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AMD targets Windows tablets with Hondo APU
Next generation Tamesh parts coming in 2013
AMD is set to launch the first batch of Hondo APUs sometime in Q4. The launch should roughly coincide with Microsoft’s Windows 8 launch and we could see a few tablets based on the tiny APUs.
Hondo is based on the 40nm Bobcat core, of Brazos fame, and its power consumption is 4.5W. It packs DirectX 11 graphics and other features found in other Bobcat derived chips.
However, in 2013 AMD aims to replace Hondo with Tamesh, a next generation design based on the upcoming Jaguar core. There is still no word on the feature set or performance, but it is safe to assume that it will be major step forward over the venerable Bobcat.