Feeds

AMD ships dual-core CPU for thin'n'light laptops

Neo takes on Intel's CULV

SANS - Survey on application security programs

Computex AMD's dual-core Athlon Neo, a chip aimed at the same makers of ultra-skinny laptops that Intel is currently pitching its small CPUs - aka CULV, for Consumer Ultra Low Voltage - to, is now available in volume.

AMD has yet to detail the specifications of the dual-core chip, codenamed 'Conesus'. The single-core Athlon Neo MV-40 runs at 1.6GHz, has 512KB of L2 cache and is fabbed at 65nm. Conesus is known to contain 1MB of L2 and a DDR 2 memory controller. It's fabbed at 45nm, so it should have headroom for a higher clock frequency than 1.6GHz.

Not that Intel's hanging around. Yesterday, it announced it was shipping its latest CULV processor, the Pentium SU2700, a 1.3GHz part aimed at mainstream thin'n'light laptops. It consumes up to 10W of power.

The SU2700 is likely to be paired with the GS40 chipset Intel also announced yesterday. It's a "value" chipset but features souped up graphics, at least in comparison with the previous-generation chipsets usually used in cheaper thin'n'light machines. The GS40 has a GMA 4500M graphics core running at 400MHz and capable of grabbing up to 385MB of system memory as its frame buffer. The chipset supports HDMI.

Graphics is a key weapon in AMD's arsenal too, however, and the dual-core Neo will be offered with a chipset that integrates the company's Radeon 3200 core - a big step up from previous Neo-oriented parts which had a Radeon 1200 GPU on board. ®

Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction

More from The Register

next story
WTF happened to Pac-Man?
In his thirties and still afraid of ghosts
Reg man builds smart home rig, gains SUPREME CONTROL of DOMAIN – Pics
LightwaveRF and Arduino: Bright ideas for dim DIYers
Leaked pics show EMBIGGENED iPhone 6 screen
Fat-fingered fanbois rejoice over Chinternet snaps
Apple patent LOCKS drivers out of their OWN PHONES
I'm sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't let you text that
Microsoft signs Motorola to Android patent pact – no, not THAT Motorola
The part that Google never got will play ball with Redmond
Happy 25th birthday, Game Boy!
Monochrome handset ushered in modern mobile gaming era
Slip your finger in this ring and unlock your backdoor, phone, etc
Take a look at this new NFC jewellery – why, what were you thinking of?
Rounded corners? Pah! Amazon's '3D phone has eye-tracking tech'
Now THAT'S what we call a proper new feature
Zucker punched: Google gobbles Facebook-wooed Titan Aerospace
Up, up and away in my beautiful balloon flying broadband-bot
prev story

Whitepapers

Mobile application security study
Download this report to see the alarming realities regarding the sheer number of applications vulnerable to attack, as well as the most common and easily addressable vulnerability errors.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.