According 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:
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:
- AMD strikes back at Intel with Puma notebooks (InfoWorld | IDG News Service)
- AMD details plans for mobile PC chip platform (Reuters)
- AMD Announces Next-Gen Mobile Microprocessor, Chipset (PC Magazine)
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 started at TechRepublic in October 1999. She is a former Senior Editor at TechRepublic.