AMD prepares low-voltage CPUs for Windows 8 tablet PCs
Monica Chen, Taipei; Joseph Tsai, DIGITIMES [Tuesday 22 May 2012]
AMD, seeing Microsoft is ready to launch Windows 8 before the end of October, is set to release its Hondo processors, featuring 40nm Bobcat architecture with power consumption of 4-5W in the fourth quarter to compete against Intel's Clover Trail-W processors, which are also designed targeting Windows 8-based tablet PCs, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
AMD is also set to release Tamesh processors to replace Hondo in 2013 with architecture upgraded from Bobcat to Jaguar. The new CPU's performance and power consumption are both expected to be further enhanced from Hondo.
After recently announcing its Trinity processors for notebooks, AMD is ready to announce models for desktops including A10-5800k, A10-5700, A8-5600k and A8-5500. The company will then release A6-5400K and A4-5300 in the fourth quarter. All the processors are manufactured by Globalfoundries with a 32nm process