Obsessed with technology?
Subscribe to the latest tech news as well as exciting promotions from us and our partners!
By subscribing, you indicate that you have read & understood the SPH's Privacy Policy and PDPA Statement.
News Categories

AMD Announces its Elite A-Series Desktop APUs at Computex 2013 (Updated)

By Joy Hou & Kenny Yeo - on 6 Jun 2013, 10:35pm

AMD Announces its Elite A-Series Desktop APUs at Computex 2013 (Updated)

Besides officially launching "Richland", AMD also teased us with working samples of their next generation "Kaveri" APU, the first APU to fully embrace the Heterogeneous System Architecture.

AMD has officially launched its 2013 Elite A-Series Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) for desktops, codenamed 'Richland', at Computex 2013. Earlier this year, AMD had launched its Elite A-Series 'Richland' Mobile APUs. They also showed off a range of new notebooks and tablets powered by their new Kabini and Temash APUs.

Image source: AMD.

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 the ability to buy now with the flexibility to upgrade as new platforms come to market. In addition, these APUs feature maximum clock speeds over 4GHz for next generation compute workloads.

A DIY desktop powered by AMD's latest A10-6800K APU running Sim City.

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% increased graphics performance over its predecessor, the AMD Second Generation APU (formerly codenamed Trinity). The Elite A-Series APU for desktops supports new AMD Radeon Memory Gamer Series at 2133 MHz. When paired with an A-Series APU, the DDR3-2133 MHz Radeon Memory Gamer Series will give up to a 13% performance increase over DDR3-1866MHz memory.

A host of new Kabini-equipped notebooks from brands like Toshiba and HP.

A Quanta tablet powered by the A4-1200 Temash APU running Windows 8.

Additionally, AMD also showcased a whole range of new notebooks and tablets from their partners that were equipped with the recently launched Kabini and Temash APUs. Kabini and Temash are the world's first quad-core SoCs and were designed to empower low-computing power devices.