Wednesday, September 11th 2013

AMD Expands Elite Mobility APU Line-Up With New Quad-Core Processor

AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced a new addition to its 2013 Elite Mobility processor family, expanding the options available for anyone seeking crystal-clear 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 pnit (APU) in this category, with an estimated average power at or below 3 watts for many common use cases. The new APU is expected to begin shipping to customers in October, 2013. Other AMD Elite Mobility APUs are available in systems today, including the HP Pavilion11 TouchSmart and the Acer Aspire V5.

"Following the tremendous reception from customers to the launch of our 2013 Elite Mobility APUs, we are excited to strengthen our portfolio with the addition of the A4-1350," said Bernd Lienhard, corporate vice president, AMD Client Business Unit. "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. Available in dual- and quad-core configurations, the series 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;
  • Up to 45 percent longer battery life and nearly five times more GPU performance than the competition.
Elite User Experiences from AMD
In addition to its unique performance capabilities, 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 11.1 support -- Enjoy discrete-level performance for crisp & sharp photos, movies and games.
  • AMD Dock Port -- Use up to four external monitors and sync to other devices through a single connection.
  • AMD AllDay Power -- Stay unplugged with long battery life.
  • AMD Start Now technology-- Boot up or resume from hibernate in seconds.
Availability and Technical Details
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. Technical details for this new processor are as follows:
Along with 2013 Elite Mobility APUs, two other families complete the 2013 AMD Mobility APU line-up:
  • The 2013 AMD Mainstream APU (codenamed "Kabini") -- the first and only quad-core x86 SoC solution for entry-level and small screen touch notebooks;
  • Low power and standard watt versions of the 2013 AMD Elite Performance APU (formerly codenamed "Richland") -- offer the best graphics and compute in a performance APU for premium ultrathin, traditional and performance notebooks.
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16 Comments on AMD Expands Elite Mobility APU Line-Up With New Quad-Core Processor

#1
Jorge
The Jaguar series is a very capable product for AMD and it appears to be very popular amongst OEMs.
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#2
Fourstaff
by: Jorge
The Jaguar series is a very capable product for AMD and it appears to be very popular amongst OEMs.
Not quite sure if I would recommend a 1Ghz chip to anyone using the pc for daily tasks.
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#3
TheLaughingMan
No turbo clock speeds? That is actually a little shocking, but it seems like they found a way to curve the power use at the required 3-5 watts. Put this in the MS Surface RT and I am on board.
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#4
Prima.Vera
1Ghz CPU? That's great if you have a tablet or mobile phone, but definitely NOT for a laptop, or God forbids, desktop...
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#5
Farmer Boe
by: Prima.Vera
1Ghz CPU? That's great if you have a tablet or mobile phone, but definitely NOT for a laptop, or God forbids, desktop...
Read the first sentence again bro ;)
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#6
RCoon
Forum Gypsy
by: Jorge
The Jaguar series is a very capable product for AMD and it appears to be very popular amongst OEMs.
For netbooks it can only be worse. I can see this being popular in phones and tablets, but netbooks just doesnt make any sense.
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#8
theoneandonlymrk
by: RCoon
For netbooks it can only be worse. I can see this being popular in phones and tablets, but netbooks just doesnt make any sense.
Worse than a single atom core, worse than a single or dual celery core I don't agree with that, and since most get by surfing on dual arm cores at 1ghz ish I think this quad with useable gpu would do well in a netbook ,set top box .hybrid or basic surfing laptop also perfect for some light business use imho
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#9
Aquinus
Resident Wat-man
Put it on a board with two decent ethernet ports and a PCI-E slot for some wi-fi and it would make for a pretty capable gateway/router. Needs to cost less than the Celeron 847 though. I seriously wouldn't be surprised if it was twice as fast. Jaguar only has a 14 16-stage pipeline*. Something that AMD should have done to all of their processors. The shorter pipeline did wonders for Intel's performance and branch prediction.
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#10
seronx
by: Aquinus
Jaguar only has a 14-stage pipeline.
16-stage.
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#11
Aquinus
Resident Wat-man
by: seronx
16-stage.
I stand corrected, you get my point though. ;)
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#12
Thefumigator
The Celeron 847 is everywhere on laptops and ultras, and its an 1.1Ghz CPU, dual core with a mediocre gpu. Everything in a much worse TDP than this AMD chip.

So this chip should be a good way to compete against these celerons 1000M, 1017u and the older but yet existent Celeron 847
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#13
NeoXF
It's a good chip for what it's targeting, 'nuff said. I would just hope it would get better market penetration that what AMD got in the past.
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#14
Thefumigator
Its strange but these days reminds of the K6-III era, at the time it was pretty difficult to find one, despite being an awesome chip for the time.
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#15
de.das.dude
Pro Indian Modder
people are forgetting this will bring desktop like x86 performance to a friggin 7 " tablet or so.
definitely better than the current atom craplets out there.
i for sure wouldnt mind having a quad core 1GHz x86 cpu in a tablet that can run things decently.

afaik, the chips in the playstation and xbox are clocked at 1.6GHz?
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#16
Thefumigator
by: de.das.dude
people are forgetting this will bring desktop like x86 performance to a friggin 7 " tablet or so.
definitely better than the current atom craplets out there.
i for sure wouldnt mind having a quad core 1GHz x86 cpu in a tablet that can run things decently.

afaik, the chips in the playstation and xbox are clocked at 1.6GHz?
2.75Ghz (max) for the PS4
the Xbox One runs at 1.6Ghz, but there's no info on this as the max speed.
The "redundancies on chip" is very interesting concept on microsoft part, I can't wait to see these beasts in action
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