AMD to lineup Yamato as rival to Intel's Centrino platform

Posted on Thursday, December 15 2005 @ 14:51 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
AMD has showed off its new Yamato notebook reference platform in Japan today, in order to gain greater support from system builders and notebook manufacturers for its mobile processors.

The platform will provide ODMs and OEMs with a specification for a laptop's internal workings, focusing on interoperability and compatibility. It will feature AMD's dual-core Turion 64 processors along with chipsets from ATI, NVIDIA, SiS and VIA; wireless technology from Airgo, Atheros and Broadcam; and WLAN chips from Broadcom, Marvell and Realtek.

Yamato will offer users more than five hours of battery life and will feature dual-core processors along with DDR2 memory. The first notebooks based on this platform are expected to arrive in the second quarter of 2006.

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