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Good for laptops. Now a Bulldozer/68x or 69x APU would be perfect for laptops.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DrHeadbang View Post
Good for laptops. Now a Bulldozer/68x or 69x APU would be perfect for laptops.
for us, but not for most people


also isn't Llano based on Phenom II?
    
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for us, but not for most people


also isn't Llano based on Phenom II?
Llano is based on Phenom II,minus the L3 cache,however more L2 cache was added,so each core gets 1MB of L2.
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Originally Posted by DrHeadbang View Post
Good for laptops. Now a Bulldozer/68x or 69x APU would be perfect for laptops.
AMD's going to be playing catchup for quite a while. Ivy Bridge laptops come out in like 8 months, and those will destroy BD cores and probably have 30% better graphics than Intel HD 3000.

These Llano APU's will be decent in $400-600 laptops, but no way I'd pay more than 600 for a Llano quad. The 35W TDP in a couple of those quads is pretty awesome.
Edited by jrbroad77 - 6/14/11 at 8:08pm
 
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HP Introduces New Notebook Portfolio Powered by AMD
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Pricing and availability varies. Not all models are available in all regions.
  • The HP Pavilion dv6 starts at $599.99 and the Pavilion dv7 starts at $699.99. The Pavilion dv6 and dv7 are expected to be available in July.
  • The HP Pavilion g4 starts at $449.99, the Pavilion g6 starts at $498 and the Pavilion g7 starts at $499. The HP Pavilion g-series is expected to be available in July.
  • The HP ProBook b-series starts at $679. The HP ProBook b-series is expected to be available on June 27.
  • The HP ProBook s-series starts at $519 and is expected to be available on June 27.
I found the ProBooks on HP's site - ready to order.
Edited by wamubu - 6/14/11 at 11:25pm
    
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GPU performance is not impressive.

A8-3500M which has GPU with 400 shaders is only twice as fast as HD3000 in metro 2033 and Dirt. In far cry 2, HD3000 was very close to it !!

However, power consumption of Llano is impressive.
Are you kidding me? It beats the hell out of Sandy Bridge's gpu. It seems to be memory bandwidth constrained according to anandtech. Anyway, this is a win for AMD, as the kind of notebooks these will ship in gpu and power usage are more important that raw cpu speed. I can't wait to see where Fusion ends up going.

Honestly I think the integration of graphics with the cpu is what will make for a Renaissance in PC gaming. In a generation or two they will be good enough to play games with graphics that are more than passable. They will always lag behind their discrete counter parts of course, but at a certain point it doesn't matter. Just think in 5 years everyone will have a PC capable of some sort of gaming, even midrange units.
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Are you kidding me?

I think he is XD


This GPU is clocked very low, imagine increasing it to some sort of decent speeds.


Aaah I miss the good ol' 780G graphics... 900MHz on those things boiled down the chipset but it ran damn faster than any other integrated on the surface of the planet
   
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As far as i know, all reviews were done with 1333mhz ram, while mobile llano supports 1600(desktop goes up to 1866). I can pretty much guaranty the low performance of the GPU is due to low ram speed.

Reviews with 1600/1866 mhz ram will be coming after the 30th(full NDA lift).
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AMD's going to be playing catchup for quite a while. Ivy Bridge laptops come out in like 8 months, and those will destroy BD cores and probably have 30% better graphics than Intel HD 3000.

These Llano APU's will be decent in $400-600 laptops, but no way I'd pay more than 600 for a Llano quad. The 35W TDP in a couple of those quads is pretty awesome.
You're awfully confident considering neither product has any reputable reviews out.

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As far as i know, all reviews were done with 1333mhz ram, while mobile llano supports 1600(desktop goes up to 1866). I can pretty much guaranty the low performance of the GPU is due to low ram speed.

Reviews with 1600/1866 mhz ram will be coming after the 30th(full NDA lift).
Anand has 1866 mhz RAM on theirs, its quite a bit faster.
    
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