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Wednesday, 06 October 2010 11:37

Fusion desktop same TDP as mobile

Written by Fuad Abazovic
fusion

Dual-core at 18W
A lot of people still care about desktops and the HTPC market, as many still prefer working on desktops rather than notebook. People still like the fact that one of the machines they have at home is fixed and that it has a proper screen. Well, at least many of us do.

This is why especially people who are after HTPC (Home Theatre PCs) might be quite happy with AMD's Ontario dual-core chip. We’ve learned that the desktop part has the same 18W TDP and some of the roadmaps we’ve seen have listed some 25W parts, a chip that is likely to be clocked faster.

There will also be a single core part with 9W TDP but we are not sure if this one will jump in and replace current K10.5 45nm Sempron CPUs, but at least the possibility is there.

Graphics pefrormance on Ontario looks good and this is something that will come handy in the HTPC market as it will be good enough to pay Blu-Ray HD video, something that is the most demanding for these users, and some basic games such as Starcfaft 2 will run just fine.

Last modified on Wednesday, 06 October 2010 12:30
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+2 #1 JAB Creations 2010-10-06 12:47
That's good and great and all however how about coverage of Bulldozer CPU's that most readers here are going to care about? Yesterday it was an article about quads being released almost a full year from now? AMD already has 6 core 45nm CPU's and 8 and 12 core 45nm server CPU's. How about informing us about their 6/8/12 core 32nm CPU's? These are all available for purchase right now.

I'm barely getting by with my quad (X3 720) in a production/gaming environment with numerous browses, virtualization, and games taking advantage of multiple cores and am waiting on the 1100T to debut. Heck, even Blizzard who usually releases good games that don't suck up too many resources now uses four cores (maybe more?) with Starcraft II.
 
 
+2 #2 Nerdmaster 2010-10-06 15:01
Quote:
Dual-core at 18W


But it wont be fast at 18W. It should have two modes: the low power profile 18W, low clocks and the high power profile at higher clocks.
 
 
+10 #3 BernardP 2010-10-06 15:16
Quoting JAB Creations:
How about informing us about their 6/8/12 core 32nm CPU's? These are all available for purchase right now.


You mean 45nm, right?. There are no 32nm AMD CPUs currently available.
 
 
+6 #4 Tr0y 2010-10-06 21:10
It's hard to get used to "AMD Radeon". But "Oracle Radeon"? Or "Oracle Ontario"? NEVER!

ATI rules!
 
 
-1 #5 youserzero 2010-10-06 22:14
Quote:
But it wont be fast at 18W. It should have two modes: the low power profile 18W, low clocks and the high power profile at higher clocks.


Fast is relative. It will be significantly faster than an Atom CPU at the same clock speed due due to them using the old Pentium 4 architecture.
 
 
+1 #6 Gurqn 2010-10-07 10:36
Such a basic game like Starcraft II eh ? You have to play with nice graphichs card if you want to enjoy while playing SC2 and SC2 not a basic game for graphics card as you said.
 
 
+1 #7 hoohoo 2010-10-07 14:11
Quoting Tr0y:
It's hard to get used to "AMD Radeon". But "Oracle Radeon"? Or "Oracle Ontario"? NEVER!

ATI rules!



Well, weird as 'Oracle Radeon' would be, perhaps Ellison would crack the whip and make AMD execute & deliver on the CPU side.
 
 
+2 #8 Nerdmaster 2010-10-07 15:33
Quote:
Fast is relative. It will be significantly faster than an Atom CPU at the same clock speed due to them using the old Pentium 4 architecture


Yes but a desktop part at 18W? It could consume more power for sure. At 18W you just need passive cooling.
 
 
0 #9 hoohoo 2010-10-08 06:49
Quoting JAB Creations:
I'm barely getting by with my quad (X3 720) in a production/gaming environment ...


Jabby! Jabby! Jabby! Where are the communists? Are they inside your three dollar bill CPU, stealing your cycles and giving them away!?
 

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