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Encyclopedia > Bobcat (processor)
This article contains information about scheduled or expected future computer chips.
It may contain preliminary or speculative information, and may not reflect the final specification of the product.

Codenamed Bobcat, is a processor designed by AMD, which was revealed during the a speech address from AMD executive vice-president Henri Richard in Computex 2007 held in Taiwan, no specific release dates was given but rumours and speculations forecast a post-2008 launch [1]. Image File history File links Current_event_marker. ... AMD headquarters in Sunnyvale Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. ... Joseph Henri Richard (born February 29, 1936 in Montreal, Quebec) is a former professional ice hockey player who played centre with the Montreal Canadiens in the National Hockey League (NHL) from 1955 to 1975. ... Computex Taipei (formal name: Taipei International Information Technology Show) is a computer expo held annually at the Taipei World Trade Center in Taipei, Taiwan. ...


The Bobcat processor was a very simplified x86 CPU core aiming at low power x86 processing with TDP value between 1 to 10 W, together with low voltage operation, the processor was aimed at consumer electronic markets and according to Dave Orton – executive vice-president of AMD – Bobcat would made its debut in UMPC devices, OLPC devices, handheld devices, and other small form factor devices [2]. While according to AMD roadmaps in latest presentations, the Bobcat processor will be incorporated together with GPU cores into processors from the AMD Fusion project [1], this is also similar in concept with earlier AMD research in 2003 [3], detailing the specifications and advantages of extending x86 "everywhere". x86 or 80x86 is the generic name of a microprocessor architecture first developed and manufactured by Intel. ... The Thermal Design Power (TDP) represents the maximum amount of power the thermal solution in a computer system is required to dissipate. ... The watt (symbol: W) is the SI derived unit of power, equal to one joule per second. ... David E. Orton is currently the CEO of ATI Technologies. ... Leaked prototype photos of Origami Project. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles. ... AMD Fusion is the codename for a future next-generation microprocessor design and the product of the merger between AMD and ATI, combining general processor execution as well as 3D geometry processing and other functions of todays GPUs into a single package. ... x86 or 80x86 is the generic name of a microprocessor architecture first developed and manufactured by Intel. ...


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References

  1. ^ a b Dailytech report
  2. ^ (Japanese) PC Watch report
  3. ^ AMD 2003 Microprocessor Forum Slides: Slide 11 and Slide 22

 
 

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