Computex 2014: AMD brings new APUs designed for ultrathin mobile PCs

At Computex 2014, AMD has introduced its new 2014 Performance Mobile APUs designed for ultrathin mobile PCs.

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.

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

AMD said the Performance Mobile APUs are designed especially with business in mind, while AMD PRO A-Series components offer outstanding stability and longevity, and enable open, industry-standard DASH manageability.

HP unveiled 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 said up to 12 Compute Cores (4 CPU + 8 GPU) deliver better performance and responsiveness.

The company said A10-APU offers up to 50 percent better graphics performance and more than 1.2x the compute performance versus Intel i5-4200U.

AMD says FX APU provides up to 58 percent better graphics performance and more than 1.13x the compute performance9 versus Intel i7-4500U.

While, FX APU offers up to 40 percent more graphics performance-per-watt than AMD’s previous generation, while FX APU gives up to 30 percent more system compute-per-watt11 than its previous generation.

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