AMD says new APUs offer 5.7 hours of HD video playback with new battery

Infotech Lead India: AMD has launched Elite A-Series Accelerated Processing Units (APUs), promising better battery life.

The 2013 AMD Elite A-Series Platform enables up to 7.9 hours of web browsing, 5.7 hours of HD video playback and up to 10 hours of resting battery life on a 55 watt/hour battery.

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Codenamed Richland, the new AMD Elite A-Series APUs offer better user experiences like facial log-in and gesture recognition, improved graphics and compute performance over the previous generation, and enhanced power management capabilities on a single chip.

“The high performance AMD A-Series APU impresses with its ability to deliver stunning graphics and immersive experiences with even more battery life,” said Bernd Lienhard, corporate vice president and general manager of AMD’s Client Business Unit.

The new AMD Elite A-Series APUs leverage the power of the combined compute and graphics cores to accelerate a suite of available software experiences that can expand and enhance the user experience

AMD Face Login uses facial recognition technology and a webcam to allow for quick log-in to Windows and other browser-based websites that require a log-in, like social networking sites and email services;

AMD Gesture Control tracks a user’s hand gestures and converts them into commands for basic functions on media players, browsers, e-readers and other popular applications leveraging a webcam, advanced image processing and machine-vision algorithms.

AMD Screen Mirror5 wirelessly shares content like photos, videos, HD media streams and webpages from a PC or tablet based on a 2013 AMD A-Series APU with any supported TV or display with a DLNA receiver, or with other PCs.

This optimized-for-AMD software will come pre-loaded on select AMD Elite A-Series APU-based notebooks later this year and will be downloadable from amd.com next month.

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