Puma notebook platform coming June 3

— 2:24 PM on May 28, 2008

AMD is only days away from launching its next-generation Puma notebook platform, according to TG Daily. The news quotes sources at "a top-tier OEM/ODM" as saying AMD will pull the curtain on June 3, the first day of the Computex trade show in Taipei, Taiwan.

As we've already learned, Puma will couple new Turion Ultra processors (code-named Griffin) with 780-series chipsets and Radeon HD 3000-series integrated graphics. TG Daily adds that the package will include Wi-Fi chips from Atheros, Broadcom, Marvell, and Ralink as well as optional Radeon 3450, 3650, and 3850 discrete graphics modules. AMD will even add solid-state drives to the mix, but "in a very limited fashion"—the chipmaker reportedly thinks SSDs are too pricey for Puma's target markets.

TG Daily also mentions that Puma will appear in all popular notebook form factors, including 12.1", 13.3", 15.4", and 17" models. Such diversity shouldn't be too surprising considering that AMD recently announced 100 design wins for the platform, and that Puma notebooks can include relatively potent discrete graphics options.

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