AMD unveils new APUs for system builder channel

The A-Series APUs are targeted at gaming enthusiasts

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AMD unveils new APUs for system builder channel The fourth generation AMD A-Series APU comes with 12 Compute Cores.
By  Manda Banda Published  August 11, 2014

Chip maker AMD has introduced the new AMD A10-7800 accelerated processing unit (APU) to the components channel.

The fourth generation A-Series APU with 12 Compute Cores (4CPU + 8 GPU) unlocks the APU potential with heterogeneous system architecture (HSA) features and boasts powerful AMD Radeon R7 Series graphics for outstanding performance across applications.

Combined with AMD's acclaimed Mantle API, the AMD A10-7800 APU can enable accelerated performance across select AMD Gaming Evolved partner titles, the company said.

The new HSA allows the CPU and GPU to work together in harmony by quickly dividing and directing tasks to the appropriate cores for new levels of performance and efficiency for desktop and notebook PCs, enabling a new era of compute capabilities with compute cores.

"The AMD A-Series APUs bring a superior level of gaming and compute experiences to the desktop PC," said Bernd Lienhard, corporate vice president and general manager, Client Business Unit at AMD. "With support for AMD's acclaimed Mantle API that simplifies game optimisations for programmers and developers to unlock unprecedented levels of gaming performance, the new A-Series APUs transform the world of game development to help bring better, faster games to the PC."

Equipped with AMD Quick Stream, AMD Steady Video and AMD TrueAudio technologies, the A-Series APUs combine to deliver lifelike audio and video. In addition, the new APUs utilises a configurable thermal design power option (cTDP) that gaming enthusiasts are now able to fine-tune for efficiency. In addition, AMD has also announced the introduction of the AMD A8-7600 and AMD A6-7400K APUs, ideal for consumers looking to upgrade their application and work experience on the PC. With the unifying FM2+ infrastructure for AMD APUs, users are enabled to build smaller form factors for gaming and home theatre PC (HTPC) systems.

The new A-Series APUs support r UltraHD 4K resolutions and new video post-processing enhancements that make 1080p videos look amazing when up scaled on an UltraHD-enabled monitor or TV screen.

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