AMD today announced “Puma”, company’s new notebook platform. “Puma” features the latest Turion “Griffin” processors, chipsets, ATI Radeon Mobile GPUs, and wireless modules, as well as advanced power-saving and security features.
“The AMD Turion X2 Ultra Dual-Core Mobile processor includes top enhancements including AMD Independent Dynamic Core Technology, a new mobile-optimized memory controller, and power-optimized HyperTransport 3.0. The new mobile AMD 7-series chipset, AMD M780G and AMD SB700, features integrated ATI Radeon HD 3200 Graphics and delivers support for Microsoft DirectX 10″, the chip maker says.
According to AMD, the integrated graphics in “Puma” deliver “up to three times” the 3D graphics performance of comparable competitor graphics. The platform also offers the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3000 discrete video cards, including the new ATI Mobility Radeon 3800 Series and older Radeon 3400 and 3600 Series.
AMD Puma-based notebooks can have both integrated and discrete graphics, which can run together to boost performance. That feature is called ATI Hybrid Graphics Technology. Other graphics technologies include ATI CrossFireX, enabling multiple discrete graphics processors to work together, and Avivo HD Technology for smooth video playback in high-definition formats. “Puma” supports HDMI, DVI and Display Port outputs and multi-monitor functionality.
The next-gen notebook platform incorporates the latest in wireless connectivity, such as 802.11 draft n and 3G modules by Atheros, Broadcom, and Ralink.
For longer battery life in laptops, AMD Puma uses the new power management technologies, including AMD Enhanced PowerNow! and ATI PowerXpress.
“AMD Enhanced PowerNow! Technology provides independent and dynamic control of core performance, and the ability to shut off areas of core logic when not in use to preserve power. ATI PowerXpress Technology, in turn, provides the high performance of discrete graphics when plugged into a power source and dynamically switches to integrated graphics when unplugged, saving up to 90 minutes of battery life,” AMD explains.
Regarding security, the company says that Puma supports Trusted Platform Module and Enhanced Virus Protection.
According to AMD, notebooks based on the new AMD notebook platform are now available from OEM customers.