12 CPUs, including tri-cores and quads
details on AMD's upcoming Danube mobile platform have surfaced
on Xbit and the new platform looks promising, at least compared to
AMD's current mobile products.
Danube will feature the RS880M chipset with Direct X10.1 graphics, but
AMD will also offer 40nm DirectX 11 discrete chips, codenamed Park,
Madison and Broadway. In total, AMD plans to launch 12 processors,
including 3 parts based on the ancient K8 platform and nine K10-based
Starting at the low end, AMD will offer the the K8-based V120 single
core, clocked at 2.2GHz, with 512kB of cache and a 25W TDP. The Athlon
II P320 and N330 are also K8-based and will feature clocks of 2.3GHz
and 2.1GHz. Both sport 1MB of cache and have a 35W TDP rating.
There will be four K10-based dual-cores. All have 2MB of cache, but AMD
chose to use Turion II and Phenom II brands on them. The Turion II N530
and P520 are clocked at 2.5GHz and 2.3GHz respectively, but the slower
part has a 25W TDP, while the N530 has to deal with 35W. The Phenom II
X620 BE has a massive 45W TDP, but it's clocked at an impressive
3.1GHz, while the plain N620 ends up at 2.8GHz and 35W.
Now for some three-core action. The Phenom II P820 is clocked at 1.8GHz
and a 25W TDP, while the faster N830 ends up at 2.1GHz with a 35W TDP.
Both pack 1.5MB of cache.
AMD has also prepared three quads, starting with the Phenom II P920
clocked at 1.6GHz with. It has a rather modest 25W TDP, not bad for a
quad. The N930 is clocked at 2.0GHz and has a 45W TDP, while the X920
Black Edition offers a 2.3GHz clock, but with a 45W TDP.
AMD is expected to launch the new CPUs sometime in the first half of 2010, but we still don't have any specific launchdates.