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Jul 2, 2012

AMD Brazos 2.0 E2 2000 Processor in Q4 2012

AMD’s new Brazos 2.0 platform can be characterized as bringing higher working frequencies and Turbo Core technology to the same Zacate low-power CPU architecture. The new APUs fit in the same FT1 sockets, and they also bring USB 3.0 support by using the new A68M chipset codenamed Hudson-M3L.

Another important addition to the Brazos 2.0 support is the chipset-based RAID 0.1 support and the Gb Ethernet MAC 10/100/1000, along with two USB 3.0 ports next to 8 USB 2.0 ports with no specific USB 1.1 support. The new chipset also has the same 4.7W TDP that the first generation Brazos chipset had. We’re talking, of course, about the well-known A50M chipset. The new E2 2000 processor reportedly comes with the same Bobcat dual-core configuration and the same 80 shader cores for the iGPU.

The difference is that the CPU frequency is increased from 1700 MHz to 1750 MHz, while the GPU base frequency is now 538 MHz instead of the 523 MHz for the E2 1800, and the Turbo iGPU speed is 700 MHz compared with just 680 MHz for the E21800. The TDP remains the same, which shows that AMD has optimized its design and TSMC’s 40nm manufacturing process has matured.

AMD's Zacate Low Power Processor
Image credits to Anandtech


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