AMD To Release Rival To Intel Atom This Year, For A Lower Price
According to the source, AMD has recently informed partners about the development of a CPU for inexpensive PCs that will compete with Intel Atom and Via Nano. The novelty is scheduled for official release this year and actual machines with it are to go on sale in H1'2009.
Confirming and specifying the previous information, the source states this single-core 65nm processor will feature K8 architecture with AMD64 instruction set and will operate at 1.2GHz.
AMD expects its inexpensive CPU to cost less than Intel Atom. The company has already started negotiations with Micro-Star International (MSI), Hewlett-Packard (HP), Acer and a few Chinese companies related to releasing PCs based on the new processor.
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