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APU boasts improved graphics, longer battery life

Posted: 18 Mar 2013     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:AMD  APU  Elite A-Series  Radeon HD 8000  Richland 

AMD has rolled out a range of accelerated processing units (APUs) that offers innovative user experiences such as facial log-in and gesture recognition, improved graphics and compute performance over the previous generation, and enhanced power management capabilities on a single chip.

Codenamed "Richland," the AMD Elite A-Series APUs tout faster performance and improved power management in the same platform architecture as its predecessor, coupled with AMD Radeon HD 8000 Series graphics.

The AMD Elite A-Series APUs leverage the power of the combined compute and graphics cores to accelerate a suite of available software experiences that can dramatically expand and enhance the user experience. The AMD Face Login uses facial recognition technology and a webcam to allow for quick log-in to Windows and other browser-based websites that require a log-in that include social networking sites and email services. The AMD Gesture Control tracks a user's hand gestures and converts them into commands for basic functions on media players, browsers, e-readers and other popular applications leveraging a webcam, advanced image processing and machine-vision algorithms.

The AMD Screen Mirror is available only on select AMD-based devices and wirelessly shares content such as photos, videos, HD media streams and webpages from a PC or tablet based on a 2013 AMD A-Series APU with any supported TV or display with a DLNA receiver, or with other PCs. Available only on select AMD-based devices. The AMD Video Entertainment Features claim to make your content look its very best while the AMD Steady Video technology gives users push-button control over shaky home video and helps stabilise the images for better viewing. The AMD Quick Stream technology enables smooth video streaming and a virtually interruption free streaming experience while the AMD Perfect Picture HD creates rich and lifelike colour on video entertainment, described AMD.

In addition, the 2013 AMD Elite A-Series Platform enables up to 7.9 hours of web browsing, 5.7 hours of HD video playback and up to 10 hours of resting battery life on a 55W/hr battery.

Performance and traditional notebooks based on these 2013 AMD Elite A-Series APUs are shipping now with availability beginning this month in select regions. New, low-voltage and desktop variants of AMD Elite A-Series APUs are expected to be announced and available in 1H13.

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