AMD lays down laptop platform plan
What’s AMD got planned for notebook makers and buyers over the next few years? Its plans are broadly known – the ‘Puma’ platform will be released in 2008 followed by the first ‘Fusion’ architecture mobile CPUs the following year – but now we can begin to flesh it out a little.
Puma incorporates ‘Griffin’, AMD’s first mobile processor designed as such from the ground up. That said, the 65nm dual-core part will incorporate processing cores taken from the Turion X2 family, each connected to 1MB of L2 cache for 2MB in total.
AMD’s work on the CPU has focused on improving the northbridge elements: in comes HyperTransport 3 with the addition of bus-power management circuitry to clock it up and down dynamically according to need.
Full article: reghardware.co.uk