AMD unveils 6th generation AMD A-series processor

AMD has launched its 6th Generation A-Series Processor, high performance Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) in a System-on-Chip (SoC) design.

The 6th Generation AMD A-Series Processor takes advantage of extensive AMD processor and graphics IP enabling exceptional computing experiences.

According to the company, newly launched 6th Generation AMD A-Series Processor is the most versatile notebook processor which delivers premium streaming entertainment, unmatched smooth online gaming and innovative computing experiences.

Additionally, the 6th Generation A-Series Processor marks a number of technology firsts: the world’s first High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) hardware decode support for notebooks, the first Heterogeneous Systems Architecture (HSA) 1.0-compliant design, and the first ARM TrustZone-capable high-performance APU.


The new innovation leverages AMD Excavator cores and the third generation of AMD’s Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture.

The new processor harnesses up to 12 Compute Cores 4 CPU + 8 GPU, delivers more than twice the battery life of its predecessor, up to 2x faster gaming performance than competitive processors, innovative computing experiences enabled through HSA and a premium Microsoft Windows 10 experience with support for DirectX 12.

Users can enjoy true, playable HD notebook gaming with the most popular online titles.

This apart, AMD Gesture Control is available on mainstream notebooks which allow users to navigate and control their notebook with a simple wave of the hand without added costs.

Notebooks featuring the 6th Generation AMD A-Series Processor will be available starting in June.

“Our partners have plans to introduce our 6th-generation APU in many of today’s most innovative notebook platforms, demonstrating the full potential of the APU’s capabilities,” said Matt Skynner, corporate VP and general manager, Products at AMD.

Shilpa Khatri

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