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December 21, 2011

AMD updates A-Series family of APUs

Improves the first generation of desktop and notebook processors

By CBR Staff Writer

AMD has updated its A-Series line-up of desktop and notebook Accelerated Processing Units (APUs), further improving its family of dual- and quad-core APUs.

The new AMD A-Series family of APUs improves the first generation of desktop and notebook processors, providing an better experience for consumers seeking more responsive multitasking, long battery-life, vivid graphics, lifelike games, lag-free videos and the ultimate multimedia performance.

The new AMD A-Series family of APUs is for mainstream users and performance enthusiasts seeking an outstanding experience on their desktop or notebook PC, the company said.

The updated AMD A-Series APUs deliver DirectX(R)11-capable, discrete-level graphics and dedicated HD video processing on a single chip, by combining up to four x86 CPU cores with up to 400 Radeon cores.

The AMD APUs offer AMD Dual Graphics for an up to 144% visual performance boost when a select APU is paired with a select AMD Radeon HD 6500 Series graphics card.

In addition, AMD A-Series family of APUs also features AMD Steady Video, designed to stabilise videos during playback and all AMD A-Series processors are powered by AMD VISION Engine Software, a suite of software that provides end-users with regular updates designed to improve system performance and stability, and can add new software enhancements.

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