Rumour: AMD to launch Tigris platform at Computex

Written by Tim Smalley

May 19, 2009 | 13:40

Tags: #laptop #notebook #platform

Companies: #amd #computex

With Computex just mere weeks away, speculation of what’s likely to be launched is starting to gather pace – the latest addition to that list is AMD’s next-generation notebook platform, Tigris.

According to Chinese-language rag, Commercial Times, Tigris is the successor to the Puma platform which was unveiled at last year’s show and is targeted at 14 and 15-inch form factors. The Yukon and upcoming Congo platforms will continue to hold the fort in smaller form factor laptops.

Tigris is based on a 45nm dual-core ‘Caspian’ processor and RS880M chipset with integrated graphics. Discrete GPUs from the M9x range will also be supported.

The paper also believes that AMD will use Computex to showcase a number of new platforms and technologies it is planning to release in 2010. These include 45nm quad-core ‘Champlain’ processors, the SB8xxM southbridge which will feature USB 3.0, amongst other things.

In addition to that, we’ve heard rumours about a number of tech showcases, including the six-core ‘Istanbul’ server processor and the new 45nm Athlon II processors, but we’re yet to receive official confirmation on either of these.

As you’ve come to expect from us, there’ll be a crack team of bit-tech reporters in Taipei to report on what’s hot and what’s not during the show. What are you most looking forward to hearing about this year? Tell us in the forums.
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