AMD has formally launched the first seven entries in its A-Series & Llano& processor line. The A4, A6, and A8 devices target notebook computers -- 11 of them already announced by HP, including two SUSE Linux ready models -- with dual or quad cores, and TDPs of either 35 or 45 Watts....
AMD invited both media and vendors down to Los Angeles last week to learn about the company's upcoming products and technologies, such as the Fusion-based Llano CPU (err, APU) and Radeon HD 6800 series. We were there, and have some preliminary information on both, as well as some light information about the event itself.
I just installed Ubuntu 11.10 32-bit Desktop Edition in a dual-boot configuration on a two-day-old HP Pavillion DV6-6140us with Windows 7 preinstalled. Installing Ubuntu took a few hours and caused me a bit of frustration, so I figured I'd clean up my notes and share them.
The DV6-6140us runs an AMD Llano APU, consisting of an AMD A8-3500M CPU and an AMD Radeon HD 6620G GPU.
I recently installed Arch Linux on my Mini-ITX machine using the recommended xf86-video-ati driver for the AMD Llano-APU. XFCE works -- with compositing -- perfectly fine, but Gnome 3 shows a lot of glitches, like you can see in the pictures below.
AMD (NYSE: AMD) blamed much of its 10 percent revenue dip for Q2 2012 on poor channel sales of its Llano desktop APUs, particularly in Europe and China.
The chipmaker, which earlier this month warned investors it could post an 11 percent year-over-year revenue decline for the period, recorded $1.41 billion in sales, a 10 percent slide from last year, and earnings of $37 million during the quarter,