by Anton Shilov
08/22/2011 | 06:01 PM
Advanced Micro Devices updated its C- and E-series accelerated processing units (APUs) for ultrathin and value notebooks, netbooks, all-in-ones and desktop PCs with top of the line features. The updated APUs deliver higher performance amid a officially validated output capabilities.
"Today’s PC users want stunning HD graphics and accelerated performance with all-day battery life and that’s what AMD Fusion APUs deliver. With these new APUs, we’re bringing premium features to entry-level products that let users get a richer computing experience, said Chris Cloran, vice president and general manager of client division at AMD.
The clock-speeds of the second breed of E-series desktop APUs is relatively low - in the range between 1.30GHz and 1.65GHz. The chip features code-named Zacate architecture with two Bobcat cores, 80 Radeon DirectX11-class stream processors, video decoding engine, 18W thermal design power (TDP) and so on.
AMD has shipped more than 12 million APUs, and sold more than five million of the popular C- and E-series APUs in Q2 2011 alone. The updated AMD C- and E-series APUs meet the needs of consumers who want fast and Brilliant HD streaming video, sharp photos, life-like gaming through DirectX11-capable discrete-level graphics and a parallel processing engine, as well as long battery life.