AMD has been shedding its reputation as a company that makes powerful, but power-hungry chips. The 9 Watt AMD C-50 dual core processor can go head-to-head with Intel’s latest Atom chips for netbooks in terms of performance and power consumption, while the AMD E-350 chip uses just 18W, or less than half the power of a typical notebook chip.

But AMD’s not only focused on notebook processors. The company unveiled a new G-Series line of chips for embedded systems earlier this year, with the same low power consumption of 9W to 18W. Now AMD has added two new chips to the G-Series lineup, consuming even less power while still offering DirectX 11 graphics capabilities.

The AMD T40R is a 1 GHz, 64-bit single core 5.5 Watt chip. AMD also offers a dual core version called the T40E which has a TDP of 6.4 Watts. Both models include AMD Radeon HD 6250 graphics. The chips are designed for use in fanless systems including low power business computers or mobile devices.

via Engadget

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8 replies on “AMD introduces new low power G-Series fusion chips for fanless computers”

  1. What happened to the c-50 for tablet that was going to only consume 5 watt? I see 6.4 watts here, that is much more.

    1. The G Series are for embedded systems.  You’re thinking of the stripped down (“tweaked”) C-50 that is part of the Ontario AMD Fusion line and tablets like Acer’s Iconia W500 are using it…

  2. Will we ever get to a point where mid-performance laptops are fanless?  Obviously netbooks and ultraportables will get there in the next few years.  It’s one reason why I’m really liking iPad/tablets because they don’t emit fan noise.  

    1. Still got a long way to go before mid-performance laptops can go fan-less but we may start seeing them in a few years as they get to 14nm…

  3. hi Brad, on the topic of power consumption, need to ask you something. I just bought a netbook with a 48Whr but 6600mah.

    I cannot understand this. I thought if a battery goes to 6600mah, it has to be a 59Whr or a 63Whr

    I also have noticed there is a 48Whr with 4400mah.

    What do these figues mean? If it is more capacity, how much more energy do I get?

    Will a 48Whr with 6600mah be more heavier than a 48Whr 4400mah?

    Thanks for your input bro

    1. Basically go with the Watt Hour rating, though remember run times depend on how much power the device uses and how efficient it is… For example energy lost as waste heat during operation, etc.

  4. Excellent coverage!  Ultimately, Intel’s new embedded Atom processors sip less electricity, but in comparison these should scream.  It’s great to see diversity in the embedded marketplace growing. 

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