Claims that AMD has a some kind of Damascene conversion and is to finally target the netbook sector directly are, frankly, nonsense. An old slide showing the chip maker's notebook roadmap re-appeared this week, and pundits rushed with 'AMD targets netbook' stories after spotting 'Ontario', a dual-core chip that contains AMD's …
What size will it be, 45 or 32 nm? I suppose it could be both but then they could have striped the block or something.
Re: Just wondering
> What size will it be, 45 or 32 nm?
Rumours have it Ontario & Llano will be 32nm - and that's a genuine single die with integrated DX11 GPU, unlike the cobbled together item from Intel. And you can bet the graphics will beat the c**p out of Intel, which was/is the biggest drawback with Atom.
Athlon vs Atom
I seem to rember AMD's argument was actually that their low end Althlon and chipset range had a better power consumption/ figures to the Atoms processor, (along with chipset) - only nobody thought of using a processor, that wasn't specifically tailored to the netbook market.
I think Nvidia can Do better in this domain ?
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Assumin that they are the custodians of Transmeta CMS IP they can and perhaps they will do better .
that is why i m bettin on Nvidia 4 This Platform
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I would LOVE to see
AMD shake up the netbook market and wrest it back from the cold dead hands of Wintel.
Having said that, I don't hold out much hope in that regard, I'm just hoping the ARM based kit starts arriving soon or have Wintel successfully managed to kill that baby in its crib too?
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