AMD announced its 2013 Elite Mobility processor family. The AMD Elite Quad-Core A4-1350 accelerated processor is the second quad-core APU in this category, with an estimated average power at or below 3 watts for many common use scenarios.
Delivering HD media and gaming experiences in small-screen touch and emerging form factors elevates AMD Elite Mobility APUs to a class of their own. Available in dual- and quad-core configurations, the series combines "Jaguar" x86 CPU cores with AMD Radeon HD 8000 graphics.
Key performance metrics for the AMD Elite Mobility family include:
- Up to 172 percent more CPU performance-per-watt and up to 212 percent better graphics performance-per-watt than the previous generation;
- Up to 12 hours of resting battery life;
- Up to 45 percent longer battery life and nearly five times more GPU performance than the competition.
In addition to its performance capabilities, the AMD A4-1350 APU is expressly designed to support media- and graphics-intensive workloads, and also a range of connectivity and user interface options that enhance the PC experience, including:
- AMD Radeon™ Graphics with DirectX® 11.1 support — Enjoy discrete-level performance for crisp & sharp photos, movies and games.
- AMD Dock Port — Use up to four external monitors and sync to other devices through a single connection.
- AMD AllDay™ Power — Stay unplugged with long battery life.
- AMD Start Now technology — Boot up or resume from hibernate in seconds.
The AMD A4-1350 APU is expected to begin shipping to customers in October 2013 for use in small-screen touch notebooks, tablets, and hybrids 13-inches and below. Technical details for this new processor are as follows:
|APU Model||AMD Radeon™ Brand||TDP||CPU Cores||CPU Clock (Max/Base)||AMD Radeon™ Cores||GPU Clock (Max/Base)||L2 Cache||Max DDR3|
|A4-1350||HD 8210||8W||4||1.0 GHz||128||300MHz||4MB||DDR3-1066|
Along with 2013 Elite Mobility APUs, two other families complete the 2013 AMD Mobility APU line-up:
- The 2013 AMD Mainstream APU (codenamed “Kabini”) - the first and only quad-core x86 SoC solution for entry-level and small screen touch notebooks;
- Low power and standard watt versions of the 2013 AMD Elite Performance APU (formerly codenamed “Richland”) - offer the best graphics and compute in a performance APU for premium ultrathin, traditional and performance notebooks.
The new APU is expected to begin shipping to customers in October, 2013. Other AMD Elite Mobility APUs are available in systems today, including the HP Pavilion TouchSmart and the Acer Aspire V5.