Today, AMD updated its C- and E-Series Accelerated Processing Units
(APUs) for ultrathin and value notebooks, netbooks, all-in-ones and
desktop PCs with top of the line features.
The updated APUs deliverenhanced HD graphics capabilities,
performance boosts with enhanced memory, DisplayPort ++ for
connecting to any HDMI or DisplayPort-enabled monitor or TV and
12 hours of resting battery life on a single charge for the mobile
Notebooks, netbooks, small form factor and all-in-one desktops based
on these new APUs are available from manufacturers starting today.
"Today's PC users want stunning HD graphics and accelerated
performance with all-day battery life and that's what AMD Fusion
APUs deliver," said Chris Cloran, vice president and general
manager, Client Division, AMD. "With these new APUs, we're bringing
premium features to entry-level products that let users get a richer
The updated "Brazos" family of APUs includes the new E-450, E-300
and C-60 models:
||Radeon graphics model
||x86 CPU Core speed (Max / Base)
||GPU core speed (Max / Base)
||Resting battery Life
|AMD E-Series APUs "Zacate"
||600MHz / 508MHz
|AMD C-Series "Ontario"
||1.33GHz / 1.0GHz
||400MHz / 276MHz
The AMD E-450 replaces the E-350. The new APU is now colcked at
1.65GHz (1.60GHz for the E-350) while the Radeon HD 6320 GPU creeps
up from 492MHz to 508MHz. In addition, the E-450 supports the AMD
Turbo Core: if there's available TDP the GPU cores in the E-450 can
turbo up to 600MHz. The E-450 also adds official DDR3-1333 support
(up from 1066).
Next up is the E-300, which replaces the single-core E-240. The
E-300 has two cores, , but the CPU clock drops a bit down to 1.3GHz,
as does the GPU clock (488MHz).
The 9W C-60 replaces the C-50. Both feature two Bobcat cores, but
the C-60 adds AMD Turbo Core support for both the CPU and GPU. The
C-60 runs at the same 1GHz clock speed as the C-50, but it can turbo
up to 1.33GHz. The GPU on the other hand can turbo up to 400MHz from
its 276MHz stock speed.
The updated AMD C- and E-Series APUs meet the needs of consumers who
want HD streaming video, life-like gaming through DirectX 11-capable
discrete-level graphics and a parallel processing engine, as well as
all-day battery life.
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.
For mobile users, the new AMD Fusion C-Series and E-Series APUs
deliver even longer battery life than before - with up to 10.5 hours
of resting battery life on the E-Series and 12 hours on the
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 claims that it has shipped more than 12 million APUs, and sold
more than five million of the C- and E-Series APUs in Q2 2011 alone.