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AMD tries to outdo Intel with Puma: Great computing power for less power consumption


AMD Griffin and PumaAccording to a recent article by CNET Networks' News.com, Advanced Micro Devices (ADM) is "prepping an energy-efficient notebook chip, code-named Griffin, as well as a platform based around Griffin called Puma (similar to Intel's Centrino), that will likely allow AMD to better compete in the rapidly growing notebook market." Read the story in its entirety: "AMD's new Puma stalking Intel's Centrino."

Here's the lowdown:

What's new:

AMD has come up with a new notebook chip, called Griffin, that it says will crank down power consumption without restricting power. It has a platform too, Puma, that will emphasize its graphics from ATI Technology.

Bottom line:

Griffin should allow the company to better compete with Intel in laptops but it won't appear for a year or so. Plus, some AMD partners may have questions.

For more information about AMD's Griffin and Puma, check out these additional news sources:

Do you think that AMD's Griffin notebook chip and Puma platform will take away some of Intel's market share, or will Intel counterattack and release something even better (read: more energy efficient) by the time Griffin and Puma are released in mid-2008? Join the discussion.

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Sonja Thompson has worked for TechRepublic since October of 1999. She is currently a Senior Editor and the host of the Smartphones and Tablets blogs.

2 comments
Sonja Thompson
Sonja Thompson

Do you think that AMD's Griffin notebook chip and Puma platform will take away some of Intel's market share, or will Intel counterattack and release something even better (read = more energy efficient) by the time Griffin and Puma are released in mid-2008?

Langlier
Langlier

Puma certainly sounds intriguing from afar... But Intel has the pendulum in thier corner firmly right now where AMD is faltering. If Puma doesn't have at least an 8 month run as top dog in the market then we might be looking at a critical blow to AMD. I'm hoping its a success just to keep the market competition up.

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