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New AMD Z-Series APU for Tablets Enables Immersive Experience for Windows 8 Platforms

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AMD announced its latest entry in the performance tablet and small form factor PC market with the AMD Z-60 Accelerated Processing Unit (APU). The AMD Z-60 is AMD's lowest power APU, delivering unprecedented performance and AMD AllDay power for tablet form factors as thin as 10mm. A compelling combination of features, stunning graphics, support for the latest Microsoft Windows 8 applications and user interfaces, as well as compatibility with Windows 7 and the full-suite of legacy Windows applications, makes the AMD Z-60 APU an ideal solution for a range of designs.

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Now that is something to look forward to.
 

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Wow this is going to be great. Completely turn the tide when it comes to gaming and entertainment on tablets. I have a feeling this will dominate Nvidia's Tegra 3. Im not all impressed with Tegra TBH.
 

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Yup, the edge is Tegra 3-like performance with the ability to run legacy x86 apps.
 
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I think it's more aimed towards competing with the Intel Atom-series than the ARM offerings.
 
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makes wonder how much longer before they can run Crysis on a 4 watt tablet....
 

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Wow this is going to be great. Completely turn the tide when it comes to gaming and entertainment on tablets. I have a feeling this will dominate Nvidia's Tegra 3. Im not all impressed with Tegra TBH.
do you understand what you are talking about?
Tegra 3 is ARM based SoC, which will be used in WinRT tablets.
Z-60 is x86 based SoC, which will be used in Win8 tablets like Clover Trail. You cannot compare one to another.
On a final note; I am totally impressed with Tegra (Specially tegra 3). Being 45nm (and ARM 9) and competing with 28 nm (ARM 9 and Hybrid (ARM9+ARM15)) chips in both performance and battery life is something incredible to me. Upcoming HTC One X+ prevails Galaxy S3's performances (Quad core, ARM 9 and 32 nm). ;)
 

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do you understand what you are talking about?
Tegra 3 is ARM based SoC, which will be used in WinRT tablets.
Z-60 is x86 based SoC, which will be used in Win8 tablets like Clover Trail. You cannot compare one to another.
On a final note; I am totally impressed with Tegra (Specially tegra 3). Being 45nm (and ARM 9) and competing with 28 nm (ARM 9 and Hybrid (ARM9+ARM15)) chips in both performance and battery life is something incredible to me. Upcoming HTC One X+ prevails Galaxy S3's performances (Quad core, ARM 9 and 32 nm). ;)
MS is trying to expand their market share over Unix/Linux Based Solutions (Android, iphoneOS)
 
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4.5 w :d
 

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4.5w :eek: dayummmmmmmmm
 
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That does make me wonder when the patents on x86 are going to "expire", so everyone can make 'em. Would be interesting to see how it would turn out...
 

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That does make me wonder when the patents on x86 are going to "expire", so everyone can make 'em. Would be interesting to see how it would turn out...
you mean only amd and intel can make x86 softwares?
 
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That does make me wonder when the patents on x86 are going to "expire", so everyone can make 'em. Would be interesting to see how it would turn out...
With the way patents are looking these days, probably about the year 4500.
 
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you mean only amd and intel can make x86 softwares?
only their processors can legally execute x86 codes natively (plus via)
everyone can code using x86 instruction set.
 
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*derp* Answered my own question. :slap:

Wikipedia said:
Open: Partly. For some advanced features, x86 may require license from Intel; x86-64 may require an additional license from AMD. The 80486 processor has been on the market for more than 20 years and so cannot be subject to patent claims. This subset of the x86 architecture is therefore fully open.