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Advanced Micro Devices on Wednesday said it would demonstrate tablets and convertibles based on its highly-integrated Fusion-series code-named Temash accelerated processing units at Mobile World Congress 2013 next week. The new APUs will support a new technology called Turbo Dock, which promise to significantly improve usability of mobile devices.

AMD Turbo Dock technology automatically adjusts performance of the AMD accelerated processing unit (APU) higher while a hybrid PC/convertible/tablet is docked and being used for more complex tasks like content creation.  Likewise, AMD Turbo Dock is designed to lower power consumption when in tablet mode, helping to save battery life and extend movie or video watching, as well as web browsing time.

“With our latest APUs, AMD aims to deliver a more complete, full-featured experience on tablet and hybrid PCs than has been available to date. AMD Turbo Dock technology delivers on that promise by dynamically adjusting to what the user is doing to provide the optimal experience and battery life whether they are watching a video, playing a DirectX 11-supported game or building a PowerPoint presentation for work,” said Steve Belt, vice president of AMD ultra-low power products.

AMD Turbo Dock technology is expected to appear this year on equipped hybrid systems built around the system-on-chip (SoC) codenamed “Temash” with AMD Radeon HD graphics and AMD Jaguar x86 cores.

Demonstrations at Mobile World Congress will include leading-edge applications and games on both quad-core and dual-core versions of the processor built with 28nm manufacturing technology.

 "IDC research shows that two of the top demands tablet owners have are speed and a high resolution display. Balancing performance on high pixel density screens with user demands around battery life is essential to a great tablet experience. Technologies like AMD’s newest generation APU ‘Temash’ aim to meet those needs,” said Tom Mainelli, research director for tablets at IDC. 

Tags: AMD, Fusion, Temash, 28nm, Jaguar, Radeon

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I've got to be frank - this isn't new or ground breaking tech. But it looks like the first time it has been employed in a hybrid.
1 1 [Posted by: linuxlowdown  | Date: 02/20/13 04:27:15 PM]
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I wonder how AMD will get the increase in performance. I mean more than likely they will add more RAM and another battery. But now that most of the components are in the tablet could AMD possibly put in a second GPU like the HD8570m?
1 1 [Posted by: 78412  | Date: 02/21/13 12:26:56 AM]
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I suspect that the increase will come from increased frequency of the APU. When you have additional batter you can get more speed by increasing frequency of both CPU and GPU.
2 0 [Posted by: doychin  | Date: 02/21/13 01:36:30 AM]
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hehe. More batter. Yum.
2 0 [Posted by: JBG  | Date: 02/21/13 02:58:16 AM]
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Exactly what a laptop does with ACPI. It's nothing new.
1 0 [Posted by: linuxlowdown  | Date: 02/21/13 04:36:50 AM]
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What's new is AMD is creating new revenue streams in the portable market. It's all good.
3 0 [Posted by: beenthere  | Date: 02/21/13 07:11:42 AM]
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Yes, it is really great AMD is able to get into ultra portables. When Dirk Meyer was fired in 2010, I didn't believe AMD could manoeuvre so fast into tablets. Things are looking up for AMD. If only the US and Europe could find a political solution to their economic woes so more money could flow around the system for more discretionary spending on such products. The politicians in these regions are letting the world down big time (US Republicans and Germans - stimulate damn it: Keynesian economics 101).
1 0 [Posted by: linuxlowdown  | Date: 02/21/13 10:44:21 PM]
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All they need is a manufaturer with actual volume.
3 0 [Posted by: KeyBoardG  | Date: 02/21/13 07:24:53 AM]
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