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AMD Adds New Levels of Processing Performance to Embedded BGA Client Platform

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AMD today announced immediate availability of two new dual-core, 18W TDP processors for the highly-scalable ASB1 BGA embedded client platform. The AMD Turion Neo X2 processor Model L625 and the AMD Athlon Neo X2 processor Model L325 deliver PC-caliber performance in a very low power envelope and with an embedded-friendly ball grid array (BGA) package.

This embedded client solution is ideal for traditional embedded applications such as single board computing and thin client systems, as well as markets for self-service kiosks, point of sale machines and digital signage. The ball grid array (BGA) package helps alleviate potential reliability issues for systems that are deployed in rugged environments and has a low z-height that is designed to enable thin, compact enclosures.

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How do these compare to the Atom processors? I know they are for other uses, but just wondering why these wouldn't break into the consumer market at 18W and dual cores.
 
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How do these compare to the Atom processors? I know they are for other uses, but just wondering why these wouldn't break into the consumer market at 18W and dual cores.
+1. Would be nice if these are into Netbooks.

May be if this is released as regular desktop parts I will buy a few for my servers at home :rockout:
 
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This + 785g chipset = teh win for nettops!
 

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I own an hp dv2 with the single core version 2gb of ram and a HD3410 and I can tell you it's far more powerfull than a atom vista doesn't lag at all, except at multitasking using the x2 might fix that :) not a bad platform got mine for 499 after rebate.
 

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The HP DV2z has either of these as an option and has been out for over a month...
 
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The HP DV2z has either of these as an option and has been out for over a month...
That's true... Are these the new ones, or are they just announcing mass availability?
 
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Not sure about comparison to the Atom, but these seem to focused on a smaller platform than the netbooks. Considering how they are pushing the whole "It is thin and durable" I would bet these will end up in portable devices like smartphones, PDA's, MP4 players, etc. As well as, like the article said, self payment machines, touch screen store displays, stuff like that.

It will most likely not be pushed into a Netbook, at least not at first or by AMD directly. But hell, once a company buys them, they can pretty much put them in whatever they want.
 
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We're getting closer and closer to a world where technology will be controlling everything! It's great and all but I have a feeling something is going to go seriously wrong...
 

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We're getting closer and closer to a world where technology will be controlling everything! It's great and all but I have a feeling something is going to go seriously wrong...
like skynet?
 
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Exactly! It's evident that humans are becoming more and more dependant on technology... there's this pit in my stomach, or maybe it's just nostalgia..
 

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Exactly! It's evident that humans are becoming more and more dependant on technology... there's this pit in my stomach, or maybe it's just nostalgia..
You could just have to go to the bathroom.
 
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Don't deny the truth! :slap:
I'm not. A pit in my stomach often means I need to hit the can. :D

Be we should stop this OT nonsense in a news thread now. lol.

At any rate, I want to know the overall power draw for the entire platform. Is this indeed capable of being crammed into a netbook, and still have very good battery life?
 
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Probably not going to be the next netbook platform. AMD has aimed these squarely at what they deem to be a new emerging market between netbooks and ultra-portables. While small and thin, they are reasonably priced and reasonably capable, not to mention more attractive and usable. I've yet to come across a netbook (except perhaps the HP miniNote) which didn't feel like a toy. The dv2z has a whole different feel to it... It's not quite luxury, but it's definitely premium, though the price would have you believe otherwise.

Long story short, I think AMD has found a good spot in the market where they can do well without interference from Intel. If only they would push the multimedia/performance marketing a bit more, I think they'd have a much larger following in the notebook arena. Despite being paired with admittedly fast, efficient processors, people don't realize quite how crippling Intel graphics are until long after they purchase a notebook equipped with them.

I'd like to point out that the release also mentions the 780E chipset, which I guess makes the Congo platform complete, huh? Not a spectacular launch, but from what I've seen the the products I've handled thusfar, it's a good product with good potential.

On the Intel side, take a look at the Acer Timeline. It's a very similar product, albeit larger and with longer battery life. It's a bit bland, obviously more oriented for portable workspace productivity than multimedia, but a good platform nonetheless. AMD needs to flex their muscle here. HP makes some very good, larger notebooks with the 700-series mobile chipsets built into them. Cut out the optical drive, slim it down, throw in a Turion X2, and I'd buy two.
 
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