SAN FRANCISCO—Advanced Micro Devices Inc. Thursday (May 23) launched three additions to its lineup of mobile accelerated processing units (APUs), including the devices formerly codenamed Temash and Kabini.
AMD (Sunnyvale, Calif.) said the new APUs—additions to its 2013 A-Series and E-Series mobile APUs—offer dramatic increases in performance and power efficiency. The new APUs are available starting Thursday in products from leading computer OEMs, including products expected to be announced Thursday by Acer and Hewlett-Packard Co. General availability for the parts is expected by this summer.
AMD demonstrated working silicon of Temash and Kabini at the Consumer Electronics Show back in January. AMD demonstrated applications and games running on a Kabini-based ultrathin notebook and on a Temash convertible tablet-notebook.
On Thursday, AMD introduced the chip formerly codenamed Temash as the 2013 AMD Elite Mobility APU, described as the world's first 28-nm, quad-core x86 SoC APU designed for small form-factor notebooks, tablets, and hybrids 13-inches and below. The firm introduced the chip formerly codenamed Kabini as the 2013 AMD Mainstream APU, a quad-core x86 SoC for entry-level and small-form factor touch notebooks.
AMD also introduced the 2013 AMD Elite Performance APU, formerly codenamed Richland, said to offer the best graphics and compute in a performance APU for premium ultrathin notebooks.
Lisa Su, senior vice president and general manager of AMD's global business units, said through a statement that AMD is uniquely positioned to deliver the best processors to meet the needs of an evolving PC market with a variety of mobile form factors.
"As computing becomes more visual and the graphics processor can be leveraged to do other types of processing, our dedication to the software community and the APU architecture sets us apart from the competition and enables us to deliver the best user experience whether on a tablet, a hybrid device or a notebook," Su said.