AMD strikes back at Intel with Puma notebooks

by admin May 18, 2007 at 4:46 pm

Hustling to keep up with Intel Corp.’s “Santa Rosa” notebook PC system, Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) said Friday it planned to launch its own new bundle of mobile processors and chipsets, code-named “Puma.”

AMD will create Puma by combining a mobile processor called “Griffin” with a new RS780 chipset to allow PC vendors to build notebooks with better power management, memory efficiency and processor bandwidth than the current generation of Turion processors can achieve. It will also allow vendors to combine Griffin chips with third-party chipsets, although those systems would forfeit some power management features.

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