The basic design of AMD's forthcoming Griffin processor isn't all that different from its predecessor, according to a company engineer.
Griffin has been billed as AMD's "next-generation" mobile processor, with significant changes designed to make AMD's chip design more suitable for power-sensitive notebook PCs. But those changes are mostly implemented in things like the memory controller; the cores themselves are almost identical, said AMD's Jonathan Owen, speaking at the Hot Chips conference.
AMD's first Turion mobile chips was essentially a power-optimized version of its Opteron server processor. AMD and Intel took different … Read more