AMD unveils M690 mobile chipset

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AMD unveils M690 mobile chipset

AMD has announced the availability of its new M690 mobile chipset optimised for the Turion 64 X2 dual-core mobile technology.

AMD has announced the availability of its new M690 mobile chipset optimised for the Turion 64 X2 dual-core mobile technology. 

The AMD M690 motherboard GPU technology will provide users with better graphics and connectivity performance and increased energy efficiency for extended battery life, according to AMD.

"With its graphics engine expertise and mobile processor leadership, AMD delivers a cohesive mobile platform for commercial and consumer customers that demand the Windows Vista Premium experience on the go," said Phil Eisler, corporate vice president and general manager of AMD's chipset division.

"AMD CPU and GPU technologies work in tandem to deliver increased battery life for mobile workers and consumers who demand a superior graphics and multimedia experience wherever the road takes them."

Longer battery life is achieved, in part, from new memory technology known as Display Cache1 designed to allow the CPU to operate in low-power mode without accessing system memory.

Coupled with the energy efficient processor design of the AMD Turion 64 X2 processor, this extends battery life by up to 30 minutes over previous AMD mobile technologies.

The AMD M690 is powered by the ATI Radeon X1200 series graphics processor and is the first mobile AMD chipset to support ATI Avivo technology and integrated HDMI and DVI connectivity options. 

Carol Hess-Nickels, a director in the Personal Systems Group at HP, said: "HP and AMD have a strong track record of working together to provide innovative mobile solutions. 

"HP offers exceptional mobile products that address the needs of users, and AMD's M690 is another example of its customer-centric focus."

Notebooks based on the AMD M690 will be available from leading manufacturers including Asus, HP and Fujitsu Siemens Computing.
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