As we previously reported, Intel's Santa Rosa refresh of its Centrino mobile platform is imminent, and AMD wants to spoil the party. Indeed, it has invited Tech.co.uk to a hush-hush briefing next week in London which is under strict embargo.
After AMD's recent below-par performance, it could turn out to be worth going; Australian CNET reports that the new platform boasts a 25 per cent increase in battery life. Over what, we're not quite sure, but it sounds pretty good, doesn't it?
The company's M690 chipset will debut, which includes ATI-derived X1200 series graphics. This includes support for Turion X2 65nm process-based processors as well as draft 802.11n wireless. There will also be fast-boot memory technology included within the chipset.
Called Display Cache, it will allow the processor to operate on a low power setting without accessing the system memory.