AMD preps the E-450 notebook processor
The AMD E-350 processor is an interesting chip which offers moderate performance, decent graphics, and relatively low power consumption. A number of laptop makers including HP, Asus, and Lenovo have released laptops this year featuring the chip. Now AMD is working on a new model which packs a little mroe punch.
Fudzilla reports that the AMD E-450 processor will bring more powerful graphics and a slightly higher CPU clock speed to the table, while keeping the same 18W TDP.
The E-350 is a 1.6 GHz dual core chip that uses Radeon HD 6310 graphics. The new AMD E-450 will be a 1.65 GHz dual core processor with faster Radeon HD 6320 graphics. Both chips are capable of handling DirectX 11 graphics and 1080p HD video playback.
The new chip will also feature Turbo Core technology which can overclock a single core while underclocking the other to improve performance on tasks that don’t really take advantage of multi-threading anyway without greatly sacrificing battery life. The GPU clock speed will also jump from 508 MHz to 600 MHz when Turbo Core kicks in.
The AMD E-series processors are designed to be energy efficient chips, offering decent battery life and low power consumption. So don’t expect to see these processors in bleeding edge computers anytime soon. Instead, the new chips will likely continue to show up in budget laptops with 11 to 15 inch displays.
There’s no word on the release date for the new AMD E-450.