AMD launches new APU for desktops

by CXOtoday News Desk    Jun 05, 2013

AMD

AMD today announced its 2013 Elite A-Series Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) for desktops, Richland. 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 flexibility. Additionally, these APUs have high speeds over 4 GHz for next generation compute workloads. These features are provided to befit users.

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 predecessor, the AMD Second Generation APU.