The AMD mobile platform is an open platform for laptops from AMD. Though little marketing was done on this platform, it has been competing with the Centrino platform in the segment to gain more marketshare. Each platform has its own specification, catching up the latest technology developments. Since the acquisition of ATI, AMD began to include Mobility Radeon GPUs and AMD chipsets as part of the requirements of the mobile platform, the first of such platforms is the Puma platform.
The Kite Refresh platform consists of:
Under the "Better by Design" initiative, AMD introduced a three-cell arrow sticker to identify mobile platform products, which the top cell being the processor (as Turion 64 X2). The middle cell for graphics accelerators as NVIDIA or ATI (as a result of retaining the use of "ATI Radeon" branding for graphics ), including onboard graphics (IGP), while the last cell representing the wireless (Wi-fi, IEEE 802.11 standard) or LAN solutions, provided by one of the following companies: Airgo, Atheros, Broadcom, Marvell, Qualcomm, and Realtek.
The stickers to be used will be further classified by the system performance according to the processor performance, and into five classes, each having different colours as well as different logos for each component, listed as follows:
|Class||Processor||Sticker||Related brands||Other components|
|Good Single-core||Mobile Sempron||grey||white||none|| Graphics: |
ATI (Mobility Radeon/Radeon Xpress),
NVIDIA (GeForce/nForce IGP)
Wireless connectivity and management:
Broadcom, Qualcomm, Atheros,
Airgo, Marvell, Realtek
|Good Dual-core||Athlon X2||grey||white|
|Better Dual-core||Turion 64 X2||Silver||Silver|
|Best Dual-core||Turion 64 X2||Gold||Gold|
| Best Dual-core |
for digital media
|Turion 64 X2||Silver|| Silver w/ |
AMD Live! logo
|AMD Live! Ultra Notebook PC (Puma)||Turion Ultra||Black||Silver|
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