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[Rumour] AMD prepares two Fusion Zacate APUs for Desktops

Despite being only months away from shipping to OEMs, the branding of Zacate and Ontario have been a well-guarded secret. AMD continues to refer to both by their codenames. Xbitlabs now reports the first likely branding for Zacate desktop APUs. Designed for nettops, low power desktops/HTPCs, thin client systems and maybe embedded systems, Zacate will release in two variants – single and dual core – branded AMD Fusion E240 and AMD Fusion E350 respectively. The Zacate APUs will be part of the Brazos platform, coming in BGA FT1 packages and soldered to the motherboard. The platform is expected to release in early 2011, while OEMs receive the same in Q4 2010.

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Despite being only months away from shipping to OEMs, the branding of
Zacate and Ontario have been a well-guarded secret. AMD continues to
refer to both by their codenames. Xbitlabs now reports the first likely
branding for Zacate desktop APUs. Designed for nettops, low power
desktops/HTPCs, thin client systems and maybe embedded systems, Zacate
will release in two variants – single and dual core – branded AMD Fusion
E240 and AMD Fusion E350 respectively. The Zacate APUs will be part of
the Brazos platform, coming in BGA FT1 packages and soldered to the
motherboard. The platform is expected to release in early 2011, while
OEMs receive the same in Q4 2010.

As expected the TDP is 18W, though it is unknown if the single core is any lesser. Both feature a single channel DDR1333 memory controller and a DX11 GPU. Interestingly, UVD 3.0 is mentioned, which is a feature of AMD’s upcoming Northern Islands generation, rather than Evergreen which the Zacate APU is supposed to be based on.

Clock speeds and further details are unknown at this stage, and indeed, Xbitlabs expects a new branding is very likely.

Reference: Xbitlabs

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