AMD Gearing up for Puma Launch
According to AMD, more than 100 laptops from different manufacturers will be shipping with the company’s brand-new “Puma” platform this year.
According to AMD, more than 100 laptops from different manufacturers will be shipping with the company’s brand-new “Puma” platform this year. It’s supposed to be a direct competitor to Intel’s upcoming Centrino 2, and details of both will be revealed in June at the Computex trade show in Taiwan.
AMD has been struggling on all fronts as of late, and Intel has been able to snatch most of the business with its more efficient Centrino platform. The “Puma” is, of course, looking to remedy the situation with a whole slew of new features with, such as a new “Griffin” or “Turion Ultra” CPU accompanied by the 780M chipset and improved power-saving technology. In addition, there’s AMD’s new HyperFlash technology, the rival of Intel’s Turbo Memory.”
While anything with the words “Ultra” or “Hyper” in it obviously has to be great, the most exciting part of the Puma platform is definitely the integrated graphics chip, which is expected to perform much better than anything Intel is currently offering. Unfortunately for AMD, the Puma release coincides with Intel’s new Centrino 2, which also offers improved integrated graphics.
Who comes out on top is a subject of much speculation, but we won’t know for sure until we can get our hands on some of the new laptops and give them a test drive.