AMD updates processor for desktop, small form-factor and home theater PCs

Processor manufacturer AMD Inc.‘s (NYSE: AMD) second generation AMD A-Series Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) for desktop, small form-factor and home theater PCs is now available through the retail and distribution channels. The new APUs target do it-yourself (DIY) PC builders, mainstream gamers and value-added resellers who want to upgrade their PC infrastructure with improved performance, discrete-level graphics, multiple cores and fast processing.

Priced from US $53 to US$122, AMD said the new APUs offer more cores, more speed, best-in-class entertainment experiences and an easy upgrade path based on a stable socket infrastructure.

“The new AMD A-Series APU is ideal for anyone looking for a new desktop or home theater PC with leading performance for the dollar,” said Leslie Sobon, corporate vice-president, desktop and component products, AMD. “The combination of processing speed, multiple compute cores and discrete-level graphic capabilities on the second generation AMD A-Series APU make it an excellent platform for the gamer and PC enthusiast alike.”

The second generation AMD A-Series APUs also include AMD Radeon HD 7000 Series graphics, providing high-performance discrete-class graphics.

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