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Just as Intel Corp. gears up for its annual Intel Developer Forum next week, its arch-rival Advanced Micro Devices plans to spoil the event with the live demonstration of its hybrid processor code-named Zacate just meters away from the convention centers, where the IDF is set to take place.

Next week in San Francisco, California, AMD will unveil the first North America public demonstrations of its accelerated processing unit (APU) codenamed “Zacate,” a new dual-core, 18W TDP processor containing DirectX 11-class graphics capabilities on die. Zacate APU-based platforms bring many of the vivid digital computing experiences into the opening price points of the low-cost and mainstream segments.

According to AMD, the demonstration will include fully accelerated playback of 1080p video, PC video games and other types of usage, including GPU-accelerated software.

AMD's low-power APUs Ontario and Zacate will generally have similar designs and similar set of capabilities. Both low-power APU versions feature two “Bobcat” x86 cores and graphics processing engine derived from code-named ATI Cedar chip that fully support DirectX11, DirectCompute  and OpenCL. Both APUs also include a new UVD dedicated hardware acceleration for HD video including 1920x1080 (1080p, full-HD) resolutions.

Tags: AMD, Fusion, zacate, , Intel, idf


Comments currently: 2
Discussion started: 09/10/10 04:25:34 PM
Latest comment: 09/18/10 04:17:51 PM


So a lot of people will be showing stuff off next week huh? I hope it's good.
0 0 [Posted by: GavinT  | Date: 09/13/10 10:23:33 AM]

It's nice to see thatDAMN hopes to spoil some of bragging rights to intel as they did spoil AMD's rec.ex.Fusion concept with their underperforming Atoms two years ago.

It'll been hard times for AMD again now when Atom SoCs are also "announced" and Intel can ramp up 32nm Atoms in volume (and proprietary chipsets also) so 40nm bulk Zacate + 55nm chipset doesnt seem to compelling. DX11 on small R600 descendant is nice feature though.

And do they really meant to soil anything now when this fall 2010 IDF will be all about Sandy Bridge promotion (reallife performance?), Atom SoCs and announcing aggressive transition to 22nm Ivy Bridge. Could we expect to finally see Bulldozer's promo-run next week also?
0 0 [Posted by: OmegaHuman  | Date: 09/18/10 04:17:51 PM]


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