AMD Announces 2014 Performance Mobile APU Family With HSA Features And Mantle Support

AMD Kaveri APU

AMD today revealed its new 2014 Performance Mobile APUs designed for ultrathin and high-performance mobile PCs. This mobile APUs comes with Heterogeneous System Architecture (HSA) features and Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture for mobile devices for the first time. Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Lenovo, Samsung, Toshiba and others expected to launch devieces based on this new APU unit in the coming months.

AMD 2014 Performance Mobile APU Features:

Revolutionary Architecture

  • Up to 12 Compute Cores (4 CPU + 8 GPU)1 deliver amazing performance and responsiveness, bringing to life the full capability of the APU on various workloads and applications
  • The breakthrough new Heterogeneous System Architecture (HSA) allows the CPU and GPU to work together in harmony by quickly dividing and directing the right tasks toward the appropriate cores for new levels of performance and efficiency in consumer and commercial desktop and notebook PCs, thus enabling a new era of compute capabilities with compute cores
  • Award-winning Graphics Core Next Architecture with AMD Radeon™ R7 series graphics and compute capability
  • Support for UltraHD (4K) resolutions and new video post-processing enhancements that make 1080p videos look amazing when upscaled on an UltraHD-enabled monitor or TV2

Best Gaming and Entertainment Experience

  • Support for AMD’s acclaimed Mantle API that simplifies game optimizations for programmers and developers to unlock unprecedented levels of gaming performance3
  • AMD Radeon™ Dual Graphics provide a performance boost from 49 percent to 108 percent4 for the ultimate gaming experience
  • Experience-enhancing features such as AMD Quick Stream, AMD Steady Video and AMD TrueAudio technologies combine to deliver lifelike audio and video5

Performance Leadership

  • A10-APU: Up to 50 percent better graphics performance6 and more than 1.2x the compute performance7 versus Intel® i5-4200U (“Haswell”)

  • FX APU: Up to 58 percent better graphics performance8 and more than 1.13x the compute performance9 versus Intel® i7-4500U (“Haswell”)

  • FX APU: Up to 40 percent more graphics performance-per-watt10 than our previous generation

  • FX APU: Up to 30 percent more system compute-per-watt11 than our previous generation

 

AMD Kaveri APU 1

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  • Bugbog

    AMD: The proverbial snake that swallowed its lunch, became bloated, and thus stayed in one place for quite a while!

    It seems after they devoured..ah acquired ATI they just imploded! Competition-wise that is, leaving the field wide open to Intel and (to a lesser degree) Nvidia!?

    They need to ‘slither’ back faster!

  • Brent Russell Rucker

    AMD has traditionally taken the price/performance ratio as the predominating factor overall; WiiU, PS4, Xbox & Steam machines might indeed be more lucrative..