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"We expect to see only a handful of Windows on ARM clamshell designs in market this year," Hughes said. "Additionally, we are bringing a new E-Series APU platform to market later this quarter which will deliver 11 hours of battery life, excellent x86 performance combined with DirectX 11 Radeon graphics."
An Entertainment Focus
The A-series APUs integrate AMD Radeon HD 7000 Series graphics, which promises to boost graphics performance up to 56 percent in comparison with the company's prior-generation chips. What's more, each chip's CPU and GPU cores reportedly can deliver a benchmark-busting 700 gigaflops of computing performance when running in tandem.
Software developers are also expected to benefit from the new capabilities of AMD's latest APUs since over 100 applications and games are already being accelerated by AMD's prior-generation APUs. Machines equipped with the latest chips, for example, will benefit from plug-ins for the Chrome, Firefox and IE9 browsers capable of delivering a superior Web-based video experience.
AMD's new APUs will be going head-to-head with Intel 's Ivy Bridge offerings for the Ultrabook market. According to AMD, the company's dual-core 17-watt and quad-core 25-watt AMD A-Series APUs will be landing this year in ultrathin consumer notebooks from several PC makers.
The new APUs are designed to enhance the PC entertainment proposition across the board through the introduction of a unique set of technologies for delivering the best video quality on a PC. Collectively known as AMD HD media accelerator, the new video enhancements include color vibrancy adjustments, edge enhancement, noise reduction and dynamic contrast fixes; automatic prioritization of smooth video streaming; and reduced video jitter.
Posted: 2012-05-16 @ 2:26am PT
Here is the AMD Demonstration of the Next Generation Trinity Fusion APU For Notebooks.
Further here is an Exclusive interview of the Prominent industry analyst Rob Enderle discussing the future of PC benchmarking in advance of AMD's Second-Generation A-Series APU launch.
With next DX11 capable integrated graphics, the new mobile CPU will still maintain a 17 Watt power envelope.