Low power chip battle: AMD C-50, Intel Atom N550 power consumption compared

AMD introduced several new chips based on its low power Bobcat core this year. They’re all Fusion chips, which means the CPU and graphics are all on the same piece of silicon. The AMD Zacate E-350 chip uses 18 Watts and is designed as a low cost,  alternative to Consumer Ultra Low Voltage chips from […]

Acer’s upcoming Windows tablet to sport AMD Ontario chip

Acer has already stated that its upcoming Windows 7 tablet would use a “next generation” AMD chip. While Acer didn’t provide any additional details, the intrepid folks at DigiTimes think they’ve uncovered some more information about the chip. According to Digtimes’ sources, the Acer tablet will use a dual core AMD Ontario APU with integrated […]

AMD to launch new low power chips for thin and light notebooks

AMD is a chip maker that’s best known for making high performance processors, not energy efficient chips. And they definitely aren’t known for producing processors that will help a PC attain long battery life. While that’s great if you’re putting together a gaming rig or a home theater PC, it means that AMD hasn’t offered […]