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AMD Offers Roadmap for Future Processors
Written by Daniel   
Friday, 14 November 2008 12:45
AMD unleashes a deluge of codenames that would make the X-Men proud
Shane McGlaun (Blog) - November 14, 2008 1:44 PM

AMD is working hard to regain the market share it lost to Intel -- many analysts say that if AMD wants to mount an effective comeback it needs to launch products that will compete well in the marketplace.

InformationWeek reports that AMD has laid out its plans at an analyst's day for future processors and chipsets. AMD talked up its coming Intel Atom competitor codenamed Yukon. The Yukon platform will be used in netbooks, which are one of the fastest growing notebook segments today.

AMD isn't alone in wanting to compete with Intel's Atom processor for netbooks. Yesterday, ARM announced that it would be entering into the netbook market with products of its own. AMD says that Yukon will be available in the first quarter of 2009.

Part of the Yukon platform will be a so-called slim processor carrying the codename Bobcat. When Bobcat is combined with a chipset, it will have a total power consumption of under 25 watts.

Plans for AMD in the low power, low-cost realm include Brazos expected to ship in 2011 for the notebook market. The platform will include a system on a chip implementation of Bobcat with the codename Ontario. The change from DDR2 to DDR3 will be supported by the Brazos platform. [DailyTech...]     [Comments...]

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