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AMD Zacate to consume 18W, Ontario 9W

By Jos
Sep 7, 2010
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  1. AMD has been busy promoting its first Fusion APUs (accelerated processing units) the past few weeks. Besides explaining the upcoming architecture late last month and showing off physical samples at IFA 2010 in Berlin, the company is now sharing some additional details regarding specific products and their power envelopes. Specifically the company mentioned two Bobcat-based APUs that will form the basis of their "Brazos" platform: Ontario and Zacate.

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  2. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,977   +15

    Given the time frame we've seen from Intel's first release of the Atom to AMD's now release of Bobcat, do you think they essentially took a look at the Atom and redesigned it in a better way than Intel did? What made me think this is the fact they support out of order instruction handling. I assume Intel skipped this with the Atom to save the number transistors which essentially equates to a the (low) TDP envelope they were shooting for. AMD's Bobcat essentially has what Intel's Atom does not and it's very close to the same TDP.
     
  3. Vrmithrax

    Vrmithrax TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,290   +239

    I believe the Fusion products have been in development since shortly after AMD acquired ATi... The reason for similarities between Atom and Bobcat probably lies in the fact that both companies were developing systems for the same specific performance/size/power envelope. AMD just seemed more concerned with coming out of the gates with a power house, which Bobcat is shaping up to be. Plus, it doesn't hurt to let Intel take the lead, get a well-established market developed, and then waltz in with a superior product to wow the crowds away from Intel... I'm just sayin...
     
  4. jgvmx

    jgvmx TS Rookie Posts: 45

    Definitely looks promising, let's see if it the actual performance delivers. Any info on the integrated gpu?
     
  5. vangrat

    vangrat TS Rookie Posts: 223

    What I would like to see is an APU that will allow you to Crossfire automatically with an AMD Radeon video card, this way you could have the built in power of a CPU GPU combo along with the grunt of a full fledged GPU..not sure what kind of performance gains there would be (if any), but it would be interesting to see non the less.
     
  6. Vrmithrax

    Vrmithrax TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,290   +239

    Not sure about the Crossfire thing, but I'm hoping the graphics handling will be similar to when you have a motherboard with integrated graphics onboard. That is one place that nVidia shines, with the Optimus configurations as well as their drivers that allow you to assign tasks to each processor - for instance, I just recently built a lower end gaming rig with a motherboard that had an integrated nVidia 8200 GPU on it, which we set to be the PhysX processor when the discrete GPU was installed. Very slick, and hopefully AMD is taking note and making sure that their Bobcat and Bulldozer systems are as flexible.
     
  7. 2 zety. Pieniadz w cenie ;]
     
  8. AMD and Intel going to present their APU next week
    to see more copy – paste the links below

    bit.ly/amcaVx

    AMD to show of its third APU – Zacate 18W Mainstrem Processor

    bit.ly/buwR9Z

    Intel to Show Off SANDY BRIDGE next week

    bit.ly/cW92VY
     
  9. AMD and Intel going to present their APU next week
    to see more copy – paste the links below

    http://bit.ly/amcaVx

    AMD to show of its third APU – Zacate 18W Mainstrem Processor

    http://bit.ly/buwR9Z

    Intel to Show Off SANDY BRIDGE next week

    http://bit.ly/cW92VY
     
  10. GO FOR MORE

    AMD and Intel going to present their APU next week
    to see more copy – paste the links below

    http://bit.ly/amcaVx

    AMD to show of its third APU – Zacate 18W Mainstrem Processor

    http://bit.ly/buwR9Z

    Intel to Show Off SANDY BRIDGE next week

    http://bit.ly/cW92VY
     

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