AMD send out a lengthy press release to introduce a single new processor; the Elite Quad-Core A4-1350. This new APU is designed for small-screen touch laptops, tablets, and hybrids. The specifications of this Temash-based chip aren't terribly exciting, it has four Jaguar cores clocked at only 1GHz, it lacks Turbo and has AMD Radeon HD 8210 integrated graphics with 128 cores running at 300MHz. Other than that, this 8W TDP chip offers 4MB L2 cache and DDR3-1066 support. Basically, it's a A4-1450 without the Turbo.
AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced a new addition to its 2013 Elite Mobility processor family, expanding the options available for anyone seeking crystal-clear HD entertainment, power efficiency, and accelerated performance in small screen touch notebooks, tablets, and hybrids. The AMD Elite Quad-Core A4-1350 accelerated processor is the second quad-core accelerated processing pnit (APU) in this category, with an estimated average power at or below 3 watts for many common use cases. The new APU is expected to begin shipping to customers in October, 2013. Other AMD Elite Mobility APUs are available in systems today, including the HP Pavilion11 TouchSmart and the Acer Aspire V5.
"Following the tremendous reception from customers to the launch of our 2013 Elite Mobility APUs, we are excited to strengthen our portfolio with the addition of the A4-1350," said Bernd Lienhard, corporate vice president, AMD Client Business Unit. "With quad-core performance, AMD Radeon HD graphics and long battery life, the A4-1350 is an ideal solution for new form factors like hybrid and convertible PCs."
Delivering high-quality HD media and gaming experiences in small-screen touch and emerging form factors elevates AMD Elite Mobility APUs to a class of their own. Available in dual- and quad-core configurations, the series combines "Jaguar" x86 central processing unit (CPU) cores with Graphics Core Next AMD Radeon HD 8000 Series graphics. Key performance metrics for the AMD Elite Mobility family include:
Up to 172 percent more CPU performance-per-watt and up to 212 percent better graphics performance-per-watt than the previous generation;
Up to 12 hours of resting battery life;
Up to 45 percent longer battery life and nearly five times more GPU performance than the competition.
Elite User Experiences from AMD
In addition to its unique performance capabilities, the AMD A4-1350 APU is expressly designed to not only support media- and graphics-intensive workloads, but also a range of connectivity and user interface options that enhance the PC experience, including:
AMD Radeon Graphics with DirectX 11.1 support -- Enjoy discrete-level performance for crisp & sharp photos, movies and games.
AMD Dock Port -- Use up to four external monitors and sync to other devices through a single connection.
AMD AllDay Power -- Stay unplugged with long battery life.
AMD Start Now technology-- Boot up or resume from hibernate in seconds.
Availability and Technical Details
The AMD A4-1350 APU is expected to begin shipping to customers in October 2013 for use in small-screen touch notebooks, tablets, and hybrids 13-inches and below.
Along with 2013 Elite Mobility APUs, two other families complete the 2013 AMD Mobility APU line-up:
The 2013 AMD Mainstream APU (codenamed "Kabini") -- the first and only quad-core x86 SoC solution for entry-level and small screen touch notebooks;
Low power and standard watt versions of the 2013 AMD Elite Performance APU (formerly codenamed "Richland") -- offer the best graphics and compute in a performance APU for premium ultrathin, traditional and performance notebooks.