AMD launches Danube and Nile platform

It's been a busy week for AMD. Yesterday AMD added 6 new desktop Athlon II processors, and today they launched mainstream and ultrathin notebook platforms. Two microprocessor families shipped with these mobile platforms were rebranded - "Turion II Ultra" family was changed to "Phenom II", and "V Series" family replaced "Sempron Mobile". According to a footnote in AMD's press release, this year PC manufacturers are going to launch 109 laptops based on mainstream "Danube" platform, and 26 notebooks/netbooks based on ultrathin "Nile" platform.

Mainstream platform, codenamed Danube, consists from AMD M880G chipset with integrated Radeon HD 4250 graphics, and 12 microprocessors, ranging from single-core V series V120 to Quad-Core Phenom II X920 Black Edition:

ModelCoresFrequencyL2 cacheTDP
Phenom II Quad-Core Mobile X920 BE42.3 GHz2 MB45 Watt
Phenom II Quad-Core Mobile N93042.0 GHz2 MB35 Watt
Phenom II Quad-Core Mobile P92041.6 GHz2 MB25 Watt
Phenom II Triple-Core Mobile N83032.1 GHz1.5 MB35 Watt
Phenom II Triple-Core Mobile P82031.8 GHz1.5 MB25 Watt
Phenom II Dual-Core Mobile X620 BE23.1 GHz2 MB45 Watt
Phenom II Dual-Core Mobile N62022.8 GHz2 MB35 Watt
Turion II Dual-Core Mobile N53022.5 GHz2 MB35 Watt
Turion II Dual-Core Mobile P52022.3 GHz2 MB25 Watt
Athlon II Dual-Core Mobile N33022.3 GHz1 MB35 Watt
Athlon II Dual-Core Mobile P32022.1 GHz1 MB25 Watt
V Series V12012.2 GHz512 KB25 Watt

All microprocessors in the mainstream platform have 1.8 GHz HyperTransport link frequency. Phenom II and Turion II Mobile families feature 128-bit wide Floating Point Unit, while Athlon II and V series processors have 64-bit FPU. Phenom II CPUs support DDR3-1333 memory, and other families support DDR3-1066. All mainstream mobile processors are manufactured in 638-pin micro-PGA package, and require yet another variation of socket S1 - S1g4.

Ultrathin "Nile" platform consists from AMD M880G chipset and the following 5 processors:

ModelCoresFrequencyL2 cacheTDP
Turion II Neo Dual-Core Mobile K66521.7 GHz2 MB15 Watt
Turion II Neo Dual-Core Mobile K62521.5 GHz2 MB15 Watt
Athlon II Neo Dual-Core Mobile K32521.3 GHz2 MB15 Watt
Athlon II Neo K12511.7 GHz1 MB12 Watt
V Series V10511.2 GHz512 KB9 Watt

Turion II line of ultrathin processors has 128-bit wide FPU and 1.6 GHz HyperTransport link. Athlon II and V series ultrathin CPUs have 64-bit wide FPU and 1 GHz HT frequency. All microprocessors on ultrathin platform support DDR3-1066 memory. All ultrathin processors are manufactured in BGA packages.

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