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  • sandisanmina sandisanmina Oct 18, 2012 3:20 PM Flag

    AMD recently entered the tablet market with its new AMD tablet chip

    Oh my nobody mentions this

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    • go to newegg, go to google shopping amazon. do you see preorders for a single AMD tablet running windows 8? NO. I got suckered into buying into this piece of crap thinking AMD would have a chance. Pumpers like you are full of crap. This company is toast, and with it my investment.

    • Idiot. AMD has been struggling in the tablet market for awhile. Hondo isn't the first attempt.

      "AMD has just released some details about its newest tablet processor, codenamed Hondo, which will compete with Intel's Clover Trail Atom chips for use in low-end Windows 8 tablets. There actually isn't much new about the Hondo chip—it uses the same basic CPU architecture and integrated graphics technology as the current E-series APUs found in AMD-powered netbooks and low-end laptops. It's also built using the same 40nm manufacturing process. The biggest problem facing AMD will be getting this chip into tablets from major manufacturers; of the x86 Windows 8 tablets we've seen at IFA and other unveilings throughout the year, most manufacturers seem to be offering high-end models using Intel's Ivy Bridge processors and low-end models running either Clover Trail Atoms or ARM-based chips. AMD wouldn't provide information about which OEMs will be shipping tablets based on Hondo. Hondo's predecessor, the AMD Z-01, appeared in only one shipping tablet I can find, MSI's WindPad 110W. One hurdle to Hondo's adoption may be that, unlike Clover Trail, the processor is not a system on a chip (SoC). The CPU and GPU are indeed one piece of silicon, but USB, SATA, and other functions are still handled by a separate chip. To truly take on ARM and Atom and encourage adoption, AMD would do well to develop an SoC version of the chip manufactured on a 32nm or 28nm process. This would take up less space, consume less power, and could bring more GPU cores or ramp up clock speeds because of the extra thermal headroom. Until that happens, AMD's tiny presence in the tablet market may further cement the chipmaker's slow slide into irrelevance."

      In other words, "Fwa-thwop! Fwa-thwop!"

      Bwahahahahahahahahaha!

    • amd has been in the tablet market for awhile. they just haven't been able to sell anything. this new chip is just an update to the existing chip. the old chip had a few oems. this new one doesn't seem to have any adopters. is it true that its a 40nm part? i didn't think anyone was still making those.

    • Likely because AMD couldn't identify a single OEM that was going to use the chip. The same thing happened with AMD's last tablet chip. One or two adopters who quickly snuffed out the models using the chip.

      No one wants two-generation old processor technology running on three-generation old manufacturing process, backed up by last generation graphics, all sucking twice the power of alternatives.

      Hondo was a waste of time. The only reason AMD launched it was to claim to have a mobile strategy and products. Next quarter many Hondos will join Llanos and Trinitys in a big inventory write down.

 
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