AMD today announced its new AM1 platform featuring quad-core and dual-core variants of the AMD APU codenamed Kabini for system builders.
AMD Athlon and AMD Sempron APUs deliver a quad-core solution to consumers that includes two SATA 6 Gbps ports, two USB 3.0 ports, eight USB 2.0 ports, PCIe 2.0 lanes for graphic card upgrades, and a trio of video outputs (DisplayPort, HDMI, and VGA) starting at under $40.
The AMD AM1 platform provides up to 3x more compute performance than its competitors, as well as balanced computing with DirectX 11.2 and Windows 8.1 support to mainstream markets.
AMD Athlon and AMD Sempron APUs will deliver Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture and Jaguar CPU cores on motherboards from manufacturers. AMD Athlon 5150/5350 and AMD Sempron 2650/3850 APUs provide consumers a balanced computing experience on a socketed upgradable platform.
Bernd Lienhard, corporate vice president and general manager, Client Business Unit, AMD, said: “With quad-core performance and AMD Radeon graphics the AM1 platform is an affordable solution that provides great flexibility due to an infrastructure built to deliver a multitude of options to our end users and system builders.”