1. Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

AMD Extends Graphics and Compute Leadership with 2013 Elite A-Series Desktop APU

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Jun 5, 2013.

  1. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2007
    Messages:
    28,706 (11.16/day)
    Thanks Received:
    13,668
    Location:
    Hyderabad, India
    AMD today announced its 2013 Elite A-Series Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) for desktops, codenamed "Richland", which delivers a superior PC solution with increased computational performance, discrete-level graphics and an easy upgrade infrastructure. At COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2013, AMD showcased the complete breadth of its 2013 APU portfolio with the launch of the new Elite A-Series APU for desktops which power a diverse range of OEM systems and feature new generations of software and applications that harness the unrivaled compute power of the 2013 AMD APU product lineup: the fastest AMD APUs ever.

    "The new AMD A-Series APU is ideal for desktop PC builders and mainstream gamers wanting outstanding performance for their money, and today AMD delivers an excellent new follow-on to the recently announced mobile lineup," said Bernd Lienhard, corporate vice president and general manager, Client Products Division at AMD. "The combination of high-performance, third-generation desktop APUs with our existing portfolio of low-power, mobile APUs gives us our strongest-ever lineup of products for our customers and our technology partners."

    [​IMG]

    2013 Elite A-Series APUs Break the Mold to Enable Innovative PC Solutions
    Since its introduction in 2011, the APU quickly became the fastest growing category of processors for AMD, powering everything from the Microsoft Xbox One and Sony PlayStation 4 to new generations of notebooks, tablets, desktop PCs, low-power servers and embedded devices. AMD extends its leadership in the category with the introduction of its new 2013 Elite A-Series APUs for desktop PCs. This APU provides higher performance and innovative new features to benefit users. The new AMD A-Series APUs combine AMD "Piledriver" CPU architecture with AMD Radeon HD 8000 Series graphics on the FM2 motherboard infrastructure. The ability to support existing A85X, A75 and A55 platforms as well as forward compatibility with FM2+ motherboards provides users the ability to buy now with the flexibility to upgrade as new platforms come to market. In addition, these APUs feature maximum clock speeds over 4 GHz for next generation compute workloads.

    Utilizing the latest AMD Radeon HD 8000 Series graphics, the Elite A-Series combines the CPU and up to 384 Radeon parallel processing cores to offer up to 15 percent increased graphics performance over its predecessor1, the AMD Second Generation APU (formerly codenamed Trinity,) and winner of the 2012 Best Choice of COMPUTEX TAIPEI award. The Elite A-Series APU for desktops supports new AMD Radeon Memory Gamer Series at 2133 MHz. When paired with an A-Series APU, the DDR3-2133 MHz Radeon Memory Gamer Series will give up to a 13 percent performance increase over DDR3-1866 MHz memory.



    [​IMG]
     
    Melvis and cadaveca say thanks.
  2. Melvis

    Melvis

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2008
    Messages:
    3,587 (1.49/day)
    Thanks Received:
    528
    Location:
    Australia
    Look out Jedi's there's a new boy in town lol
     
    a_ump says thanks.
  3. Covert_Death

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2011
    Messages:
    309 (0.26/day)
    Thanks Received:
    82
    these APU's are catching up quick to their normal CPU counterparts (not their yet but compared to where FM1 was upon release... much closer)

    this is a good direction for AMD, in a few years i see the bulldozer line going to server only and these hopefully up to par with intel and headed to enthusiast market
     
  4. james888

    james888

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2011
    Messages:
    4,539 (3.74/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,691
    They have server apu's also.
     
    Crunching for Team TPU
  5. Jorge

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2013
    Messages:
    753 (1.15/day)
    Thanks Received:
    80
    AMD has a long term strategy to provide quality APUs for all segments of computing from portable devices to desktop to servers and beyond. These APUs will replace discrete CPU/GPU combos for the majority of people because they will provide equal or better performance at a lower cost using less power and producing less heat. This is a no brainer and AMD is literally changing the PC landscape as a result.

    Kaveri will be AMD's first high-performance APU solution and a major step up in performance. It can't get here soon enough. If AMD had it available now they would reap fortunes. ;)
     
  6. a_ump

    a_ump

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2007
    Messages:
    3,612 (1.43/day)
    Thanks Received:
    376
    Location:
    Smithfield, WV
    I think there will always be discrete graphics;mid-end and hi-end, but low end will definitely be over run by AMD.
     

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guest)

Share This Page