AMD Bobcat to Target Atom

Posted by Zealot on Jul 19, 2008

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amd_vs_intel_2 AMD is apparently close to releasing a 64-bit processor chip they have announced previously called ‘Bobcat’ designed to go head to head against Intel’s successful (though sadly unloved by Intel) Atom UMPC chip.

The Bobcat is rumored to feature the following specs:

  • 1GHz clock speed
  • 128KB of L1 cache
  • 256KB of L2 cache
  • 800MHz HyperTransport
  • On-board memory controller will handle 400MHz DDR 2 chips.
  • 8W Power consumption
  • Within a 812-pin, 27mm² BGA package.

Considering the problems the Atom shortage has been causing UMPC vendors, this should be looked on as very good news indeed. Also, Intel could use some more UMPC competition. Between the Bobcat and the upcoming new chip from VIA, things are continuing to heat up in the UMPC market.

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By day a department manager and writer for a major network device vendor...by night Zealot stalks the mean magnetic streets, striking fear into the hearts of bandwidth abusers and theme park mascots. Zealot has been involved with mobile devices for more than a decade now, starting off with dumb phones, moving to PDAs and then to smartphones, notebooks and netbooks with the odd PMP thrown in. Most of his mobile time currently is spent on a Treo Pro, Zune HD, Thinkpad T61, HP Mini 311, iPod Touch 3G, iPad 16G or a Hackintoshed Compaq Mini 704. He proudly groks the Geek community and considers himself a Neo Maxi Zune Dweebie (thanks Wil Wheaton!).

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