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AMD Readies Two Fusion ''Zacate'' Models for Q1 2011

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  1. btarunr

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    At least two new Fusion APU models based on the "Zacate" silicon are slated for Q1 2011. The Fusion "Zacate" processors are meant for ultra-portables, nettops, and SFF PCs, with a small TDP of 18W, an even lower-power version codenamed "Ontario" is being worked on, with a TDP of 9W. The first two Zacate chips include Fusion E240 single-core, and Fusion E350 dual-core. These chips are based on the Bobcat architecture, and pack DirectX 11 compliant IGPs with UVD 3.0, a single-channel DDR3 memory controller. The platform release will include the supportive Hudson D1 chipset.

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    Can't wait to see how these compete with Atom.
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    I wonder what UVD 3.0 has to offer compared to 2.2.
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    Why single-channel mem. controller? When chips with DC controllers first arrived, memory performance gains were around 40-45%, at least on the AMD's side. Do they plan to integrate DDR5 controller afterward (or together with DDR3)? :wtf:
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    its all about low power
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    single-channel DDR3 memory controller:banghead:
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    No point fitting a dual channel when you can usually fit only 1 memory stick on a nettop.
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    Not to mention, I somehow doubt dual channel would actually prove to be much of a performance boost on this kind of platform.
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    Just what i was thinking i tried it with my AMD setup running dual and single and in game at the time showed no difference just benchmarks.
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    Wait a minute, will even Zacate have single-channel memory controller or just Ontario? I'll understand if you stick single-channel chips along with netbooks, but if Zacate actually goes to SFF PC's and mainstream notebooks, I don't see any reason not to include dual-channel controllers with it.
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    Intel's Atom is getting "old" so this AMD will wipe away
    It will equivalent (or a bit slower) with an AMD Athlon II X2 240 :)
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    I'm looking for a netbook/nettop early next year, i really want to see how these perform against the atom as im hoping they put up a nice fight so i have a better selection to choose from.
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    I have a feeling this won't be much faster than atom at all... the IGP should be pretty sweet tho.

    atom hasn't changed a whole lot since it first came in (architecturally) I dare say Intel has something up its sleeve to combat this new AMD chip.

    I mean they're still manufactured on 45nm and Intel is well in 32nm, that's already a start and right now they consume sweet f/a power, and the clocks are low.

    would be nice to see AMD wipe the floor with Intel in at least one segment.. but I just don't see it happening.... time will tell.
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    If you want the dual channel controller, hold out for the 32nm Llano processor. But as mentioned, I don't think it will make a huge difference for the targeted demographic.

    And no, there are no plans for a DDR5 memory controller (hell, DDR4 is only now being specced out).
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    I have to admit im feeling kinda the same, im not expecting amd to thrash intel with these but a better selection is what i am after so i can choose something that suits my needs beter and a slightly more powerful gpu would be nice.
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    They have proven that a dual core zacate is faster than a Core I5
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    I am hoping/assuming that intel will be bringing out something new for netbooks around the time of sandy bridge so that is what i would hope/assume the bobcat is up against thus why i am not expecing an amd thrashing but whatever happens i am glad to know i will have a better selection to choose from and for the most part the gpu will be the importaint part so i am kind of hoping amd will give me every reason to go with them.
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    I dont think there will be anything within the netbook market they have that covered really well. zacate can be used in desktops also, add a 5xxx or 6xxx GPOU to it and you have a good dual core system capable of playing games
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    Who has? Links?
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    here is the linky, its twice as fast to be correct
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    That's just graphics performance. I'm not interested in that, I want to know how it competes on the cpu level.
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    yeah i know shame anand don't use cpu intensive benchmark, but its surely a lot faster than atom, and maybe the performance will be identical or better than Phenom II, because zacate use phenom II core that being modified slightly
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    :laugh: I hope it is faster than a 240 seeing as the two have absolutely nothing in common except they are coming from AMD.

    How about this:
    http://www.ufluids.net/show_host_detail.php?hostid=119914
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    Thanks. Exactly the kind of stuff I was after, but it's not giving many details about the competing Atom setup. I'd like to see more than just Boinc tested.

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