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AMD preparing ‘Bobcat’ Atom rival for November announcement

AMD preparing ‘Bobcat’ Atom rival for November announcement

AMD isn't letting their disappointing financial performance slow them down; fresh CEO Dirk Meyer has revealed that the company is preparing to reveal their rival to Intel's Atom CPU in November.  The chip, which has been codenamed 'Bobcat', will have a 1GHz clock speed, 128KB of L1 cache and 256KB of L2 cache, together with an on-board memory controller for 400MHz DDR2 RAM. 

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AMD Temash official: iPad smoothness and x86 grunt for tablets and hybrids

AMD Temash official: iPad smoothness and x86 grunt for tablets and hybrids

AMD wants to knock Intel and ARM off their mobility perch in 2013, and the new Temash APU is how it expects to do it. Targeting media and performance tablets, as well as keyboard-dockable hybrids and 10- to 13-inch touchscreen ultraportable notebooks, the new A-series of Temash APUs feature Jaguar cores - boasting a 20-percent performance jump over Bobcat - for consumer Windows machines with the perky performance usually associated with an iPad.

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AMD Fusion APUs get official: DirectX 11, 1080p HD & 10hr battery life

AMD Fusion APUs get official: DirectX 11, 1080p HD & 10hr battery life

AMD has officially launched its Fusion APU series, a hybrid range of CPU/GPU chips incorporating both into a single die. Targeted at ultraportables, notebooks and netbooks, the new AMD E-Series "Zacate" and C-Series "Ontario" APUs each use the Bobcat CPU core, and AMD reckon they're capable of DirectX 11 graphics, UVD3 video acceleration, 1080p HD playback, 2D conversion to 3D and up to 10hrs battery life depending on system.

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AMD Zacate teased: 18W AMD Fusion APU processor for budget PCs

AMD Zacate teased: 18W AMD Fusion APU processor for budget PCs

AMD are teasing a preview of their upcoming AMD Fusion APU - codenamed Zacate - which the company promises will pull high-end media and DirectX 11 capabilities into mainstream computers.  Zacate is a dual-core, 18W TDP processor with a separate on-die GPU, and while priced to suit budget notebooks and desktops is nonetheless able to stream Full HD video and delivery an accelerated browsing experience.

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AMD rebrand revealed: ATI ditched as consumers wise-up

AMD rebrand revealed: ATI ditched as consumers wise-up

AMD has confirmed it intends to axe its separate ATI graphics card branding, telling The Tech Report that it will instead be bringing them under the AMD umbrella.  Intended to accommodate the new breed of combined CPU/GPU Fusion chipsets that will kick off with the Bobcat before the end of 2010, the move also follows AMD's research which discovered potential buyers were three times more likely to pick an ATI-branded card when they were told AMD were behind it.

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AMD Ontario ultraportable CPU set for Q4 2010 release

AMD Ontario ultraportable CPU set for Q4 2010 release

AMD's Ontario processor for ultraportables and netbooks should see a release in Q4 2010, according to company CEO Dirk Meyer.  Speaking after AMD's financial results call, which Seeking Alpha transcribed, Meyer confirmed that Ontario is now set to arrive "in the fourth quarter of this year, ahead of schedule"; the CPU couples the company's low-power Bobcat core with integrated DirectX 11 graphics.

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