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Say goodnight, Geode

Jan 28, 2009, 17:04 (0 Talkback[s])

"The story also quotes Dean McCarron, president of Mercury Research, as saying that the core problem is that the Geode architecture is too old to revamp, and the SoC is considered a "niche" product at the company. McCarron was quoted as suggesting that AMD may instead target one of today's most lucrative embedded markets -- netbooks -- with a lower-power version of its new Athlon Neo processors, which are clocked at 1.6GHz and are currently targeted at small notebooks.

"In fact, the IDG story refers to a previous quote from AMD SVP Randy Allen saying that, "You are going to continue to see us offer lower-power processors just like the Neo being offered at 15 watts." By comparison, the Geode LX runs at speeds of up to 600MHz and draws between 0.9 watts and five watts of power, says the story."

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