pm »
Very exciting to see they are Finely updating the old Model-T. Based on the new boards hardware configuration it should be able to do a full liveCD install. What may kill it from a purchasing stand point though is price, we shall find out soon enough.
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Re: New Alix board for 2013
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2013, 12:59:58 am »
Full or half size Mini-PCIe?

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Re: New Alix board for 2013
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2013, 01:06:07 am »
no idea on that

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Re: New Alix board for 2013
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2013, 04:03:20 am »
Well, I am a very satisfied ALIX.2D13 user and I would like to be kept up to date on this topic. Could this thread be made sticky?

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Re: New Alix board for 2013
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2013, 04:39:58 pm »
This looks like the phantom I've been hunting all evening. Hurry up, Alix!  ;D

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Re: New Alix board for 2013
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2013, 03:34:27 am »
This is fantastic news, i've been looking for reasonably priced modern alternatives to the alix for a while now. It's been looking like a mini itx atom build is the best bet. Can't wait for this to be released, and hopefully in the sub $200 range.

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Re: New Alix board for 2013
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2013, 05:15:17 am »
well, looks like this is the answer to my questions regarding hw and workloads....  ;D hope to see them in the wild soon.

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Re: New Alix board for 2013
« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2013, 08:37:20 am »
Anyone have more insight into the release timeframe for the new ALIX HW?

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Re: New Alix board for 2013
« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2013, 07:17:24 am »
Realtek may kill the deal for me.

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Re: New Alix board for 2013
« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2013, 03:43:17 am »
Anyone have more insight into the release timeframe for the new ALIX HW?
In March 2013 I had some feedback from Netgate - they thought the end of Q2 or during Q3 (but no promises of course). I guess those "Q" references are to calendar year 2013, thus sometime from late June 2013 to September 2013. I haven't asked for an update - probably no point doing that until late June.
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Re: New Alix board for 2013
« Reply #12 on: May 24, 2013, 10:12:08 am »
Would it really kill them to use an intel nic like an i350-am4? (quad port)

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Re: New Alix board for 2013
« Reply #13 on: May 24, 2013, 11:24:39 am »
It would probably double the price, maybe more!  ;)

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Re: New Alix board for 2013
« Reply #14 on: June 16, 2013, 06:36:33 pm »
It would probably double the price, maybe more!  ;)

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They could always go low end and run i210's.