AMD to launch Atom competitor by the end of the year
Earlier this week we first heard rumors about AMD developing a chip aimed at the rising netbook market that would effectively compete with IntelÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Atom and VIAÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Nano CPUs. Not many details were available at the time, other than a presentation slide supposedly authored by AMD showing a sub-10 watt processor running at 1GHz.
Apparently, we should be seeing AMDÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s new chip by the end of the year Ã¢â‚¬â€œ if a recent report from DigiTimes is to be believed. The low-cost processor will be based on the companyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s previous-generation K8 architecture and is said to support 64-bit instructions.
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