AMD Announce Most Advanced APUs For Notebooks

👤by Tim Harmer Comments 📅04.06.2014 10:14:07


PRESS RELEASE



TAIPEI, Taiwan — COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2014 — June 4, 2014 — AMD today introduced its new 2014 Performance Mobile APUs designed for ultrathin and high-performance mobile PCs, bringing the features and capabilities of the popular and powerful AMD A-Series APU family (codenamed “Kaveri”) to power-efficient notebooks for both personal and professional use. The new mobile APUs mark the debut of Heterogeneous System Architecture (HSA) features and Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture for mobile devices, establishing them as AMD’s most advanced mobile APUs to-date. Notebook and desktop systems powered by AMD’s entire 2014 APU lineup, including systems from Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Lenovo, Samsung, Toshiba and others also debuted at COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2014.

“AMD takes a major step forward today on our journey to transform and enhance the computing experience with the launch of the 2014 Performance Mobile APU family,” said Bernd Lienhard, corporate vice president and general manager, Client Business Unit, AMD. “With a combination of superior total compute performance, stunning graphics and efficient power use alongside industry-first technologies, these new APUs set a new bar for cutting-edge consumer and commercial PCs.”

The announcement of the 2014 Performance Mobile APU family features AMD’s first FX-branded enthusiast-class APU for notebooks, and follows the recent introduction of AMD’s 2014 Low-Power and Mainstream APUs.

Introducing AMD PRO

Responding to the needs of an evolving commercial marketplace for longevity, performance and stability in enterprise systems, AMD has introduced a professional line of the Performance Mobile APUs. Designed especially with business in mind, AMD PRO A-Series components offer outstanding stability and longevity, and enable open, industry-standard DASH manageability.

In conjunction with today’s AMD PRO A-Series announcement, HP unveiled a complete lineup of Elite commercial PC designs featuring the AMD PRO series. The HP systems include the EliteBook 725, 745 and 755 G2 notebook, the EliteOne All-in-One and the EliteDesk desktop PCs.

AMD 2014 Performance Mobile APU Features

Revolutionary Architecture

· Up to 12 Compute Cores (4 CPU + 8 GPU) deliver amazing performance and responsiveness, bringing to life the full capability of the APU on various workloads and applications

· The breakthrough new Heterogeneous System Architecture (HSA) allows the CPU and GPU to work together in harmony by quickly dividing and directing the right tasks toward the appropriate cores for new levels of performance and efficiency in consumer and commercial desktop and notebook PCs, thus enabling a new era of compute capabilities with compute cores

· Award-winning Graphics Core Next Architecture with AMD Radeon™ R7 series graphics and compute capability

· Support for UltraHD (4K) resolutions and new video post-processing enhancements that make 1080p videos look amazing when upscaled on an UltraHD-enabled monitor or TV[2]

Best Gaming and Entertainment Experience

· Support for AMD’s acclaimed Mantle API that simplifies game optimizations for programmers and developers to unlock unprecedented levels of gaming performance[3]

· AMD Radeon™ Dual Graphics provide a performance boost from 49 percent to 108 percent[4] for the ultimate gaming experience

· Experience-enhancing features such as AMD Quick Stream, AMD Steady Video and AMD TrueAudio technologies combine to deliver lifelike audio and video[5]

Performance Leadership

· A10-APU: Up to 50 percent better graphics performance[6] and more than 1.2x the compute performance[7] versus Intel® i5-4200U (“Haswell”)

· FX APU: Up to 58 percent better graphics performance[8] and more than 1.5x the system performance[9] versus Intel® i7-4500U (“Haswell”)

· FX APU: Up to 40 percent more graphics performance-per-watt[10] than our previous generation

· FX APU: Up to 30 percent more system compute-per-watt[11] than our previous generation


Supporting Resources

· Learn more about the 2014 AMD A-Series APUs for notebook
· Learn more about the 2014 AMD A-Series APUs for desktop
· Read a blog from Bernd Lienhard, vice president and general manager, AMD Client
· What is a Compute Core? Read our whitepaper
· For developers: learn more about Heterogeneous System Architecture (HSA)
· Find out more about AMD’s revolutionary technologies: Mantle and AMD TrueAudio technology
· Follow all the news from AMD at Computex
· Become a fan of AMD on Facebook
· Engage with us on Twitter @AMD



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For detailed footnotes [1] [11]through please refer to the following webpage: http://www.amd.com/en-us/press-releases/Pages/advanced-mobile-apus-2014jun04.aspx


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