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Bobcat: AMD's Low-Power x86 Processor
March/April 2011 (vol. 31 no. 2)
pp. 16-25
Brad Burgess, Advanced Micro Devices
Brad Cohen, Advanced Micro Devices
Marvin Denman, Advanced Micro Devices
Jim Dundas, Advanced Micro Devices
David Kaplan, Advanced Micro Devices
Jeff Rupley, Advanced Micro Devices

Bobcat is an AMD processor core designed for the low-power, mobile, lower-end desktop x86 markets. This core should push current technology in many areas while balancing performance, area, and power consumption. Bobcat supports the 64-bit AMD64 ISA, various SIMD extensions, and a full virtual machine implementation. Bobcat is featured on the AMD Fusion processor family roadmap alongside vector-based parallel processing units in accelerated processing unit configurations.

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Index Terms:
microprocessor, low power, microarchitecture
Citation:
Brad Burgess, Brad Cohen, Marvin Denman, Jim Dundas, David Kaplan, Jeff Rupley, "Bobcat: AMD's Low-Power x86 Processor," IEEE Micro, vol. 31, no. 2, pp. 16-25, March-April 2011, doi:10.1109/MM.2011.2
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