Saturday, October 10, 2015
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
3Q15 Hard Disk Drive Shipments Report
Japanese Fund may Invest In Sharp: report
ASUS Upgrades Its ROG Gaming Lineup
ITC Says Samsung Did Not infringe Nvidia's Patents
ARCHOS and Sikur Ensure Your Privacy with GranitePhone
Firefox To Switch Away From Plugins
Apple Removes Apps From Online Store
PC Shipments Kept Falling In 3Q
Active Discussions
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
How to burn a backup copy of The Frozen Throne
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
Copied dvd's say blank in computer only
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
 Home > News > PC Parts > AMD Deb...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Tuesday, October 09, 2012
AMD Debuts Dual-core Hondo APU For Tablets

Advanced Micro Devices is trying to make an impact in the tablet market with its new dual-core Z-60 chip which the company introduced on Tuesday.

Beyond tablets, the new Z-60 dual-core chip, code-named Hondo, could be used in hybrid PC-tablet devices. The AMD Z-60 is AMD?s lowest power APU and promises to deliver high performance and AMD AllDay power for tablet form factors as thin as 10mm.

"Tablet users seeking an uncompromised experience for both creating and consuming content on the Microsoft Windows 8 platform now have a performance-driven, affordable option with the AMD Z-60 APU," said Steve Belt, corporate vice president of Ultra-Low Power Products, AMD. "We see a large gap between the lower performance and high-price competitive offerings that allow AMD to be in tablet designs that will please our customers and end users alike."

The AMD Z-60 APU comes loaded with features including AMD Start Now technology that allows fast boot and resume from sleep times, up to eight hours of battery life while Web browsing, and up to six hours of HD video playback. The Hondo chip will run at a clock speed of 1GHz and draw 4.5 watts of power. The chip will have 80 integrated Radeon graphics processor cores, which support full HD 1080p resolution, HDMI output for external displays, and Microsoft Direct X11.

Tablets with AMD APUs can also leverage the AMD AppZone, a resource for accessing applications.

The first tablets based on the AMD Z-60 APU are expected to launch globally this year in conjunction with availability of Windows 8.

Hondo is based on the AMD's old chip roadmap, but the company plans next year to release a new tablet chip code-named Tamesh, which will be based on the faster and more power-efficient Jaguar CPU core.

AMD will compete with Intel and ARM, although the Hondo chip seems to be positioned as a solution between ARM and Atom and Core for mid-priced productivity tablets.

ARM's processors will appear in tablets with Microsoft's Windows RT OS. Dell, Asus, Samsung are scheduled to launch tablets with RT. Qualcomm, Nvidia and Texas Instruments are making ARM-based chips for Windows RT tablets.

Intel is offering the an Atom Clover Trail chip for tablets, which will also offer 10 hours of battery life.

AMD Z-60 APU Specifications

AMD Radeon Brand: HD6250
TDP: 4.5W
CPU Cores: 2
Clock Speed: 1GHz
AMD Radeon Cores: 80
GPU Clock Speed: 275MHz
DDR3 Speed: DDR3-1066/DDR3L-1066
USB Support: 3.0
L2 Cache: 1MB

AT&T and IBM TO Offer Cloud Service for Businesses        All News        T-Mobile To Sell Nokia Lumia 810 And LG Optimus L9 Smartphones
AMD-powered HP Servers Shatter Performance Record     PC Parts News      Super Talent Releases Budget SSDs

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
AMD FirePro Graphics Powers New Dell Precision Mobile Workstations
AMD To Cut 5 Percent of Its Workforce
AMD Introduces PRO A-Series Processors
AMD Expands Embedded Graphics Lineup
AMD, Mentor Graphics To Accelerate Development for x86 and ARM Environments
Quick look: AMD Radeon R9 Nano
AMD Zen architecture Pushed back For 4Q16
AMD Forms Radeon Technologies Group To Focus on Graphics
AMD To Showcase Broadcast Ecosystem Workflows at IBC 2015
AMD Radeon R9 370X Graphics Card Launched In Asia
AMD Radeon R9 Nano Graphics Card Shipping September 10th
AMD Showcases Graphics, Energy Efficient Computing and Die-Stacking Technologies At Hot Chips

Most Popular News
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2015 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .