Denis Foley, a senior fellow at Advanced Micro Devices, described Zacate, the company's first chip to put x86 and graphics cores on a single die. Hewlett-Packard liked the chip enough to design it into the DM1Z mini-notebook Foley holds, now available at retail for about $500.
The processor uses two of AMD's new Bobcat cores, plus a graphics core and consumes just 18W max. It fits in a performance space between Intel Atom and SandyBridge processors. Intel described one of its competing SandyBridge CPUs at ISSCC.