Details of AMD’s Bobcat netbook processors emerge

March 11, 2010 at 11:58 am

AMD BobcatAMD already outlined its plans to enter the netbook processor market during an analyst day last November. As a quick reminder, the company introduced two new processor cores codenamed Bulldozer and Bobcat for release in 2011. Bulldozer is designed for desktops & servers, whilst Bobcat is targeted at ultra-thin notebooks. However, netbooks will also be targeted for the first time within the Bobcat family.

We knew that Bobcat was being designed with power efficiency in mind and AMD’s chief marketing officer, Nigel Dessau, recently said that the netbook chip will run with a similar TDP to the Intel Atom (10W-15W) and “it will have a good processor integrated with graphics, so you won’t need the [Nvidia] Ion graphics to give it half-decent performance.”

The chip will be purposely designed for screens no larger than 12-inches. “If we’d had a part, we’d have been in this space. We didn’t have a part so we went and worked on a part for the thin and light space. The plan is to come to market next year with a Fusion part that fits in it nicely in a netbook type thing,” Dessau said.

Via InternetNews.


941 Responses to “Details of AMD’s Bobcat netbook processors emerge”

  1. Bob said:
    March 11th, 2010 12:16 PM

    This is good news from AMD. So the keywords are Bobcat, Fusion Technology, TDP & .. er .. 2011. Slow n steady and probably very worthy. Eager questions: Will there be dual core chips too ? Can nVidia .. rather .. nVidia Optimus join hands ? Which manufacturers are on board ?

    I personally am very impressed with AMD – I used ’em in my desktop for 6 + years. These guys mean what they say and hopefully they have ‘battery-usage’ feature sorted out cuz Intel chips work well on their TDP figures. Welcome aboard Bobcat !!

  2. Maya said:
    September 6th, 2010 1:06 PM

    Oh great! I am looking for this kind of processor from AMD. Ok, I will buy a AMD based netbook next year.