AMD has announced new desktop processors, including the company’s fastest quad-core desktop processor, in response to the recent growth of high-definition and 3D digital content and immersive visual experiences. The new AMD releases are targeted at customers seeking a computer that offers multi-core performance, versatility, high-definition video, and 3D graphics.
The AMD Phenom II X4 975 Black Edition is the company’s fastest quad-core processor, including unlocked clock multipliers. The AMD Phenom II X6 1065T six-core processor features high performance, low 95-watt thermal design power (TDP), and AMD Turbo CORE technology.
The new processors enable high-definition experiences in 3D and GPU-accelerated multimedia performance AMD’s latest chips are available in PCs featuring Vision Black Technology from AMD. Vision Technology-based PCs, available in four different Vision models, are designed to provide “limitless possibilities for consumers,” such as moving to the Internet for video entertainment, creating lasting video and photo memories, playing the most visually intensive PC games, and improving performance when multi-tasking, according to a representative.
In other news, AMD’s Athlon II X2 MD and Radeon HD 6700M Series processors deliver high-performance computing and graphics to Samsung’s SUR40 for Microsoft Surface, an interactive, multi-touch computing platform turning heads at CES this year.
“We expect to see a wide array of unique designs and form factors emerge as our next-generation embedded platform, the AMD G-Series based on AMD Fusion technology, comes to market,” says Patrick Patla, corporate vice president and general manager, Server and Embedded Division, AMD.
The upcoming AMD G-Series, said to be the world’s first Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) for embedded systems, is expected to become available in Q1 of 2011. The new platform integrates AMD’s first x86 CPU core since 2003, code-named “Bobcat,” with a high-performance, discrete-level AMD Radeon GPU on a single piece of silicon.
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