Topic Title: AMD's New Roadmap
Topic Summary: More horsepower..less juice
Created On: 11/13/2013 05:47 PM
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 11/13/2013 05:47 PM
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quote: " Since Intel ramped up its mobile chipsets a few years ago, AMD has been losing a lot of ground on laptops and tablets—in the public mind at least. The company just announced the rest of its product roadmap for next year. They feature a significant power-to-performance efficiency improvement. Will it be enough?

Over the summer, we got our first look at Richland, AMD's top laptop APU (Advanced Processing Unit, AMD's name for a microprocessor that acts as both a CPU and graphics processor). Beema and Mullins round out the lineup's low-power options for cheaper laptops and tablets.

Beema replaces last year's Kabini SoC, designed primarily for small notebooks two-in-one laptop/tablet hybrids. Mullins replaces the Temash on the very lowest end of the spectrum. It's designed for fanless tablets, laptops and convertibles. Both feature new "Puma" cores in either dual- or quad-core configurations." end quote

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 11/13/2013 08:51 PM
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It'll be interesting when AMD is a real contender in the tablet market. There are not to bad ones, like the Vizio 11.6 inch AMD tablet that I'm debating on getting, but it's one of the very few AMD based ones out there.

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 11/15/2013 01:08 PM
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Is Mullins supposed to support Turbo Dock?  Would Beema be able to drop down to convertible form-factor at the lower power level and become a Turbo Dock device?  Will we ever see a Temash Turbo Dock?

I mean it seemed so promising to be able to replace a laptop and add a tablet at the same time, having a dock at home but being able to just grab the tablet to take to work.  The dock could be pretty big without issue, I even remember a rumour about a high-end dock housing a serparate GPU and connecting via crossfire where the dock connects.  Just having fans in the dock that activate and allow more performance just seems like a given for as far as the tablet market has come.

 

But then I rememeber enthusiasts are such a small part of the market...

 11/15/2013 04:26 PM
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I foresee in the not to distant future an open cross platform standard in which powerful desktops will be able to stream games and videos to a handheld device (much like nVidia Shield, but for both AMD and nVidia and more devices such as tablets and not a dedicated device), much like a traditional mainframe and client setup, using 802.11ac.

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