LONDON – Fabless processor vendor Advanced Micro Devices Inc. has announced the availability of processors in its Elite A-Series range called "Richland."
The A10-5750M has four CPU cores that operate at up to 3.5-GHz and 4-Mbyte of level-2 cache. The on-chip HD8650 Radeon GPU operates at a clock frequency of up to 720-MHz.
The A10-5750M has faster performance and improved power management over its predecessor the A10-4600M, formerly known as Trinity, AMD (Sunnyvale, Calif.) said. It also delivers some applications that can benefit from GPU-computing such as facial recognition and gesture recognition.
AMD has set up the facial recognition so it can be used for quick log-in to social networking sites and email access. The gesture control software tracks a user's hand gestures and converts them into commands for functions on media players, browses and e-readers.
"With the capabilities built into our 2013 AMD Elite A-Series APUs, including new software for gesture control, facial recognition, rich entertainment and more life-like gaming, we are delivering an ever richer experience to end users and our customers," said Bernd Lienhard, corporate vice president at AMD, in a statement.
Notebook computers based on the Richland APUs are expected to become available this month in certain regions.
It has a TDP of 35 watts.
I think that stands for thermal design profile and means you have to design for it consuming 35 watts worst case.
Not sure how that compares with other notebook processors.
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