100 laptops to feature new circuit boards; unveiling expected at Taiwan?s Computex show in June

AMD?s new Puma chipset out in the open

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.

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