AMD launches processors for tablet and small form factor PC market

Telecom Lead America: AMD has launched processors for tablet and small form factor PC market.

Intel is currently strengthening its presence in tablet market.

The first tablets based on the AMD Z-60 APU are expected to launch globally this year in conjunction with availability of Windows 8.

“Tablet users seeking an uncompromised experience for both creating and consuming content on the Microsoft Windows 8 platform now have a performance-driven, affordable option with the AMD Z-60 APU,” said Steve Belt, corporate vice president of Ultra-Low Power Products, AMD.

Features of AMD Z-60 APU

  • AMD Start Now technology allowing fast boot and resume from sleep times
  • Up to eight hours of battery life while Web browsing
  • Up to six hours of HD video playback
  • Visual quality by AMD Radeon graphics on the APU
  • HDMI output for external displays
  • Gaming with Microsoft Direct X11 capability

Tablets with AMD APUs can also leverage the AMD AppZone, a one-stop resource for accessing popular applications that can take advantage of the full compute capability of the processor.

 
AMD APU Specifications
APU
Model
AMD
Radeon™
Brand
TDP   CPU
Cores
Clock
Speed
AMD
Radeon™
Cores
  USB
Support
  L2
Cache
Z-60 HD 6250 4.5W   2 1 GHz 80   3.0   1MB
                     

The AMD Z-60 APU is shipping today to customers that are expected to launch systems later this year.

editor@telecomlead.com