Similar to young siblings, AMD and Intel like trying to steal enthusiasts attention the moment the other company does something interesting. This particular time it is AMD showing off its low voltage and high powered Zacate chip while most are focused on IDF. AnandTech have updated their article with everything that they have found out about the chip, including their perceptions of how well the chip could run City of Heros compared to a Core i5-M 520.
"Let’s recap. Zacate is AMD’s 18W APU aimed at the mainstream notebook market (~$500 notebooks). The APU features a pair of Bobcat cores and a Cedar-class AMD DX11 GPU. Spending some time with the physical Zacate package, it seems to have a single 64-bit DDR3 memory interface ala Atom. Unlike Atom however, both the Bobcat cores and the DX11 GPU should be relatively high performance."
Here is some more Tech News from around the web:
- Live blog: IDF 2010 Otellini and Perlmutter keynote @ The Tech Report
- Complete IDF 2010 Coverage @ ExtremeTech
- Intel announces Tunnel Creek – Atom E600 System on Chip @ AnandTech
- Intel walks across Sandy Bridge, goes up Tunnel Creek @ Ars Technica
- IDF 2010: Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD5 and GA- P67A-UD7 Motherboards @ Legit Reviews
- Dell demos convertible tablet/netbook onstage at IDF @ The Tech Report
- IDF 2010: SandForce Using Intel 25nm MLC Flash On SSDs @ Legit Reviews
- Liveblog: Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 beta event @ Ars Technica
- Microsoft Exchange opens the door for hackers @ The Inquirer
- Microsoft closes hole used to attack industrial plants @ The Register
- How To Hack Your Neighbor’s WIFI/Wireless With Your Graphics Card @ TechwareLabs
- Garmin Nuvi 1490T Review @ TechReviewSource
- Crucial Ballistix Tracer DDR3 133MHz Memory Giveaway @ eTeknix