HP spec sheet reveals previously unknown models of AMD’s low-end line of APUs.
A new document from HP has revealed two previously unknown variants of AMD’s Kabini mobile chip.
Kabini is a Jaguar-based APU that is targeted towards low-power, subnotebook, netbook, ultra-thin and small form factor markets.
HP’s spec sheet for its 245 G2 and 255 G2 laptops adds two more models to the Kabini lineup: the E1-2150 and an A4-5050.
The E1-2150 has two cores and is clocked at 1.05 Ghz ( 50 MHz faster than the E1-2100) with 1 MB of L2 Cache. It comes with the Radeon HD 8210 GPU. The A4-5050 is clocked at 1.5 GHz with four cores and 2MB of L2 cache. It comes with a Radeon HD 8330 GPU. It also supports DDR3L-1600 memory, and has a thermal envelope of 13.5 Watts.
These two SKUs have not been released yet, and no information suggests that they will see the light of day outside of HP’s future lineup as they could be proprietary chips built for the company. This is an interesting find because it may mean that HP is bullish on Kabini, so much so that they got the company to make them semi-custom silicon for their laptops. An alternative, more cynical theory, is that this is a desperate play by AMD to get hardware wins so the company out-and-out paid HP to include these chips in its laptops. Unlikely, but not entirely unheard of.
Source: CPU World