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AMD working on ARM chip for consumer tablets?

Posted on Wednesday, October 02 2013 @ 13:01:20 CEST by

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A rumor has hit the web that AMD may be working on a tablet chip that uses either ARM Cortex-A57 or A53 cores (or both) bundled with GCN graphics. FUD Zilla thinks this is highly unlikely though due to the high level of competition in this market:
Hierofalcon is designed with networking and communications in mind, hence it features integrated 10Gb network support. Now there is talk of a consumer chip that should target the tablet market. SweClockers reports AMD will indeed introduce a tablet chip, wither with Cortex A57 or Cortex A53 cores (or both). The chip is also said to feature GCN graphics.

Although SweClockers is a reputable site with a pretty good track record, we’re not sure about this.

Right off the bat one would assume that the consumer chip is a Hierofalcon derivative, but that isn’t the case. Hierofalcon is designed with an entirely different market in mind, it has a few bits that consumer chips don’t need and its TDP is 15W to 30W. AMD’s Seattle parts will come with 8 to 16 ARM cores, they are not consumerish by any means.



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