HP service manual reveals new AMD mobile processors
Yesterday we published a story revealing not-yet officially released Phenom II Triple-Core N870 microprocessor in Dell Inspiron M501R notebook. We suspected that that processor would be a part of future refresh of AMD mainstream "Danube" platform. Today we found more mobile processors from the upcoming refresh. Hewlett Packard recently updated "Maintenance and Service Guide" for Compaq Presario CQ42 and HP G42 notebooks, and added unannounced AMD model numbers and their brief specifications:
This document does not refer to Phenom II P650 model, although another version of the same guide does. All in all, there are 11 microprocessors, some of them are new, and several of them already emerged in HP, Toshiba and Dell notebooks:
Based on their price and performance, remaining 6 processors can be broken into three categories - budget, mid-class, and high-performance.
New budget-class models are V Series V160 and Atlhon II N370. The V160 processor has one CPU core with very basic set of features, such as 512 KB L2 cache, support for DDR3-1066 memory and 64-bit FPU. The N370 is clocked 100 MHz faster than the V160. It doubles the number of cores in comparison with the V160, has higher 35 Watt TDP, but all remaining features stay the same.
New mid-class model is Turion II N570. This microprocessor has core frequency increased to 2.7 GHz. The N570 incorporates 2MB level 2 cache, 128-bit FPU, and slightly faster HyperTransport link than the one found on Athlon II and V Series CPUs.
Upcoming high-performance Phenom II models include dual-core N660, triple-core P860, and quad-core N970. The Phenom II N660 operates at 3 GHz, includes 2 MB L2 cache, and supports DDR3-1333 memory. The P860 and N870 run at considerably lower frequencies, and have twice smaller size of L2 cache per each core. The N660 and N970 models fit 35 Watt thermal envelope, while more power-efficient P860 is rated at 25 Watt.
The table below summarizes details on all upcoming mobile AMD processors:
Jan 05: AMD introduces new mobile microprocessors
Dec 28: AMD V Series V160 CPU is shipped in Dell and HP laptops
Dec 15: Dell China ships Inspiron 501R with Phenom II N870 CPU
Oct 24: Toshiba announced Satellite Pro notebook with AMD Athlon II P360 CPU
Oct 18: Three new AMD Turion II and Phenom II mobile CPUs spotted