Though an official announcement is not expected until later in the month, AMD’s John Taylor has let slip the firm’s plans for its upcoming laptop-friendly Puma chipset.
The Inquirer reports that Puma’s key selling point is its ‘hybrid’ graphics setup, which sees an integrated GPU put in the footwork when low-powered applications are in use and a dedicated GPU spring into life when processor-hungry applications are launched.
The idea is that this saves on battery power yet still offer plenty of oomph for gaming and the like. Other battery-friendly features include temporary chip shut-off when components are idle.
The first Puma-based laptops, which AMD reckons will number around 100, are expected to be unveiled at the Computex show in Taiwan in June.