AMD to debut "Puma" mobile platform at ComputexBy Jose Vilches
Computex Taipei 2008 is just around the corner and it appears that AMD is all set to launch its new "Puma" platform for laptops on June 3, the first day of the show - right on schedule for a change. As many of you may already know, Puma comprises a Turion Ultra CPU (codenamed Griffin) and AMD's 780M chipset with Radeon HD 3000-series integrated graphics.
The package will also include optional Radeon 3450, 3650, and 3850 discrete graphics modules support as well as SSD support, though in a limited fashion as they are still considered too expensive for Puma's target markets. Puma will reportedly show up at Computex in all major notebook form factors including 12.1", 13.3", 15.4" and 17" models, though it remains unclear if systems will be ready to ship from day one. But with Intel pushing back its rival Centrino 2 platform to mid-July, AMD could certainly use this opportunity to get more Puma-based systems out the door.