AMD Aims to Revolutionize Commercial PCs With New AMD PRO A-Series Line of APUs

TAIPEI, TAIWAN -- (Marketwired) -- Jun 04, 2014 -- COMPUTEX TAIPEI -- AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced its new AMD PRO A-Series APUs, delivering rich computing experiences to commercial PCs. The innovative processor technology from AMD will enable a new class of powerful, sleek and sophisticated commercial Windows® PCs that integrate seamlessly into an existing IT environment. With impressive performance, the latest AMD PRO A-Series APUs with HSA features unlock true business computing performance and deliver outstanding reliability and manageability. The AMD PRO A-Series APU is one of the processors being offered in new HP Elite 700-Series notebooks.

"With the new AMD PRO A-Series APUs, AMD is looking to revolutionize commercial computing. Built around a solid offering of increased performance over our consumer products, increased product longevity and software image stability, AMD PRO processors give customers choice and affordability to meet their specific business needs," said Bernd Lienhard, corporate vice president and general manager, Client Products. "And since every AMD PRO processor packs the latest Radeon™ Graphics, we are raising the bar for visual performance in business PCs."

AMD recognizes that the new challenge for IT is how to deliver the latest in user experiences without compromising their ability to manage and maintain a secure, stable and reliable environment. The new AMD PRO A-Series is purpose-built for business, delivering long-term value commercial enterprises can depend on including a 24-month lifecycle, 18-month image stability, and manageability features built with open standards. Comprehensive IT security and management tools are standard on all AMD PRO A-Series APUs. AMD also solves for today's graphics-intensive workloads by including award-winning AMD Radeon™ graphics with the AMD PRO A-Series APUs. And with support for AMD Eyefinity technology, the AMD PRO processers provide the ability to connect up to four displays, improving productivity in visually- or data-demanding applications.

The addition of revolutionary HSA technology helps to increase processing efficiency, enabling the CPU and GPU to work in perfect harmony to accelerate system tasks and application performance. HSA takes processing performance to new extremes by granting the GPU equal access to the entire system memory, allowing the CPU and GPU to seamlessly share data.

AMD's processors deliver high-quality experiences for the latest commercial applications such as high-definition collaborative tools, advanced multitasking performance and next-generation compute innovations. The APU combines high-performance serial and parallel processing cores enabling breakthroughs in visual computing, security, performance-per-watt and device form factor.

Product Details

                      AMD A-Series Commercial ULV APUs                      
             Compute  Max Turbo                                             
             Cores*   / CPU           GPU                   Max             
             (CPU +   Base      L2    Frequency             DDR3  PCIe      
             GPU)     Frequency Cache (Max)     DirectX UVD Speed Lanes TDP 
A10 PRO-     10 (4    3.3       4 MB  553 MHz   11.2    4.2 DDR3- 1x8   19 W
 7350B w/    CPU + 6  GHz/2.1                               1600  Gen2      
 Radeon™ R6  GPU)     GHz                                                   
A8 PRO-7150B 10 (4    3.2       4 MB  533 MHz   11.2    4.2 DDR3- 1x8   19 W
 w/ Radeon™  CPU + 6  GHz/1.9                               1600  Gen2      
 R5 Graphics GPU)     GHz                                                   
A6 PRO-7050B 5 (2 CPU 3.0       1 MB  533 MHz   11.2    4.2 DDR3- 1x8   17 W
 w/ Radeon™  + 3 GPU) GHz/2.2                               1600  Gen2      
 R4 Graphics          GHz                                                   

The AMD PRO A-Series APUs are available today through online resellers and are currently offered on select HP Elite 700-Series products.

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