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AMD Ontario not projected to consume 25W

Posted on Thursday, July 29 2010 @ 20:45:31 CEST by

X-bit Labs had contact with a source close to AMD and got to hear that the power consumption figures that were leaked about Ontario are incorrect, and that the chips will be much more energy efficient.
A source familiar with Advanced Micro Devices product planning denied the rumours that the first chips code-named Ontario that combine x86 cores as well as graphics processor unit on the same piece of silicon and designed for low-power would have abnormally high power consumption.

"Categorizing AMD Ontario as 18W or 24W is not reasonable and well outside the margin of error," a source close to AMD said on Wednesday.

Earlier it was reported that AMD's first processors based on Fusion design aimed at ultrathin notebooks and netbooks would consume 18W or even 25W. However, this seems to be complete incorrect and the final products will be massively more power efficient than the rumours claim.



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