MSI shows notebook with dual-core chip, Danube
MSI on Monday announced its latest Classic-series notebook PC, the 15.6-inch CR630. It uses AMD's newer Danube mobile platform and will be powered by an Athlon II dual-core processor of an unspecified clock speed. The platform swap gives the notebook relatively fast Mobility Radeon HD 4270 graphics that can drive HD video and basic 3D gaming on the 720p-capable screen.
AMD plans unified CPU/GPU by 2011
AMD in its annual analyst event provided details of some of its future processors and platforms. The highlight for the semiconductor firm is "Bulldozer," a major revision for both desktops and notebooks that should be much more efficient at multithreaded codethan existing designs. It will be particularly optimized for pairing with graphics chipsets and will be supplemented by "Bobcat," a variant of Bulldozer tailored to ultraportables.