AMD scores over a hundred design wins with upcoming mobile platforms

By on May 7, 2010, 11:01 AM
It seems AMD will be making some important inroads into the notebook market with their latest mobile chips. Following the recent launch of over a dozen AMD-based HP laptops, Reuters is reporting the company has nabbed no less than 109 design wins for a "new generation of power-efficient chips" due next week. This is a two-fold improvement from the "over 50" design wins it expected with the Tigris platform announced back in September 2009.


The report stops short of mentioning the actual platforms being launched, but looking at AMD's roadmap for 2010 these should be Danube and Nile. The first is aimed at the mainstream notebook segment and will feature quad, triple and dual-core 45nm CPUs codenamed Champlain; while Nile will make up for AMD's ultraportable platform with 45nm Geneva dual-core processors , DDR3 RAM, and DirectX 10.1 integrated graphics.

Notebooks with AMD's latest CPUs will start showing up "as early as June" in systems from the likes of HP, Acer, Dell, and Lenovo. Given the timeframe we suspect most will be announced in or around Computex. That said, we already know Acer is getting ready to launch a 10.1" Aspire One featuring a single-core V105 processor clocked at 1.2GHz. This chip is supposedly the slowest member of the Geneva lineup, uses a 512KB L2 cache, and has a TDP of only 9W.




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Didou Didou, Bowtie extraordinair!, said:

The CPU side of AMD needs to start operating like ATI. Come up with products that have a great performance/power-consumption ratio. They might not be the fastest but that's not really what you're looking for in a laptop.

A good battery life with decent performance is sought after much more than pure horsepower in my opinion.

Guest said:

Right on Didou,

I would love to have a netbook/notebook laptop with ability to play counterstrike source for just under $300. Competition is always good, keep them on their toes and keeps them innovating and forces prices to adjust. The integrated IGP is getting 'slowly' better every year.

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