AMD's Ontario APU to consume much less than 18W

By Jos ยท 4 replies
Jul 29, 2010
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  1. Just a few days ago, leaked AMD documents offered some additional details about what appeared to be the first Ontario-based products. The alleged roadmap showed a single-core chip with a TDP of 18W and a dual-core chip with a 25W TDP, both scheduled for release before the end of the year. But while AMD had already confirmed this launch window, the quoted power consumption figures conflicted with the company's intentions to initially target the netbook market.

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  2. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,286   +903

    Sounds better and better!
  3. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,978   +15

    It does but will it come too late? Time benchmarks and Intel's firepower will tell. The atom seems to be moving along at a slow rate but a rate non the less.
  4. Vrmithrax

    Vrmithrax TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,352   +293

    I agree with Kibaruk. It was encouraging to hear they were ahead of schedule, but those initial TDP numbers that were reported put it well into the upper end netbook realm at the best. If they can keep the power sipping way down, this could definitely be a true competitor to the Atom.
  5. pmshah

    pmshah TS Enthusiast Posts: 97

    I have recently purchased a dual core Atom 330 + nVidia ION motherboard running with a 500 gb Seagate 2.5" drive. This has total max consumption of 30 watts at the wall socket.

    I believe AMD still has ways to go!

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