New AMD A-Series APU delivers entry-level quad-core performance plus AMD Radeon HD graphics for tablets, hybrids, and small-screen touch notebooks.
September 16, 2013
AMD has announced an addition to its 2013 Elite Mobility processor family. The AMD Elite Quad-Core A4-1350 accelerated processor is the second quad-core accelerated processing unit (APU) in this category and features AMD Radeon HD graphics and long battery life, with an estimated average power at or below 3 watts for many common use cases, according to the company.
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
- Up to 212 percent better graphics performance-per-watt than the previous generation
- Up to 12 hours of resting battery life
Connectivity and user interface options include:
- AMD Radeon Graphics with DirectX 11.1 support
- AMD Dock Port—Use up to four external monitors and sync to other devices through a single connection.
- AMD AllDay Power
- AMD Start Now technology—Boot up or resume from hibernate in seconds.
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.