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A couple of weeks back, we got the chance to get some hands on time with AMD’s upcoming mainstream and low-power APUs (Accelerated Processing Units), codenames Beema and Mullins. These APUs are the successors to last year’s Temash and Kabini APUs, which powered an array of small form factor and mobile platforms. With this release, however, AMD was laser focused on improving power consumption and efficiency, expanding the platform’s capabilities through both hardware and software tweaks, and of course improving performance over the previous generation. Beema and Mullins are based on the same piece of silicon, but will target different market segments. Beema is the mainstream... Read more...
A couple of weeks back, we got the chance to get some hands on time with AMD’s upcoming mainstream and low-power APUs (Accelerated Processing Units), codenamed Beema and Mullins. These APUs are the successors to last year’s Temash and Kabini APUs, which powered an array of small form factor and mobile platforms. With this release, however, AMD was laser focused on improving power consumption and efficiency, expanding the platform’s capabilities through both hardware and software tweaks, and of course improving performance over the previous generation. Beema and Mullins are based on the same piece of silicon, but will target different market segments. Beema is the mainstream... Read more...
After successful launch of their initial E and C-Series Accelerated Processing Units for low-power and mobile platforms, AMD is ready with its first refreshes of the E and C-Series product lines. Being announced today are new flaghship and mid-range E-Series parts along with a new top-end C-Series chip. The new AMD E-450 supplants the E-350 at the top of the E-Series line-up. The E-450 is a dual-core chip with an 18W TDP and a max CPU clock speed of 1.65GHz—a 50MHz increase over the E-350. The E-450’s GPU block also gets a boot to 600MHz (max) / 508MHz (base), up from the E-350’s 492MHz. The new E-300 jumps in behind the E-350. The E-300 sports a 1.3GHz CPU frequency... Read more...
While most of the buzz surrounding AMD of late has focused on its all new Phenom II X4 955 processor and its plans for 12- and 16-core processors in 2011, the company celebrated Earth Day earlier this week with a less notable, less energy-intensive option. The newly introduced AMD Opteron EE processor includes the company's lowest x86 quad-core server power band, offering 13$ power savings in platform-level power consumption compared to previous generation )the quad-core Opteron HE).The 40-watt chip is engineered for very dense data center environments such as those built for cloud computing, web serving, or other highly dense environments, and it offers up a full suite of virtualization and... Read more...
As with all rumors, take this story with a grain of salt until we can bring you confirmation or denial directly from AMD.Being seen in green is the way to earn green, and get out of the black, at least that's the thinking in today's tech industry.  As as result we're hearing rumors that AMD is already prepping a series of low-power Phenoms, both quad- and dual-core.“The low-power Phenom 9100e is scheduled for release in February or March this year and will come with a core frequency of 1.8GHz, DDR2 1066 memory controller and TDP of 65W. At the beginning of the second quarter, AMD will phase out the 9100e and launch the 9150e, according to sources at motherboard makers, which offers the same... Read more...
Michael Schuette from Lost Circuits has an article on-line detailing the power and performance characteristics of three energy efficient processors, the Core 2 Duo E6300 and the AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ and 4600+.  As usual, Lost Circuits does a great job with the technical analysis.  For another take on AMD's Energy Efficient processors, take a look at what we had to say right here.  "With the release of the Core2 Duo line of CPU, Intel has made a complete turn-around in their line-up, pushing the new party line of instructions per Watt. At first glance, primarily the lower speed grades are target for energy-efficiency claims... Read more...