AMD launches new notebook platform

AMD 'Puma' platform delivers three times the graphics performance of rivals says AMD

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By  Mark Sutton Published  June 8, 2008

AMD launched its new notebook platform at last week's Computex show. The notebook offering, codenamed Puma, includes new CPUs, graphics, chipset and wireless capabilities, which AMD says will deliver three times the graphics performance of competitor offerings.

Puma includes the new AMD Turion X2 Ultra Dual-Core Mobile Processor, AMD's first ever processor designed for mobile, with AMD Independent Dynamic Core Technology, a new mobile-optimized memory controller, and power-optimized HyperTransport 3.0.

The new mobile chipset, includes ATI Radeon HD 3200 Graphics, for high definition image quality and 3D performance with support for PCI Express 2.0 and DirectX 10.1.

For connectivity the new platform includes support for 802.11n and 3g. New notebook designs utilising the platform have already been developed by Acer, Asus, Clevo, Fujitsu, Fujitsu Siemens Computers, HP, MSI, NEC and Toshiba.

"AMD is uniquely positioned to deliver balanced platform solutions that tightly couple computing and graphics capabilities for a visually rich user experience. Our next-generation AMD notebook platform contains a host of interrelated innovations that together deliver enhanced business productivity and the ultimate in HD visual performance on the go," said Dirk Meyer, president and COO, AMD.

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