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AMD Ontario TDP is 9W, Die Shots Revealed

ComputerBase has scored some vital details regarding AMD’s first Fusion APU – Ontario. Releasing with Ontario will be Zacate, a higher speed version of the same. Zacate is a 18W APU targeted at low-power desktops (nettops) and notebooks. Ontario is only 9W – including CPU and GPU – and is designed for netbooks, embedded and other ultra-portable devices.

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ComputerBase has scored some vital details regarding AMD’s first Fusion
APU – Ontario. Releasing with Ontario will be Zacate, a higher speed
version of the same. Zacate is a 18W APU targeted at low-power desktops
(nettops) and notebooks. Ontario is only 9W – including CPU and GPU –
and is designed for netbooks, embedded and other ultra-portable devices.

Both Ontario and Zacate will be available in single and dual core versions. Consider Bobcat cores were designed to be “sub-1W capable”, we can see models with TDP much lower than 9W, which is presumably for a dual core model of Ontario. The slide includes a die shot in what must be one of the most colourful and beautiful dies we have seen in a while.

The first Fusion APUs are on track to ship to OEMs in Q4 2010, with the first Fusion based products available in retail in early 2011. Interestingly, Zacate will be available for retail, fitting into Mini-ITX style motherboards. However, whether Zacate will also ship in its retail form in Q4 2010 is unknown.

ComputerBase have also shot some pictures of unnamed dies next to a 1 Euro coin. A quick estimate suggests the dies are well below 100 mm2.

For more information and die shots, visit ComputerBase.

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