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‘Tigris’ AMD’s new Laptop platform with improved graphics & multimedia

AMD’s new platform codenamed “Tigris,” includes processors belonging to Turion II X2 and Athlon lines that deliver greater system performance and improved graphics capabilities while drawing less power, as part of its latest laptop platform. The Tigris platform includes dual-core Turion II X2 processors running at speeds between 2.2GHz and 2.6GHz while drawing up to 35 watts of power, reports. The chips’ll come with up to 2MB of L2 cache and support for DDR2 memory. The new processor lineup also includes Athlon processors running at up to 2.1GHz with 1MB of cache. Tigris M880 chipset with an ATI Radeon graphics core offers faster processing capabilities to hasten up multimedia tasks. Laptops’ll be able to offload multimedia tasks like video decoding to the graphics core, which should free up the CPU to do other tasks. PC makers, including Hewlett-Packard, Acer and Toshiba’re expected to show laptops based on Tigris at an Alameda, Calif., event.

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