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Intel and AMD processors cannot compete with ARM in terms of price.
Intel and AMD are working hard to develop low voltage processors for smartphones and tablets, but so far they cannot race with the solutions from ARM, in terms of price.
Intel introduced its 32nm Medfield processor with low power consumption of 11W TDP (for the Android segment) in January (at CES 2012), and is going to launch in the second half of this year Atom processors (with less than 10W TDP) planned for smartphones and tablets. The company will also continue to predictably shrink (according to Moore’s law) its manufacturing technology, with its future microprocessors – Saltwell with 32nm, then Silvermont with 22nm and Airmont with 14nm fabrication process.
AMD is readying the launch of its next-generation low-cost Ultrathin platform.
AMD is preparing the launch of its Trinity-based Ultrathin platform (which is alike Intel’s Ultrabook).
The Trinity-based Ultrathins are most likely to be launched in June, two months after Intel launches its next-generation 22nm Ivy Bridge platform. It is expected that the average price of Intel’s Ultrabooks will drop down to $799 – $999 USD, once devices with Ivy Bridge processors become available. Till that time AMD will be ready to launch its platform, and lower the overall costs for Trinity-based Ultrathin notebooks by 10% – 20 %, so as to attract leading companies like Hewlett-Packard (HP), Acer and Asus from placing orders.
A few days ago, AMD announced availability of its Radeon HD 7000M notebook graphics chip.
The AMD Radeon HD 7000M mobile graphics is based on existing 40nm technology and will be available in notebook designs from leading manufacturers.The mobile GPUs includes AMD dynamic switchable graphics technology, AMD Vari-Bright technology and AMD PowerPlay technology. Some chips will offer higher clocks, GDDR5 support and new package designs.
AMD updated its notebook A-Series family of APUs.
Yesterday, AMD updated its A-Series notebook Accelerated Processing Units (APUs), combining up to four x86 CPU cores with up to 400 Radeon cores and delivering powerful DirectX11-capable, discrete graphics and dedicated HD video processing on a single chip.
The AMD A-Series family of APUs also features AMD Steady Video, designed to stabilize videos playback, eliminating shakes and jitters. On select systems with AMD A-Series APUs, Internet Explorer 9 will include an AMD Steady Video plugin, unlocking one-click control for video stabilization.
AMD just uploaded a video of its AMD VISION A6 APU powering the new Toshiba Satellite L755D notebook.
The new Toshiba Satellite L755D has a 15.6-inch display powered by AMD’s VISION A6 APU with a new feature – AMD Turbo CORE Technology. And with the AMD Quad-Core and 320 Radeon Cores (VISION A6 Series APU Technology) you can video chat, surf and listen to music at the same time.
The AMD VISION A6 APU provides mega-multitasking and video editing and can transform any room into a hub of HD entertainment and at the same time it is impressively energy efficient with extended battery life (10+ hours), thanks to AMD’s AllDay Power technology.
AMD demonstrated its new 28nm notebook-based GPU at AMD’s Fusion11 7th Annual Technical Forum & Exhibition (TFE).
AMD just uploaded a video, from the recent AMD Fusion11 event at Taipei, Taiwan (October 5th, 2011).
At Fusion 2011, AMD demonstrated its next generation GPU, based on the cutting-edge 28 nm process technology. The demonstration was delivered by Corporate Vice President and General Manager of AMD’s Graphics Division, Matt Skynner, as part of his keynote titled, “Enabling the Best Visual Experience.”
AMD launched its E-450 and E-300 APUs.
The new APU is designed for small form-factor notebooks, Ultrathins, and affordable desktop computers. AMD initially shared first looks at this revolutionary series of products with a number of press and industry analysts with the AMD E-350 APU as best in the range.