AMD Shows of the Mobile Goods at CES

Subject: Shows and Expos | January 8, 2008 - 05:25 PM |

The next stop along Ryan's tortuous way through CES brought him to AMD's doorstep.  He was able to snap off some pics though he was still reeling from the rowdy evening at "Little Budda's" filled with alcohol and sushi.

Here are a few MXM modules sporting the latest Radeon mobile parts.

Perhaps more interesting is a first good look at AMD's upcoming Puma platform.  This has a specialized Athlon 64 X2 core that is optimized for greater mobile performance and power savings.  These will be combined with the RS780 IGP for a pretty powerful, yet cost effective mobile solution.

Though hard to see, the system was able to run Half Life 2: Episode 2 at moderate resolutions and quality at 60 fps.

Finally we have the big daddy of them all.  The R680, which is comprised of 2 x RV670 chips.  The really interesting thing about this board is that it is powered by a single 6 pin PCI-E connector.  If a user wants to overclock though, they will want to use the optional 8 pin power connector.