The AMD C-70 processor is a 9W dual core processor designed for low power notebooks and other computers. AMD hasn’t said much about the new processor yet, but it showed up recently on a “Notebooks with AMD” page on the chip-maker’s website.
On paper, the new processor looks virtually identical to the AMD C-60 processor, which has been available since last year.
Both chips have top clock speeds of 1.33 GHz, Radeon graphics with top speeds of 400 MHz, and 1MB of L2 cache. In fact, I’m having a tough time spotting any differences other than the new name.
We’ve seen this sort of chip used for inexpensive and low power netbooks and laptops over the past few years. AMD’s C-series processors offer the sort of CPU performance you’d expect from an older Intel Atom processor, while offering significantly better graphics performance with support for HD video and 3D accelerated graphics.