Friday, October 12th 2012

First Devices Based on AMD Z-Series APUs Arrive in November

AMD is eyeing a slice of the Windows 8 tablet pie with its Z-Series "Hondo" dual-core x86-64 APU, which was launched earlier this week. According to sources among Taiwan-based notebook makers, the first devices based on the chips will arrive as early as this November. The company, however, did not disclose design wins or the companies working on products around its chip. AMD Z-60 will face off with Intel's recently-launched Atom Z2760 dual-core chip, designed for the same class of devices. Built on the 40 nm "Brazos 2.0" silicon, the Z-60 packs two x86-64 cores, and Radeon HD 6250 DirectX 11 graphics. Its TDP is just 4.5W.

Source: DigiTimes
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12 Comments on First Devices Based on AMD Z-Series APUs Arrive in November

#1
tacosRcool
Better have excellent battery life
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#2
_Zod_
by: tacosRcool
Better have excellent battery life
It's not he CPU that eats the majority of power in these devices, it's the screens.
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#3
happita
by: tacosRcool
Better have excellent battery life
It's a refind Brazos on a very matured 40nm process. I'm sure lots of people's expectations will be met in regards to that.
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#4
xBruce88x
um... its 4.5w... I'm pretty sure it'll have decent battery life.
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#5
Aquinus
Resident Wat-man
by: xBruce88x
um... its 4.5w... I'm pretty sure it'll have decent battery life.
I wonder what the idle usage on a chip like that would be.
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1d10t
by: _Zod_
It's not he CPU that eats the majority of power in these devices, it's the screens.
indeed...my dualcore cellphone eats 85% of battery to power it's capacitive screen...
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bencrutz
by: 1d10t
indeed...my dualcore cellphone eats 85% of battery to power it's capacitive screen...
nongkrongnya dimari yak sekarang? :laugh:

OT: isn't it AMD planned an SOC next year on TSMC's 28nm? SOC would be more attractive to vendors...
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1d10t
by: bencrutz
nongkrongnya dimari yak sekarang? :laugh:

OT: isn't it AMD planned an SOC next year on TSMC's 28nm? SOC would be more attractive to vendors...
huh?what are you talking about?:confused:
and what kind of SOC?kindly provide any links?:wtf:


[RIGHT]:roll:[/RIGHT]
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#9
xBruce88x
... I thought it was I.D.10.T, still funny either way though :laugh::toast:

and I know I'm a bit late saying this but... Welcome to TPU! :rockout:

back OT... I think this is what bencrutz was thinking about...

http://www.brightsideofnews.com/news/2011/8/16/amd-to-kill-apu-in-20123b-move-to-soc-with-28nm-krishna-and-wichita.aspx

Speaking of phones... I think they should go back to the type of screens used on say the GBA SP. where you could see it just fine in outdoor light or decent indoor light, and then turn on the backlight when needed, or dim it.
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#10
Aleksander
Can't they make a better efficient mobile phone screen?
And it looks like with this thermal design, they will hit the smart phones...
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1d10t
by: xBruce88x
... I thought it was I.D.10.T, still funny either way though :laugh::toast:
and I know I'm a bit late saying this but... Welcome to TPU! :rockout:
back OT... I think this is what bencrutz was thinking about...

http://www.brightsideofnews.com/news/2011/8/16/amd-to-kill-apu-in-20123b-move-to-soc-with-28nm-krishna-and-wichita.aspx

Speaking of phones... I think they should go back to the type of screens used on say the GBA SP. where you could see it just fine in outdoor light or decent indoor light, and then turn on the backlight when needed, or dim it.
thank you sir :)
i'm already acknowledged that,i'm just make fun of him :laugh:

well,GBA only have 99ppi on it's 240x160 3:2 2,9 inch screen.It's just an ordinary TN panel with anti glare coating.Compare to most smartphone thesedays , whose had organic LED and corning gorilla glass coating capable > 200ppi

by: Aleksander Dishnica
Can't they make a better efficient mobile phone screen?
And it looks like with this thermal design, they will hit the smart phones...
Unlikely.Major smartphone player now moving towards full set sub pixel while pushing higher resolution in their screen,that's like having a 24 inch $100++ IPS panel with full range gamut capability in your palm ;)
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#12
xBruce88x
well I didn't mean the same res. I'm sure they could pack more pixels in it now. But it seems they're set on doing it the other way. Still... battery life does seem to be getting better with the newer phones coming out now. The Galaxy Note II I plan on upgrading to in Feb. is supposed to have 16 or so hrs talk time on 3G.
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