On Wednesday AMD said that it plans to showcase stand-alone "performance" tablets and Hybrid PCs next week during Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. The company also plans to demonstrate its AMD Turbo Dock technology which will be equipped on hybrid systems based on the company's "Temash" SoCs.
According to AMD, Turbo Dock automatically cranks up the performance of an APU while a Hybrid PC is docked and used for complex tasks like content creation. Turbo Dock is also designed to lower power consumption when the device is in tablet mode, helping extend battery life.
"With our latest APUs, AMD aims to deliver a more complete, full-featured experience on tablet and hybrid PCs than has been available to date," said Steve Belt, vice president of AMD Ultra-low Power Products. "AMD Turbo Dock technology delivers on that promise by dynamically adjusting to what the user is doing to provide the optimal experience and battery life."
AMD's "Temash" 28-nm SoC is the company's latest ultra-low power mobility solution for Windows 8 tablets and Hybrid PCs that supposedly delivers five times the graphics performance of the competition's x86-based tablet solution. Temash will be showcased next week in dual-core and quad-core versions, AMD said.
In addition to AMD Turbo Dock, Temash-powered tablets and Hybrid PCs will include AMD Start Now technology that allows fast boot and resume from sleep times, and Radeon HD graphics with support for DirectX 11, Full HD 1080p resolution, HDMI output and external displays. Devices will also have access to the AMD AppZone that offers apps tuned for AMD's APU.
Mobile World Congress 2013 starts February 25 and concludes February 28, so stay tuned for more AMD coverage.