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AMD announces its 6th Generation A-Series notebook processor

AMD unleashes its 6th generation A-Series processor, claiming double the speed of its competitors and double the battery life of previous models
By: Chris Smith | CPU, APU & Chipsets News | Posted: Jun 4, 2015 10:20 am

Self-quoted as the "world's first high-performance Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) in a System-on-Chip (SoC) design" and previously known as the codename "Carrizo," this 6th generation AMD A-Series chip claims to be the most versatile notebook processor on the market.




Adding to the world first claim list is "the world's first High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) hardware decode support for notebooks, the first Heterogeneous Systems Architecture (HSA) 1.0-compliant design, and the first ARM TrustZone-capable high-performance APU," as mentioned in the release. These claims sit alongside specifications including a 12 compute core design, with four of those for the CPU and eight GPU - involving AMD "Excavator" cores and third generation AMD graphics cores.


Boasting double the speed of its competitors and twice the battery life of the previous model, this chip is tailored towards a Windows 10 experience and DirectX 12 usage.


This processor will be available for OEM use from June 2015.


For smore information you can read the full release here.

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