When Microsoft unveiled the original Surface, it showed the world that it is capable of designing something absolutely marvelous, that Apple didn’t have a patent beautiful hardware. Today, AMD became the latest company (OEM?) to do the same with its first PC, designed in-house, AMD Project Quantum.
Project Quantum is a small form factor PC, taking about the same footprint as a console, designed inside and out by AMD. The PC features two of the latest Fiji-based GPUs making it what AMD claims, the most powerful computer in its class. AMD announced products on its latest Fiji-based architecture earlier today and Project Quantum is a testament to Fiji’s ability to provide exceptional performance in a small package.
With its two-section design, Project Quantum looks stunning. The bottom half features all of the components including the motherboard, processor, and graphics, while the top half includes a custom designed water-cooling solution that keeps the thermal levels at bay. Aside from the chassis and the cooling solution, most of the lower-half components are off-the-shelf, meaning they might be easily upgradable, but we don’t know that for sure yet.
Details are scarce though. We don’t yet know what processor is built in – possibly a high-end AMD FX 8-Core chip if we had to guess. We don’t know if AMD will actually sell the machine or if it will use it as a reference design for other OEMs, and we don’t know how much it will sell for if it hits the market. We hope AMD will shed more light on Project Quantum soon, ideally with a focus on the spec sheet and availability.
Let us know what you think of AMD’s Project Quantum PC in the comments section below. Is it a PC that you would consider buying, and would you use it as a console alternative or a desktop replacement?Further reading: AMD, Microsoft, Windows