Number Of Laptops With AMD Chips To Go Up This Year

For long AMD has played a secondary role in the computer chip manufacturing market behind leader, Intel. Last year, over 40 laptop models were integrated with AMD designed chip. This number is expected to soar high as the company is  revealed to be launching its chip on over 109 new laptop models launching in the next few months could be incorporating chips from AMD.

The company has had mixed success in the markets so far. The company’s stock has fallen by 14.57% since the beginning of this; at a time when the stocks of Intel saw a rise by 5.44%. However, the company saw a rebound as the shares more than doubled to reach $8.27 on Thursday.

AMD is revealed to be focusing at the consumer segment to target the booming PC sales market for its future growth.

[via Reuters]

AMD Upcoming Processor Specifications

AMD is coming up with several CPU processor lineups over the next two quarters. Folks at DigiTimes have got hold of the technical specs and features of the several core processors that are expected to be launched during the second and third quarters of 2010.

Here is a summary of AMD’s processor specifications and estimated launch date in brackets

Six Core Phenom II X6 1035T : 2.6GHz/95W (Q2 2010)
Six Core Phenom II X6 1055T : 2.8GHz/95W (Q2 2010)
Six Core Phenom II X6 1075T : 3.0 GHz/125W (Q2 2010)
Six Core Phenom II X6 1095T : NA (Q4 2010)
Quad Core Phenom II X4 940T : NA (Q2 2010)
Quad Core Phenom II X4 955 : 95W (Q2 2010)
Quad Core Phenom II X4 640 : 95W (Q2 2010)
Quad Core Phenom II X4 645 : 95W (Q4 2010)
Quad Core Phenom II X4 610e : 45W (Q2 2010)
Quad Core Phenom II X4 615e : 45W (Q3 2010)
Triple Core Athlon II X3 445 : NA (Q2 2010)
Triple Core Athlon II X3 450 : NA (Q4 2010)
Triple Core Athlon II X3 415e : NA (Q2 2010)
Triple Core Athlon II X3 420e : NA (Q4 2010)
Dual Core Athlon II X2 260 : 65W
Dual Core Athlon II X2 200u series : 25W
Single Core Athlon II X2 100u series : NA
Sempron 145 : NA (Q2 2010)

AMD Radeon HD 5830 Launch Delayed Due To Defect

AMD’s launch of the ATI Radon HD 5830 reference boards were expected to be made earlier this week. However, an apparent issue with the circuitry that was detected in the eleventh hour has prompted the company to delay the launch of the device and conduct further investigation on the product.

A source speaking to Taiwanese publication, DigiTimes has said

“The issue is related to circuits on the board, and is triggering an error on card makers’ software testing platforms, the sources explained. AMD has already decided to retrieve related boards for further investigation.”

As is evident, AMD has refused to comment on speculations and has insisted that the products are undergoing their normal batch of tests.

[via DigiTimes]