AMD annuncia la disponibilità delle APU dual core (Accelerated Processing Unit) A4-3300 e A4-3400, che vanno ad aggiungersi alla famiglia di APU Fusion.
I nuovi prodotti, dedicati al settore desktop, uniscono una CPU x86 con 160 core Radeon ciascuna, in modo da rendere possibile la riproduzione di filmati in HD, ma soprattutto il supporto alle DirectX11 con capacità grafiche paragonabili a quelle fornite da una scheda grafica discreta.
Come gli altri prodotti A-Series, anche le APU A4-3300 e A4-3400 sono progettati per l’uso con il socket FM1.
Di seguito il comunicato stampa inviatoci dal costruttore:
SUNNYVALE, Calif. – September 7, 2011
What: AMD (NYSE:AMD) today announced availability of the AMD A-Series Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) A4-3300 and A4-3400 desktop processors, bringing the entry-level desktop APU price down to just $70 (U.S. suggested retail price) for consumers who want PCs with brilliant HD graphics, advanced performance, and fast application and connectivity speeds.
The AMD A4-3300 and A4-3400 desktop APUs each combine two x86 CPU cores with 160 Radeon™ cores, enabling powerful DirectX®11-capable discrete-level graphics and dedicated HD video processing on a single chip. These dual-core APUs enable responsive and energy-efficient performance for everyday PC productivity and multitasking, as well as an amazing gaming experience.
In addition to leading-edge graphics and competitive compute power, the AMD A4-3300 and A4-3400 APUs support:
- AMD Steady Video for instant removal of shakes and jitters when re-watching video, so content looks steady and smooth [i].
- AMD Dual Graphics for a visual performance boost when paired with select AMD Radeon™ HD 6000 Series graphics cards [ii].
- Integrated USB 3.0 controller for rapid transfer and storage of digital content.
- AMD VISION Engine Software to provide users with regular updates to help improve system performance and stability, and to introduce new software enhancements.
With a suggested retail price of $70.00 (U.S), the AMD A4-3300 APU operates at 2.5GHz (CPU) and 444MHz (GPU) with 160 Radeon™ Cores, 1MB of L2 cache and a TDP of 65W.
With a suggested retail price of $75.00 (U.S), the AMD A4-3400 APU operates at 2.7GHz (CPU) and 600MHz (GPU) with 160 Radeon™ Cores, 1MB of L2 cache and a TDP of 65W.
All AMD A-Series processors are designed for use with FM1 motherboards. AMD A4 APUs require the AMD Vision Engine Control Center 11.8 driver release or later releases.
Why: Consumers today need great multimedia performance, connectivity options and responsive multitasking from their PCs. With the AMD A4-3300 and A4-3400 APUs, desktop end-users can enjoy these incredible APU experiences at a low cost.
When: The AMD A4-3300 and A4-3400 desktop APUs are now available for purchase from Amazon.com, NCIX and other retailers.
Who: The AMD A4-3300 and A4-3400 desktop processors deliver a compelling, affordable desktop experience for consumers.
[i] AMD Steady Video is a technology designed to eliminate shakes and jitters during the playback of home video. Users may turn on this technology via the AMD Catalyst Control Center™ or the VISION Engine Control Center application. AMD Steady Video will work with content that can run on Adobe® Flash® Player 10.2 (and later versions) or on any player which has been programmed to use AMD’s decode acceleration (DXVA) engine. AMD Steady Video is not designed to (a) isolate overlays, logos or captions, or (b) improve the playback of letter boxed, premium/commercial, or interlaced content. AMD Steady Video is only recommended for use with videos that contain unwanted shakes and jitters.
[ii] AMD Radeon™ Dual Graphics requires an AMD A-series APU plus an AMD Radeon™ discrete graphics configuration and is available on Windows® 7 Professional, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows® 7 Home Premium, and/or Windows® 7 Home Basic OS. Linux OS supports manual switching which requires restart of X-Server to engage and/or disengage the discrete graphics processor for dual graphics capabilities. With AMD Radeon™ Dual Graphics, full enablement of all discrete graphics video and display features may not be supported on all systems and may depend on the master device to which the display is connected. Check with your component or system manufacturer for specific mode capabilities and supported technologies.
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