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By 22 August 2011 | Categories: news

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AMD announced today that it has updated its C- and E-Series accelerated processing units (APUs) for ultrathin and value notebooks, netbooks, all-in-ones and desktop PCs.

The processor and GPU maker has shipped north of 12 million APUs and sold over five million of the C- and E-Series APUs during Q2 2011 alone. These newly updated AMD C- and E-Series APUs enable faster HD video streaming, sharper photos, improved gaming via more capable DirectX11-capable discrete-level graphics and a parallel processing engine, as well as battery life to last for a full working day.

These updated APUs will deliver:

  • Enhanced HD graphics capabilities.
  • Performance boosts with enhanced memory.
  • DisplayPort ++ for connecting to any HDMI or DisplayPort-enabled monitor or TV.
  • Up to 12 hours of resting battery life on a single charge for the mobile platform – a nearly four hour increase over previous platforms.

Additional features of the updated E-Series APUs include:

  • DDR3 1333 MHz support for enhanced memory bandwidth, faster performance and smoother video playback.
  • HDMI 1.4a connections allowing for the viewing of 3D pictures and home video on 3D-enabled TVs and displays.

The company stated that notebook PCs, netbook PCs, small form factor computers as well as all-in-one desktops based on these new APUs, will be available from leading manufacturers as of today. Products sporting the updated APUs can be identified by the VISION Technology from AMD or HD internet stickers. No local release info is available yet.

"Today’s PC users want stunning HD graphics and accelerated performance with all-day battery life and that’s what AMD Fusion APUs deliver," said Chris Cloran, vice president and general manager, Client Division, AMD. "With these new APUs, we’re bringing premium features to entry-level products that let users get a richer computing experience."

In related news AMD also recently announced its latest Accelerated Parallel Processing (APP) Software Development Kit (SDK) v2.5, which provides developers with the means to take advantage of the company’s Accelerated Processing Units (APUs).

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