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AMD shows off Windows 8 tablet with upcoming Tamesh chip

Agam Shah | Jan. 8, 2013
Advanced Micro Devices showed off a Windows 8 tablet running the company's upcoming tablet chip code-named Temash, which the company hopes will reverse a string of past failures and provide enough ammunition to compete with tablet chip leaders ARM and Intel.

The Temash tablet chip is based on the faster and more power-efficient Jaguar CPU core. The chip will have an advantage over its Intel and ARM counterparts with 64-bit addressing capabilities, with which device makers will be able to add more memory and storage in tablets. The capability will also give Temash-based tablets the ability to run older 64-bit applications written for older Windows operating systems.

AMD also said that low-power laptops based on the upcoming dual- and quad-core chips code-named Kabini will be available in the first half of this year. The chips will deliver 50 percent more overall performance than existing Brazos chips that go into netbook laptops. The laptops will deliver more than 10 hours of battery life, which is a slight improvement from existing Brazos laptops.

The company also said it would deliver new laptops with the A8 and A10 quad-core chips that will deliver 20 percent to 40 percent more performance than previous generations of chips.

 

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