AMD Announces New APUSWritten by: Pip
Published on: Jun-07 17:27
AMD officially announced the new range and APUs, models that include a CPU and graphics processor in the same package.
The new processors E1-1200 and E2-1800 belong to the Brazos 2.0 platform and continue to include two Bobcat cores but new drivers join HD 7000 series graphics with up to 80 cores.
When it comes to features, the APU E2-1800 includes two Bobcat cores at 1.7 GHz, 1 MB L2 cache and a Radeon HD 7340 graphics processor. The latter includes 80 shader units and operates at 523 MHz, with the possibility of going up to 680 MHz, thanks to the Turbo Tecnology. The APU E1-1200 is a model with two cores and a speed of 1.4 GHz with the integrated graphics - Radeon HD 7310, with 80 Shader Units and a speed of 500 MHz.
AMD says the new processors are up to 36% cheaper when compared with the competition - probably referring to the Atom processors, Intel's most direct competition to these APUs and claims the following features:
Improved mobility with up to 36 percent longer battery life compared to the competition;
Systems based on the 2012 AMD E-Series APU can deliver up to 11 hours of resting battery life1 and up to a 90 minute competitive advantage in Web browsing and online flash gaming;
Enhanced video experience with technology to help remove shakes and jitters from online or other video files through AMD Steady Video technology, which has plug-in support for all major Web browsers along with Windows® Media Player and the open source VLC player;
Leading-edge gaming experience. The 2012 AMD E-Series APU platform is the only essential notebook platform that offers built-in AMD Radeon™ HD 7000 Series graphics with DirectX® 11 and DirectCompute for a more feature-rich experience on the latest games;
Superior online experience with AMD Quick Stream technology which prioritizes Internet bandwidth towards video stream buffering or online gaming for a smoother, virtually uninterrupted browsing experience;
10x faster data transfer speeds (5Gbps) with external hard drives and cameras thanks to two SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports;
Increased performance through Central Processing Unit (CPU) and Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) frequency boosts;
The capability to project to external 3D displays for the latest 3D video and gaming.
The company promises an improved performance on Windows 8, thanks to the collaboration with Microsoft and the power of the Radeon HD drivers included in the APU. We will be keeping on these two and will gather as much data as possible so they can be correctly ranked.