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AMD previews Carrizo APU, offers insights into power savings

“Carrizo” is the code name of AMD’s next-generation CPU for notebooks and convertible PCs. This chip has been on AMD’s roadmap for some time now as the successor to the Kaveri chip that powers the firm’s current lineup of A-series APU products.  We even got an early look at the first working Carrizo silicon at CES in January.

Still, many of the details about Carrizo and its next-generation “Excavator” CPU cores have been shrouded in mystery to date. Fortunately, that’s changing. In conjunction with the International Solid State Circuits Conference, AMD has begun to tell the story of how it has achieved major improvements in power efficiency and performance with Carrizo, even though the chip is built on a 28-nm fabrication process like Kaveri before it. AMD Corporate Fellow Sam Naffziger and Senior Director of Client Products Kevin Lensing briefed us ahead of ISSC and shared some fascinating information about Carrizo’s new technology.

For more information, please visit  http://techreport.com/review/27853/amd-previews-carrizo-apu-offers-insights-into-power-savings

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