amd fusion laptop Report: AMD Brazos 2.0 in Q1 2012

According to a report from Computerbase.de, AMD is planning to refresh its Brazos line-up with Brazos 2.0 in Q1 2012. Released first in Q1 2011, Brazos was refeshed in Q3 2011. Two more quarters on, Brazos will get another refresh, this time with new branding for both CPU and GPU parts. 

According to a report from Computerbase.de, AMD is planning to refresh its Brazos line-up with Brazos 2.0 in Q1 2012. Released first in Q1 2011, Brazos was refeshed in Q3 2011. Two more quarters on, Brazos will get another refresh, this time with new branding for both CPU and GPU parts. 

4 m Report: AMD Brazos 2.0 in Q1 2012

Codenamed Brazos 2.0, the platform will feature updated Zacate APUs. (Ontario/C-Series refresh is not mentioned) The E-450 will be replaced by E2-1800. Fundamentally the same chip, E2-1800 features a slight boost to 1.7 GHz, while the GPU is rebranded as HD 7340 and is clocked higher at 523 MHz and 680 MHz with Turbo. Computerbase also mentions in the possibility of a CPU turbo which will help E2-1800 differentiate itself from E-450. CPU turbo is already available on C-60 which is based on the same chip. 

E-300 will be replaced by E1-1200, clocked at 1.4 GHz, up 0.1 GHz from E-300. The HD 6310 GPU will give way to HD 7310 which features an insignificant 12 MHz overclock.

1 m Report: AMD Brazos 2.0 in Q1 2012

Brazos 2.0 also includes a new mobile chipset – A68M. A68M, codenamed Hudson M3L, cuts down on SATA ports, down to 2 from 6 on A50M – thus saving on power. More than 2 ports are simply unnecessary for sub-notebooks Brazos 2.0 will power. On the other hand, A68M enables RAID 0 and RAID 1. A68M also features native DP support. USB 2.0 ports are cut from 14 to 8 – once again saving power – while the 2 USB 1.1 give way for 2 USB 3.0 ports. Other new features for A68M include APU fan control and SD controller. 

Also releasing in Q1 2012 will be the Brazos-T platform designed for tablets. Thanks to a much cut down A55T chipset and a power optimized Hondo APU, the Brazos T platform will feature much lower power consumption than the current Z-01 APU platforms. 

Later in 2012, the Brazos 2.0 platform is expected to be replaced by 28nm Wichita and Krishna APUs. 

Source: Computerbase.de