AMD low-cost CPU available by year-end

Posted on Saturday, Jun 21 2008 @ 01:20 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
DigiTimes writes AMD's Atom rival should be available by the end of the year but for the first netbooks based on this chip you'll have to wait until the first half of 2009.
AMD's low-cost PC processor will be based on the company's previous-generation K8 architecture and will support 64-bit instructions. The CPUs will be a single-core model with a frequency of 1.2GHz and will be manufactured on the company's 65nm process.

AMD expects its low-cost PC processor to be priced slightly lower than Intel's Atom and has started negotiating with Micro-Star International (MSI), Hewlett-Packard (HP), Acer and vendors in China to win orders.


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