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AMD Preps Brazos Successor For Late '11 Launch

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Alright, so we are still waiting for AMD's first attempt to compete in the netbook/tablet market.

But at least we know now that AMD is in this game for the long haul as well, as we have learned that there will be a second-generation product that will be released as early late 2011.

Brazos is just one week away from its rumored introduction and we will know more then how competitive the platform really is. Digitimes reported that the Deccan platform will follow Brazos and replace it within one year. Deccan will include the Krishna APU and the Yuba chipset and will begin an internal testing process in Q1 2011. Samples should follow in Q2 and an official introduction could happen in Q4.   

Brazos is a first-generation product for the netbook space for AMD, but it has already scored some important design wins, including MSI netbooks. According to Digitimes, Brazos will also find its way into a tablet PC from Acer, which is somewhat surprising as competition is brutal in this space and shows that AMD may have an interesting platform to offer.     

Brazos is expected to debut at CES with the Ontario APU and the Hudson chipset.

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    joytech22 , January 3, 2011 10:35 PM
    This is AMD's busy year, they've been working hard to deliver the goods this year, hope they don't let us down.

    AMD CPU's in a tablet PC? Sounds like my kind of product.
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    elcentral , January 3, 2011 11:46 PM
    hmmm still waiting for the amd to put down intels i7 culd upgrade my 3,4 quad.
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    wiinippongamer , January 4, 2011 12:16 AM
    And what about bulldozer?
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    dogman_1234 , January 4, 2011 12:43 AM
    wiinippongamerAnd what about bulldozer?


    It will debute later in 2011. AMD is just introducing the APU chips to the freemarket and consumers. I guess AMD wants to give Intel the bird at CES...if they have the silicon to do it.
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    firefoxx04 , January 4, 2011 2:43 AM
    dogman_1234It will debute later in 2011. AMD is just introducing the APU chips to the freemarket and consumers. I guess AMD wants to give Intel the bird at CES...if they have the silicon to do it.

    what about the 6 core amd chips?
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    ddkshah , January 4, 2011 3:17 AM
    Bulldozer is am architecture that is really meant for gaming and it even has feature sets that even intel doesn't have on sandy bridge .
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    tomate2 , January 4, 2011 4:47 AM
    waiting waiting waiting...
    how long has it been since amd has really launched something new instead of leaks and rumors
    intel brings i3, i5, i7 and amd announces bulldozer somewhere at the end of 2010
    amd reveals hexa core phenoms... old architecture with couple extra cores...
    second generation i3, i5, i7 comes out and we still waiting or expecting for a amd equivalent...

    personally i prefer having amd/ati in my rig...
    but i think amd has already had us waiting for too long...
    suddenly im not so enthusiastic about bulldozer anymore...
    not even expecting anything great from them anymore...
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    thomaseron , January 4, 2011 5:13 AM
    WOOHOO!!! :-P
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    dalta centauri , January 4, 2011 11:36 AM
    tomate2waiting waiting waiting... how long has it been since amd has really launched something new instead of leaks and rumorsintel brings i3, i5, i7 and amd announces bulldozer somewhere at the end of 2010amd reveals hexa core phenoms... old architecture with couple extra cores... second generation i3, i5, i7 comes out and we still waiting or expecting for a amd equivalent... personally i prefer having amd/ati in my rig... but i think amd has already had us waiting for too long... suddenly im not so enthusiastic about bulldozer anymore...not even expecting anything great from them anymore...

    Intel brought the i-series almost 2-3 years ago.
    It takes time for Intel or AMD to come up with/engineer/release a product that will compete with their competitor.
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    masterasia , January 4, 2011 1:57 PM
    Late '11 !?! By then SandyBridge would have taken over the world.
    The gap between AMD and Intel just gets larger and larger.
    I feel bad that AMD can't keep up with Intel, but then again,
    I'm happy because SandyBridge will be kicking some ass and
    will be the best bang for your buck. I'm pretty sure
    Microcenter will have it for around $240.
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    falchard , January 4, 2011 5:00 PM
    FINALLY! A TabletPC with a decent graphics chipset. No more of these gawd awful Intel Integrated graphics. I have been holding off on upgrading my 2004 Toshiba M200 because no TabletPC that has come out offered a better graphics chip then the nVidia 6200 in this. FINALLY something after 6 years to give decent performance.
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    aaron686 , January 5, 2011 12:42 AM
    masterasiaLate '11 !?! By then SandyBridge would have taken over the world.The gap between AMD and Intel just gets larger and larger.I feel bad that AMD can't keep up with Intel, but then again, I'm happy because SandyBridge will be kicking some ass andwill be the best bang for your buck. I'm pretty sure Microcenter will have it for around $240.



    That wide gap between AMD and Intel is actually a bad thing, the further they are apart the more Intel would want to milk us with their prices, if AMD gave some good competition then the consumer wins. Always
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    Nintendork , January 5, 2011 2:44 AM
    masterasia
    Seems you're lost dude.

    This late '11 is about the brazos replace done in 28nm. A ultra low power cpu. The 40nm zacate/ontario destroys atom in any way possible, cpu performance, battery life, integrated (faster than the "sb wannabe high end igp") just limited beacuse of the low frequency cpu.

    Zambesi wich 8 cores can be 50% faster then X6 Thuban (IPC improvement and other things) should come in April.
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    thomaseron , January 5, 2011 3:04 AM
    aaron686That wide gap between AMD and Intel is actually a bad thing, the further they are apart the more Intel would want to milk us with their prices, if AMD gave some good competition then the consumer wins. Always


    Yes, so more people should buy AMD products so they can make some money to put in R&D. :) 
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    Anonymous , January 5, 2011 9:26 AM
    AMD has matched and gone ahead of Intel in the past, they had less resources back then too, so why shouldn't they manage again? The jump from K6-3 to Athlons skipped past 2-3 Intel generations. I personally only prefer AMD due to the good pricing in the budget section, although I am excited about 2011 and will probably take my first step into the enthusiast market for once in my life, so Bulldozer looks promising =)
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    dalta centauri , January 5, 2011 11:44 AM
    @aaron686:
    For the average consumer, they'll actually be looking at the commercials and shops computers where the worker will 'suggest' their opinion on a perfect computer. Intel still dominates among average users and prebuilt buyers because they advertise and have commercials.

    That's why there are still people that think Intel is the only Company producing parts for Computers, they don't know about ASUS/Gigabyte/MSi/Biostar. When it comes down to it I started off with a computer that had an AMD processor, Nvidia 4400ti graphics, and an HP logo. If I hadn't gone for that AMD prebuilt, I probably wouldn't have known AMD existed until I began doing research on building computers myself.
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    Nintendork , January 5, 2011 10:25 PM
    And that was part on intel's bribing, retaliation if OEM/stores exceeded a certain AMD cpu/pc's quota. If they did, then they would've been axed from high-end cpu's or volume discounts. A really MAFIA tactic.

    This the settlement that make Intel pay AMD $1.25Billion.
    http://online.wsj.com/public/resources/documents/Intelcomplaint1104.pdf


    Intel don't deserve anyones money.