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AMD has an Atom competitor up its sleeve

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Posted June 19, 2008 by admin in CPU & Motherboards

With all the usual suspects staking their claim in the portable market, we’d begun to wonder, what’s AMD doing? Granted, its ageing Geode processor is still used in some of today’s mobile devices, but surely the Sunnyvale-based semiconductor manufacturer has more in store?

The chip, which encompasses a DDR2 memory controller and provides HyperTransport support, measures 27x27mm and has a TDP of 8W. The early details suggest, therefore, that AMD’s offering won’t be as impressive as Intel’s 1.6GHz 2.5W Atom N270 part.

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