AMD announced a new platform for the processor area, based on a new generation of Turion chips, which hits the market after several delays and two years after the previous generation was launched.
The new Turion X2 Ultra Dual-Core models are supported on ATI Radeon HD 3000 Series graphics cards and gain efficiency in terms of energy consumption and performance, guarantees the manufacturer. Models from HP, Acer, Siemens, Toshiba and others are already confirmed that will support the renewed line of processors, already taking advantage of the integration of the graphics card manufacturer ATI in the AMD universe.
The clock speeds of the new processors are 2.4 gigahertz, revealed the company at the Asian fair Computex.In the same event AMD also talked about Fusion, ensuring that the new line of processors will reach the market in 2009 and will be produced by the company, in a first phase, in Germany.
Fusion will include processing cores, memory controller and graphics cores in the same piece of silicon. Adding graphics cores is considered a technical challenge as the technologies used for processors and graphics chips are different.
2008-06-03 – Intel reveals new bets at Computex