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More details on AMDs next-gen "Deccan" low-power ULV/Netbook platform

Comprising the Wichita and Krishna SoCs, but not due until 2012.

| CPU, APU & Chipsets News | Posted: Aug 16, 2011 12:36 pm

Some new slides have been leaked from AMD that shed more light on the company's upcoming "Deccan" low-power computing platform targetted at the ULV (ultra low voltage) and netbook markets.

 

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Where AMD's current base platform filling this market sector is "Brazos", which encompasses the "Zacate" and "Ontario" processors, Deccan will comprise two processors dubbed "Wichita" and "Krishna". When we say 'processors, we should revise that slightly, as Wichita and Krishna are more so SoC (System-on-Chip) solutions, built on a 28nm process and pack up to four Bobcat (x86-64)cores, an integrated memory controller (supporting DDR3-1600) and Radeon discrete-class graphics with video decoder (UVD3).

 

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Further to the above, AMD is also cramming the 'Yuba' FCH (Fusion Controller Hub) in which handles I/Os such as SATA and USB 3.0 / 2.0 ports, HD audio and more. This essentially does away with the need for for motherboards and net/notebook logic boards to require a dedicated chipset, with the APU silicon taking care of everything.

 

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At this point we still don't know exactly when AMD is planning to launch Deccan, but the slides make it clear we won't see it until "sometime" in 2012.

 

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Donanimhaber.com, Techpowerup.com

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