AMD leaked roadmap shows 2W Hondo chips for tablets
A Turkish site reports of a leaked AMD roadmap that shows a ridiculously low energy consuming chip for the tablets due sometimes in 2012. These Hondo chips will be based on the Brazos platform and are expected to consume only about 2Watt of power and will have a TDP of less than 4.5W. These figures are even less than that of the earlier rumored ultra-low voltage chip called Desna. Both of these are aimed at fanless deigns such as the tablets. However the Hondo chips might have better support for SATA and USB I/O ports.
The chips will support DirectX 11 which is very good news for the tablet gaming enthusiasts. It will have an active standby mode and will support full HD video playback. Some of the other possible features could be support for Secure Digital IDs and an always-on Wi-Fi feature.
Now, it gets interesting with the possible release dates. Eletronista reports that the vendors should get the chip by December next year, which incidentally might coincide with the Windows 8 release dates. Could it be possible that we might see a Windows 8 tablet carrying these chips?
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