AMD Zacate E-350 Processor Performance Preview
Last week we brought you a detailed overview
of AMD's first ever, fully integrated CPU-GPU combination born out of
the company's "Fusion" technology initiative. Dubbed the first ever APU
or Accelerated Processing Unit, AMD's claimed goal is to offer a more
balance and efficient low power platform for thin and light notebooks
and netbooks. The CPU codename is "Zacate" and the new mobile platform
AMD has been developing, is internally referred to as "Brazos". But
we're sure you're not here to read buzz words and code names. The data
we shared with you last week was pretty much everything we knew, short
of performance metrics. We know, no fun at all. AMD wanted that
information held until today.
The version of the
chip we looked at specifically was the higher-end 18 Watt chip that will
be branded as the E-350 Fusion processor. This incarnation of Fusion
goodness runs at 1.6GHz and does so quite nicely as you'll see...