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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Nice that you can reprint a press release without any journalistic review.Reply
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?
That's terrific news.Reply
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.
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...Reply
What are the model numbers of these new versions?Reply
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!!
cloaksterWhat are the model numbers of these new versions?Reply
AMD Fusion C-60 and E-450. The main difference is that the C-60 supports Turbo CORE and can go up to 1.33GHz from the default 1GHz on the CPU and up to 400MHz from the default 277MHz on the GPU. As for the E-450, it differs from the E-350 by having a 50MHz higher CPU clock speed (1.65GHz), a 16MHz higher GPU clock speed (508MHz), and by supporting GPU Turbo that allows it to go up to 600MHz.
I wish that amd left the clocks on the gpu open for over and underclocking depending on what the user wanted to do. Why underclock well save battery and overclocking for when there is gaming ;) At least the multipliers aren't locked.Reply
CAn this fit in a mobile device, i.e. phone? Or is it still way too much power required?Reply
@Acadia: Phones use about .5-1.5 watts.Reply
Nice little bump on the processors, I've been looking for a better lappy for a few months. The little bumps in clockspeed might just be what i need.Reply
acadia11CAn this fit in a mobile device, i.e. phone? Or is it still way too much power required?
Why the hell do you need so much power on your phone? I'd love it if i could get a 3 day standby with normal use on my Moto Droid with the -STOCK- battery. But no, i'm lucky if it lasts 8 hours.