AMD to counter Intel’s Atom with Bobcat core
Past leaks have indicated that Bobcat will debut with a 1GHz clock speed, 128KB of L1 cache, 256KB of L2 cache and an 800MHz HyperTransport link out to the rest of the system. Its on-board memory controller will handle 400MHz DDR 2 chips.
The whole thing is set to consume no more than 8W and sit inside an 812-pin, 27mm? BGA package. 8W is more than the Atom N270’s 2.5W, but then the Atom has to be accompanied by a big old northbridge that consumes up to 6W.
Speaking after the announcement that AMD’s made a $1.19bn loss and ousted the previous CEO, ‘Silly Old’ Hector Ruiz, Meyer mentioned the new chip, though not by name. He said the company will say more in November.