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[TGD] AMD to roll out Griffin processor as ‘Turion Ultra’ at Computex

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Computex Taipei 2008 is just around the corner and news of what we can expect to see at the conference is already trickling in. Nvidia will release its new GeForce GTX 280 and 260 GPUs, AMD its Radeon 4850 and 4870 as well as its Puma notebook platform.



According to our sources at a top-tier OEM/ODM, AMD will be announcing Puma as well as the Griffin processor on June 3 (local time), the first day of the show. Puma will consist of the Griffin CPU, which we now know will be called “Turion Ultraâ€, a mobile version of the 780G chipset (RS780M), the Mobility Radeon 3200 graphics chip (integrated in the mobile 780G chipset) as well as Wi-Fi chips from the usual suspects (Atheros, Broadcom, Marvell, Ralink).

Puma will show up in all major notebook form factors (12.1â€, 13.3â€, 15.4†and 17") and will be on display with ATI Mobility Radeon 3450, 3650 and 3850 discrete graphics chips. SSDs will be available as an option, albeit in a very limited fashion: Puma will aim for the volume business and consumer markets and SSD simply are still “too expensive†for these segments. That scenario should change with the arrival of AMD’s 2009 Shrike mobile platform (better known for its Fusion processor), which is expected to see a greater adoption of SSD devices.

At this time, we have no information whether Puma and its Turion Ultra will be available in volume from day one. Stay tuned for more information coming soon.

Despite the fact that a first Intel Montevina notebook has been announced already, don’t expect the platform to debut at Computex. Montevina notebooks are likely to have a significant presence at the show, but our sources indicated that the platform will not be launched until later in the month.
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post #2 of 7
Well the 780G was a success then this might a success too.
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ah thats pretty cool
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I'm not going to hold my breath for this one since it is based off K8. The mobile Penryns are clocking at close to 3.0GHz and Griffin is only supposed to be in the mid 2GHz range and with the clock advantage of the Core architecture, Griffin doesn't stand too much of a chance in the performance realm. At least this probably means pretty low prices though.
    
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i bet the whole idea is that they will be really cheap. They know they cant preform against Intel, so they are trying to get some market share back with lower prices...
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Most of the market doesn't care about top performance either way. AMD seems to be targeting the less tech savy and more value concerned consumers, which adds up to a huge demographic.
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lol marin I think your starting to infringe on Linskingdom's "news-mastery" territory
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