AMD Launches Next-Generation Processor

08 June 2015

Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) has introduced its 6th generation A-Series processor targeted at notebooks for consumer and business applications.

AMD touts the A-Series processors – formerly codenamed Carrizo –as the first high-performance accelerated processing unit (APU) in a system-on-chip (SoC) design. The processors is for use by consumers or business customers that want to stream entertainment, play online games or use other computing applications with all day unplugged performance, AMD says.

AMD says the new chip offers a high efficiency video coding (HEVC) hardware decode support for notebooks, a heterogeneous systems architecture (HAS) 1.0-compliant design and an ARM TrustZone-capable high performance APU. Furthermore, the processors features up to 12 compute cores – 4 CPU and 8 GPU – using AMD’s Excavator cores and the third generation of AMD’s graphics core next (GCN) architecture.

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