Wednesday, February 20th 2013

AMD Aims to Meet Higher Expectations for Tablet and Hybrid PC

AMD, creator of the performance tablet category, today announced a new innovation for hybrid PCs that delivers uncompromised mobile PC experiences when in tablet mode or when connected to its base keyboard. Hybrid PCs are a new market segment between full notebooks and pure tablets that AMD plans to demonstrate, along with stand-alone performance tablets, at Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona, Spain next week.

AMD Turbo Dock technology automatically adjusts performance of the AMD accelerated processing unit (APU) higher while a hybrid PC is docked and being used for more complex tasks like content creation. Likewise, AMD Turbo Dock is designed to lower power consumption when in tablet mode, helping to save battery life and extend movie or video watching, as well as web browsing time.

"With our latest APUs, AMD aims to deliver a more complete, full-featured experience on tablet and hybrid PCs than has been available to date," said Steve Belt, vice president of AMD Ultra-low Power Products. "AMD Turbo Dock technology delivers on that promise by dynamically adjusting to what the user is doing to provide the optimal experience and battery life whether they are watching a video, playing a DirectX 11-supported game or building a PowerPoint presentation for work."

AMD Turbo Dock technology is expected to appear this year on equipped hybrid systems built around the system-on-chip (SoC) codenamed "Temash" with AMD Radeon HD graphics. "Temash" is AMD's latest ultra-low power, mobility processor for Windows 8 tablets and hybrids that delivers five times the graphics performance of the competition's x86 tablet solution[1]. Demonstrations at Mobile World Congress will include leading-edge applications and games on both quad-core and dual-core versions of the processor built with 28nm manufacturing technology.

"IDC research shows that two of the top demands tablet owners have are speed and a high resolution display," said Tom Mainelli, research director for tablets at IDC. "Balancing performance on high pixel density screens with user demands around battery life is essential to a great tablet experience. Technologies like AMD's newest generation APU 'Temash' aim to meet those needs."

Other premium features available from AMD-based tablets and hybrids include:
  • Access to the AMD AppZone, a one-stop resource for accessing popular applications that can take advantage of the full compute capability of the processor;
  • AMD Start Now technology that allows fast boot and resume from sleep times[2];
  • AMD Radeon HD graphics on the APU, with support for full HD 1080p resolution, HDMI output for external displays, and impressive gaming performance with Microsoft DirectX 11 capability
  • Windows 8 and Windows 7 support with backward compatibility for all Windows applications
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11 Comments on AMD Aims to Meet Higher Expectations for Tablet and Hybrid PC

#1
james888
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For those who havn't seen it yet.
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#3
St.Alia-Of-The-Knife
AMD lost its place in the high-end market, now aiming for laptops and tablets
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jmcslob
by: St.Alia-Of-The-Knife
AMD lost its place in the high-end market, now aiming for laptops and tablets
Because everything is heading that way...Kids growing up with tablets aren't going to accept being desk bound...

I don't see a need for desktop market lasting for more than 10 years or so....not for home consumers anyways...science labs sure.
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#5
Jorge
Actually the tablet market is new and growing but desktop/laptop sales will continue onward as there is demand for all of these products. AMD delivers good performance and value in all segements. Tablets are just another revenue stream for AMD so it's a win-win for consumers and AMD.

Few people buy the obscenely priced top of the line GPUs and CPUs. Most consumers buy the mid-range products in all categories. Only a small percentage of consumers/enthusiasts are dumb enough to pay the absurd asking price for bragging rights on the over-priced, over-hyped CPU/GPU products.
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#6
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
They better start quoting 4K resolution support and ability to play games at that resolution if they want to survive. Even the low buck A31/RK3188 chipsets can run tablet games at 2048X1536. this had better be in tablets with the same resolution and have the capability to kick into something like the steam store.
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naoan
by: cdawall
They better start quoting 4K resolution support and ability to play games at that resolution if they want to survive. Even the low buck A31/RK3188 chipsets can run tablet games at 2048X1536. this had better be in tablets with the same resolution and have the capability to kick into something like the steam store.
I don't think any today's AMD integrated GPU would have any trouble playing Angry Birds at 4K resolution.
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#8
Prima.Vera
by: cdawall
They better start quoting 4K resolution support and ability to play games at that resolution if they want to survive. Even the low buck A31/RK3188 chipsets can run tablet games at 2048X1536. this had better be in tablets with the same resolution and have the capability to kick into something like the steam store.
Steam store?? Except casual, indie games, no serious game can be run on a tablet on that resolution lol.
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St.Alia-Of-The-Knife
by: jmcslob
Because everything is heading that way...Kids growing up with tablets aren't going to accept being desk bound...

I don't see a need for desktop market lasting for more than 10 years or so....not for home consumers anyways...science labs sure.
I seriously hope that the desktop market will still exist at that time. It would be probably a all-enthusiast market though
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cdawall
where the hell are my stars
by: naoan
I don't think any today's AMD integrated GPU would have any trouble playing Angry Birds at 4K resolution.
Most smart phones can that's not what I want to see playable. PS3/360 style console games should be playable the hardware is fast enough. There is no point for an AMD based highend tablet and its price tag if it cannot play higher end games.

by: Prima.Vera
Steam store?? Except casual, indie games, no serious game can be run on a tablet on that resolution lol.
No reason that you wouldn't be able to play most of the older games (half life and some others) at full resolution. I can play them on a netbook with an ancient X1370 mobility card.
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#11
Ravenas
You have to respect what Microsoft is doing. They have an original idea for a tablet OS unlike google who just copied the iOS. Cheers to AMD for taking this product seriously and backing what MS is doing.
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