AMD Refreshes C- and E-Series Fusion APUs

Netbooks may not be the hot item they once were, but they actually more capable than ever, partly thanks to AMD's C- and E-Series APUs. AMD updated its offering of these chips with greater efficiency, which means longer battery life than before.

The E-series now has up to 10.5 hours of resting battery life, and the C-Series pushes it to 12 hours.

Additionally, the updated E-Series APUs feature:

    * DDR3 1333 support for enhanced memory bandwidth and faster performance and video playback.

    * HDMI 1.4a connections allow for viewing 3D pictures and home video on 3D- enabled TVs and displays.

Products from leading PC manufacturers based on these new APUs are available starting today and can be identified by the VISION Technology from AMD or HD Internet stickers.

AMD has shipped more than 12 million APUs, and sold more than five million of the popular C- and E-Series APUs in Q2 2011 alone.

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  • HotVomit
    That's terrific news.
    What I really want to know is whether one of these (the E-450, especially)on a mini-ITX can smoothly handle a Ceton InfiniTV (4 CableCard HD streams)for HTPC and do a decent job accelerating Flash and Silverlight 5. Why? - 30 watts or so total usage and silence.
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  • sunflier
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    AMD has shipped more than 12 million APUs, and sold more than five million of the popular C- and E-Series APUs in Q2 2011 alone.

    How about shipping Bulldozer CPU's in 2011 too!!
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  • awolfe63
    Nice that you can reprint a press release without any journalistic review.

    Number of hours of battery life is a meaningless statistic for a CPU (or APU). How big is the battery? What else is connected to it? A screen, perhaps?
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  • HotVomit
    That's terrific news.
    What I really want to know is whether one of these (the E-450, especially)on a mini-ITX can smoothly handle a Ceton InfiniTV (4 CableCard HD streams)for HTPC and do a decent job accelerating Flash and Silverlight 5. Why? - 30 watts or so total usage and silence.
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  • cuecuemore
    awolfe63Nice that you can reprint a press release without any journalistic review.Number of hours of battery life is a meaningless statistic for a CPU (or APU). How big is the battery? What else is connected to it? A screen, perhaps?

    What?!? They make different kinds of batteries?? Now I'm confused...
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