“Griffin” is a codename for laptop CPUs which are a part of the upcoming “Puma” notebook platform. The roadmap shows AMD Turion 64 Ultra and AMD Turion 64 dual core models, with 2MB and 1MB of L2 cache respectively. The both processors support DDR2 800MHz memory and have clock speeds ranging from 2GHz to 2.4GHz. Their power consumption ranges between 32 Watts and 35 Watts, depending on the CPU model.
There is also a single core Athon 64 chip with 1MB of L2 cache, DDR2 667MHz support, a speed starting from 1.9GHz, and a power consumption of 31 Watt.
The next-generation Turion and Athon mobile CPUs are codenamed “Lion”.
The AMD Sempron “Sable” is a lower-end “Griffin” chip with a single core, 512KB of L2 cache, a 25W power consumption, and a clock speed starting from 2GHz.
The â€œGriffinâ€ processors are claimed to provide a more advanced power optimization when compared to existing AMD mobile processors.
Along with the new CPUs, the “Puma” platform will deliver the RS780 mobile chipset with the DirectX 10 ready HD3200 integrated graphics and the Unified Video Decoder. In addition, the RS780 includes PowerXpress technology for dynamic switching between integrated and discrete graphics to extend battery life, as well as PCI Express 2.0 and HyperTransport 3.0 technologies.
AMD has announced that the “Puma”/”Griffin”-powered laptops will start shipping at the end of the second quarter of 2008.