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AMD and its partners locally introduce mobile APUs for notebooks

By Martin James David - on 30 Sep 2014, 3:51pm

AMD and its local partners introduce mobile APUs for notebooks

Executives from AMD Philippines locally introduce its mobile APUs.

AMD today introduced in the Philippine market its new 2014 Performance Mobile APUs designed for ultrathin and high-performance mobile PCs, bringing the features and capabilities of the popular and powerful AMD A-Series APU family to power-efficient notebooks for both personal and professional use. The new mobile APUs mark the debut of Heterogeneous System Architecture (HSA) features and Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture for mobile devices, establishing them as AMD’s most advanced mobile APUs to-date.

“This latest breakthrough from AMD is a total package of superior compute performance, striking graphics, and cost-effective power use with leading technologies in the industry, making the 2014 AMD A-Series APUs a potent force in today’s computing generation,” said Ryan Sim, General Manager for AMD Far East Ltd in the ASEAN region. “This introduction of the latest line of APUs to the Philippine market is part of our vision to improve and ultimately transform the computing experience of Filipino consumers.”

The announcement of the 2014 Performance Mobile APU family features AMD’s first FX-branded enthusiast-class APU for notebooks, and follows the recent introduction of AMD’s 2014 Low-Power and Mainstream APUs.

Other features of these new mobile APUs are as follows, each chip can have up to four CPU and eight GPU cores that deliver the performance that consumer’s need, support for UltraHD resolutions and new video post-processing enhancements, AMD’s Mantle API, AMD Radeon Dual Graphics, AMD Quick Stream, AMD Steady Video, and AMD True Audio technologies.

Acer Aspire E15

Lenovo IdeaPad Z50

In line with this announcement, Acer and Lenovo introduce to the market their very own APU-powered notebooks, the Acer Aspire E15 and Lenovo IdeaPad Z50. 

The Acer E15, powered by AMD A8-7100 APU with Radeon R5 Graphics and features 8 Compute Cores (4 CPU + 4GPU), is available at a suggested retail price of PhP 29,900.00, while the Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-75, which is equipped with AMD A10-7300 APU with Radeon R6 Graphics and features 10 Compute Cores (4CPU + 6GPU), is available at a suggested retail price of PhP 33,995.00.

Other computer brands will also feature 2014 AMD A-Series APUs which will be available soon.