Not going to believe until I see real data. It might be true but all this waiting and "its so good" stuff could be part of building suspense and marketing. If its really that amazing than it would reassure that Intel will continue to have a strong competitor to keep prices down.
Llano will definetely make for some interesting entry and mid-range laptops. Finally an IGP fast enough to compete with entry-level mobile discrete graphics. If the price is right, I think they have a mainstream winner on their hands.
His comments don't show that it will be a performance monster. I read it as its performance per watt figures will be better then what Intel has. Just because they can do more with 40W then Intel can doesn't mean its going to be the performance leader.
Still, from what we know so far these should make good laptop parts for once. Nice to see AMD finally get something in that market that performs really well.
Stop saying its better than Intel, they need to show us its better. Why they just show us live benchmark that its actually beating Intel. Stupid speculator. I think they know that their processor of 5 year publicity old is a fail. From the leaked benchmark ive saw in cinebench my old q6600 beat it...
I bought a really cheap AMD laptop, and the CPU features that AMD has plus the standard Radeon graphics makes up for a lot. Intel has the habit of disabling certain CPU features. So, they are very good on the low-end for laptops, even though they probably do suck up more electricity compared to Intel's offerings
Shin-san: Totally agree, I have an entry level Athlon II laptop at home and a latest-gen Core i5 at work, if there is a difference, I can't tell...
Besides, the only reason AMD laptops have inferior battery life is because OEMs "fail to optimize", aka sabotage the AMD laptops. Presumably, Intel is paying them to do it, much like they've paid OEMs to screw AMD before.
Hey, the Octo-core Zambezi is gonna be $320. That doesn't bode all too well for per core performance.
As for Llano... meh. Now you need a dead end socket board to get decent intergrated graphics? And the leaked pricing, isn't too exciting, either. It looks like they priced in the cost of a 5570 onto a Deneb CPU.
[citation][nom]otacon72[/nom]Who gives a shit about an APU? Let's see AMD show us ANYTHING to compete with intel's high end stuff. Intel is just laughing it's ass off. Let's see some 3rd party benchmarks...until then it's just BS like it's been with AMD for years.[/citation]
The high-end market isn't what AMD is aiming for. They NEED to increase their profits, which means improving their mainstream and entry-level products. The high-end market provides little to no ROI due to low sales figures.
Lazy writer is too lazy to follow a link.
Quoting the footer: "Intel Retail System – Intel Core I3-2310M with Intel HD 300 Graphics, Chipset Intel 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset family, 4GB/1333MHz System Memory, Windows 7 64 Bit, 62 Whr Battery" - the only error being "HD 300" instead of "HD 3000".
OMG, to hell with power consumption... when is AMD gonna release something that can top Intel's best CPUs? Oh, wait, they said we must "wait for Bulldozer", whatever it is. Meanwhile, I think I'll keep on with Sandy Bridge, minus the need to be concerned with power consumption.