We now know what to expect from AMD’s Llano, as far as pricing and initial model numbers. None of the Llano chips top $200 which is good as the Intel models that they will be competing against are also in that price range. Bulldozer is a little more expensive, with the lower end quad-core running $220 up to $320 for the high end octo-core, again bang on with Intel’s competing Sandy Bridge parts. It is a question of the performance gap between Intel and AMD, which unfortunately remains unanswered for now.
"AMD has started shipping its Llano APUs to notebook clients and will begin to market the APUs to channels in July 2011, according to sources from notebook makers.
AMD targets to ship one million notebook-use Llano APUs in June, 1.5 million in July, and a total of 8-9 million for the whole of 2011, revealed the sources, citing AMD’s internal estimates.
If the shipment goals are realized, AMD will be able to boost its share in the notebook CPU segment to 15% by the end of the year, the sources commented."
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