Little more than four months have passed since AMD launched Ontario and Zacate, the first circuit with processor and graphics cores on the same silicon, which it calls APU (Accelerated Processing Unit). Besides releasing new models of Zacate, now Ontario will be upgraded in Q3, with Turbo.

So far AMD has been doing well, it has sold millions of APUs, but the supply of these products is still poor. Zacate is AMD’s 18W model that we find integrated into most mini-ITX motherboards and also the majority of notebooks have an upgrade to expect with two new models and Turbo Core in Q3.

Ontario has a new model coming, AMD C-60 with the same specifications as C-50 beside one aspect, which is Turbo Core.

Model C-30 ”Ontario” C-50 ”Ontario” C-60 ”Ontario” E-240 ”Zacate” E-300 ”Zacate” E-350 ”Zacate” E-450 ”Zacate”
Core Bobcat Bobcat Bobcat Bobcat Bobcat Bobcat Bobcat
Processor cores 1 2 2 1 2 2 2
Stream processors 80 80 80 80 80 80 80
Clock freq. 1,20GHz 1,00GHz / 1,33GHz 1,00GHz 1,50GHz 1,30GHz 1,60GHz 1,65GHz
GPU clock freq. 277MHz 276MHz

276MHz / 400MHz

500MHz 488MHz 492MHz 508MHz / 600MHz
Radeon HD 6250 HD 6250 HD 6290 HD 6310 HD 6310 HD 6310 HD 6320
Cache 512KB 2 x 512KB 2 x 512KB 512KB 2 x 512KB 2 x 512KB 2 x 512KB
Memory

DDR3, 1066MHz

DDR3, 1066MHz

DDR3, 1066MHz

DDR3, 1066MHz

DDR3, 1066MHz

DDR3, 1066MHz

DDR3, 1333MHz

Node 40 nm 40 nm 40 nm 40 nm 40 nm 40 nm 40 nm
TDP 9W 9W 9W 18W 18W 18W 18W
Turbo Core + + +
Socket FT1 FT1 FT1 FT1 FT1 FT1 FT1
Launch. Launched Launched Q3 2011 Launched Q3 2011 Launched Q3 2011

In theory AMD C-60 looks like a big lift with a frequency boost of 33% on the CPU and 44% for the GPU, but the question is how it will work in practice. AMD Turbo Core 2.0 will arrive with Llano and Bulldoze, which will dynamically increase the frequencies without increasing the TDP, which means both Llano and Bulldozer will be using Turbo Core most of the time when in use.

We don’t know if it Turbo Core 2.0 we’re dealing with or the more primitive version used by AMD’s 6-core processors in the 1000T series, but what we do know is that C-60, E-300 and E-450 will make an entrance in Q3.

Source: macles.blogspot

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