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ATI's Turion X2 CrossFire reference notebook motherboard - Courtesy Hardwaresecrets.com
New pictures of Turion 64 revealed

Gabriel Torres managed to snag a few pictures and details of AMD's new dual core Turion 64 X2 processor.  Torres had the chance to view reference designs from AMD, NVIDIA and ATI -- including CrossFire and SLI notebook designs.  Apparently, the multi-GPU notebook is here to stay. 

AMD also had some of the next generation Opteron servers running DDR2 memory on display:

The server demo was running a Santa Rosa prototype, a new version of dual-core Opteron processor supporting DDR2 memories and AMD’s Virtualization Technology (Pacifica), scheduled to arrive the market on Q3’06.

Interestingly enough, Intel chose Santa Rosa as the codename for the next generation Centrino platform as well. 


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Power?
By bamacre on 3/8/2006 10:18:21 PM , Rating: 2
Does the notebook run on leaded, or unleaded gasoline?




RE: Power?
By CheesePoofs on 3/8/2006 10:21:09 PM , Rating: 2
Neither. It takes pure fusion power.


RE: Power?
By JackPack on 3/8/2006 10:24:10 PM , Rating: 2
Maybe all three.

Based on those photos, I think AMD is aiming for a pinball-machine sized "notebook." ;)


RE: Power?
By Cygni on 3/8/2006 11:41:16 PM , Rating: 2
If you look at the board in relation to the laptop keyboard below it, you get a better sense of the size. This is clearly just a reference board, with all of the components and connectors located on the TOP of the board... thats the first giveaway. ;) Seeing as how this is mostly the same setup as is already being used in AMD laptops and the fact that these new x2's dont have that much of an increase power draw/heat output, i wouldnt expect much of a size change for the notebooks themselves.


RE: Power?
By JackPack on 3/9/2006 2:45:00 AM , Rating: 2
Heh, I'm well aware -- just joking around. :)

If this were a real notebook motherboard, it would be about the size of the keyboard in those photos.


RE: Power?
By kristof007 on 3/8/2006 11:42:02 PM , Rating: 2
Haha. That's funny. I can imagine a little attachment which has produces nuclear energy. Connect via FireWire.


Erm... ?
By butane317 on 3/8/2006 9:43:49 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
Gabriel Torres managed to snag a few pictures and details of AMD's new dual core Turion 64 X2 processor.


quote:
The server demo was running a Santa Rosa prototype, a new version of dual-core Opteron processor


So are the pictures Turion or Opteron?




RE: Erm... ?
By KristopherKubicki (blog) on 3/8/2006 9:50:18 PM , Rating: 2
They had both -- I changed the text to clear things up a bit.


hmm
By DRavisher on 3/9/2006 2:27:36 AM , Rating: 2
Anyone know if these can be used on a s939 nForce 4? Would be nice with a low power dual core in mu shuttle.




RE: hmm
By Myrandex on 3/9/2006 10:13:38 AM , Rating: 2
I have read that the modile Turion X2's will be a different socket, which in the case of your question the answer is no.


Codename?
By JackPack on 3/8/2006 10:20:58 PM , Rating: 2
I wonder what the ATI platform is called.

The one based on nV is "Yamato" - we've seen it a number of times now.




Socket?
By Xenoterranos on 3/9/2006 1:44:09 AM , Rating: 2
Is there any indication that they might be released on the current socket (obviously DDR1) and the new socket at the same time?! I would really like to upgrade my laptop with a low power/dual core cpu.




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