AMD to launch Atom competitor by the end of the year

by admin June 20, 2008 at 5:25 pm

Earlier this week we first heard rumors about AMD developing a chip aimed at the rising netbook market that would effectively compete with Intel’s Atom and VIA’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 AMD’s new chip by the end of the year – if a recent report from DigiTimes is to be believed. The low-cost processor will be based on the company’s previous-generation K8 architecture and is said to support 64-bit instructions.

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