Notebooks with AMD’s new low-voltage “Beema” processors should start to arrive during the second quarter of 2014. AMD officials say we could also see Beema-powered tablets soon, along with tablets featuring lower-power AMD Mullins chips.
AMD officials confirmed that devices with Beema chips are on the way during the chip-makers quarterly earnings call.
According to CPU-World, the upcoming Beema chips will come in dual and quad-core varieties and feature integrated security and more efficient performance than the AMD Kabini chips they’ll gradually replace.
The new processors are 28nm chips that will be available with 10W through 25W TDPs, and which will feature AMD Radeon graphics.
Pricing hasn’t been announced, but it’s likely we’ll continue to see AMD position its ULV chips as alternatives to Intel Celeron, Pentium, and Core i3 chips which means we could see the new processors in entry-level and mid-range Windows notebooks and tablets.