AMD has announced the latest addition to its 2013 Elite Mobility processor family, a new quad-core processor designed for HD entertainment, power efficiency and accelerated performance in small screen touch notebooks, tablets, and hybrids.
The AMD Elite Quad-Core A4-1350 accelerated processor is the second quad-core accelerated processing unit (APU) in this category, with an estimated average power at or below 3 watts for many common use cases, the company said.
The new APU is expected to begin shipping to customers in October, 2013. Other AMD Elite Mobility APUs are available in systems, including the HP Pavilion11 TouchSmart and the Acer Aspire V5.
The launch comes on the heels of the company’s successful launch of 2013 Elite Mobility APUs. With quad-core performance, AMD Radeon HD graphics and long battery life, the A4-1350 is an ideal solution for new form factors like hybrid and convertible PCs.
Delivering high-quality HD media and gaming experiences in small-screen touch and emerging form factors elevates AMD Elite Mobility APUs to a class of their own. The series is available in dual- and quad-core configurations, and combines “Jaguar” x86 central processing unit (CPU) cores with Graphics Core Next AMD Radeon HD 8000 Series graphics.
Key performance metrics for the AMD Elite Mobility family include up to 172 percent more CPU performance-per-watt and up to 212 percent better graphics performance-per-watt than the previous generation; up to 12 hours of resting battery life; and up to 45 percent longer battery life and nearly five times more GPU performance than the competition.
The AMD A4-1350 APU is expressly designed to not only support media- and graphics-intensive workloads, but also a range of connectivity and user interface options that enhance the PC experience, including AMD Radeon Graphics with DirectX, AMD Dock Port, AMD AllDay Power, and AMD Start Now technology.
The AMD A4-1350 APU is expected to begin shipping to customers in October 2013 for use in small-screen touch notebooks, tablets, and hybrids 13-inches and below.
AMD has also announced complete the 2013 AMD Mobility APU line-up including the 2013 AMD Mainstream APU (codenamed “Kabini”) and Low power and standard watt versions of the 2013 AMD Elite Performance APU (formerly codenamed “Richland”).
Kabini is the first and only quad-core x86 SoC solution for entry-level and small screen touch notebooks; and Richland offers the best graphics and compute in a performance APU for premium ultrathin, traditional and performance notebooks.