Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE:AMD) releases the new, sleek, second generation APU!

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.(NYSE:AMD, the famous chipmakers have announced the availability of their new A-Series APU in stores. This APU, which is second generation, has been targeted towards a particular sector of people, such as the ones who build DIY computers. The chip is specifically designed for DIY desktops, Home theater computers, as well as small form factor. AMD seems to be very positive about their product, and they say that the new A-Series APU will deliver fast processing, discrete level graphics, affordable performance, as well as multiple cores.

The prices of the different chips have been decided according to their clock speed, since the new chip is available in a variety of configurations. Enthusiasts will be glad about the A-Series line, because along with an AMD FM2 infrastructure, the chip uses a stable socket platform. People can hope for a direct upgrade later onwards, for better performance, specially the ones who make DIY desktops.

The APU A-Series is said to have a lot of new and improved features in it, including 4.2 GHz maximum frequency, as well as the promising feature of up to 700 GFLOPS of computer performance. Both the CPU and the GPU have the wonderful feature of AMD Turbo Core 3.0 Technology, which automatically allows both the CPU and the GPU to get increased frequency. Plus, the CPU of AMD comes unlocked, and the AMD OverDrive users can overlock the system, to deliver processor performance of up to 6.5 GHz.

Tech savvy people can now rejoice, because the A-Series APU delivers a wide range of features which are sure to make them go weak in the knees. The specifics of the new APUs within the series, vary only based on clock speed, and accordingly are priced anywhere from $53 to $122. The new systems have gotten more efficient, and with the fast-pace of technology, the integrations are becoming sharper and user-friendly. The best feature of the second generation APUs is the fact that the processor core and the graphics core have been integrated. AMD Radeon HD 7000 series GPU along with discrete class graphics integrated into the processor is just too brilliant to be ignored. If one wants a boost in the level of graphics, then one can simply opt for a discrete graphics card, which boosts the performance level by seventy five percent. 

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