I wroteÂ about AMD Temash yesterday at Ultrabooknews but itâ€™s a solution that reaches into UMPC space too and it means I have to write two articles!
Although itâ€™s an-class processor, itâ€™s down-clocked, has a Turbo feature and sits in the 4-6W TDP range. Itâ€™s an SoC too so this solution now becomes a very interesting competitor to both ClovertrailÂ and Ivy Bridge. Itâ€™s possible to get Ivy Bridge into a tablet â€“ see the â€“ but AMD Temash, like the Fusion solutions that were introduced for Netbooks, seems better positioned.
Take a look at the article over at Ultrabooknews which highlights the new performance figures for the platform and shows the new â€˜dockâ€™ feature. The dock allows the Temash platform (actually only the AMD A6 1450 at the moment) to overclock when it is docked. We donâ€™t have a feel for battery life advantages yet although thereâ€™s mention of a new lower-power state and advanced â€˜gating.â€™
Unfortunately AMD havenâ€™t gone the whole way to provide an external PCI bus and higher-power discreet graphics in the dock but maybe the GPU in Temash is already powerful enough. It certainly competes with the HD 4000 in Ultrabooks.
Iâ€™ll be at MWC next week so I’ll have a change to get more details on Temash and Temash-based products.
Itâ€™s good to see competition in the Windows 8 mobile CPU space.