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AMD adds new parts to A-series notebook APU range

AMD adds new parts to A-series notebook APU range

AMD has been working to update many of its CPU and APU lines to bring them up to par with Intel counterparts. One of the lines of new products that AMD has updated recently is the A-Series notebook line of APUs. The chip firm has added seven new parts to the A-Series and all of the new parts have similar tweaks compared to the existing parts.

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Compulab fit-PC3 squeezes AMD APU into tiny computer

Compulab fit-PC3 squeezes AMD APU into tiny computer

Tiny computer specialists Compulab have followed up on their Tegra 2 based palm-sized PC, the Trim Slice, with a new model using AMD's low-power APU. The fit-PC3 is a 16 x 15 x 2.5 cm fanless box packing a choice of single-core or dual-core processors running at up 10 1.6GHz, with as much as 8GB of DDR3 memory, two eSATA ports, HDMI, DisplayPort and gigabit ethernet connectivity, along with a bevy of USB ports.

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AMD invests in BlueStacks for Android apps on Fusion slates

AMD invests in BlueStacks for Android apps on Fusion slates

AMD has joined a $5.6m investment round in BlueStacks, the software specialist that enables Android apps to run on x86-based Windows computers. The investment, made with Citrix, will see AMD leverage BlueStacks virtualization with its tablet and notebook/netbook processors; BlueStacks intends to use the extra cash to accelerate development, with a beta and Pro version - capable of running paid Android apps - both expected by the end of 2011.

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AMD Fusion APU Lineup Expanded with A4-3300 and A4-3400

AMD Fusion APU Lineup Expanded with A4-3300 and A4-3400

Today the fine folks at AMD have announced availability of their brand new AMD A-Series APUs, the A4-330 and A4-3400 desktop processors in a move that brings the entry-level desktop APU price down to an unbelievable $70 (U.S. suggested retail price.) This will allow custom home desktop builders to bring what AMD describes as "brilliant HD graphics, advanced performance, and fast application and connectivity speeds" to their masterpiece machines for rock bottom prices. These APUs offer competitive power and graphics supporting Steady Video, Dual Graphics, USB 3.0, and AMD VISION Engine Software, amongst many other features right out of the box.

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AMD updates Fusion C and E series APU processors

AMD updates Fusion C and E series APU processors

AMD announced today that it's releasing updated versions of its award-winning C and E series APUs (Accelerated Processing Units). These APUs are advanced hybrids of CPUs and GPUs that packs in plenty of graphics and processing power into an efficient and space-saving chip to power mobile computing devices such as laptops and netbooks.

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AMD Introduces New Triple-Core A6-3500 APU

AMD Introduces New Triple-Core A6-3500 APU

AMD today announced the availability of a new APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) called the A6-3500 that extends the company's lineup of A-Series processors, delivering brilliant HD graphics and high-speed performance. Unlike the A8-3800 and A6-3600 processors in the series, this new A6-3500 will not be quad-core. Instead, it is the first triple-core Llano APU and has a sub-$100 price tag that make it ideal for starter or budget gaming systems.

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AMD admits it’s ignoring smartphones

AMD admits it’s ignoring smartphones

AMD has admitted that it ceded the smartphone processor space to rivals, arguing that the company's strengths in graphics don't lend themselves to the handset segment. Instead, SVP and product group manager Rick Bergman suggests, tablets are where AMD's future lies, with the company's Z-series APUs delivering a balance of video performance and battery life. Speaking in Colorado this week, PC World reports, Bergman also reiterated earlier denials of ARM-based chipset plans.

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ASUS Eee Top range updated with AMD Fusion chips

ASUS Eee Top range updated with AMD Fusion chips

ASUS has outed its latest all-in-one PCs, the 15.6-inch Eee Top ET1611PUT based on Intel's Atom chips and the 20-inch Eee Top ET2011AUKB and ET2011AUTB based on AMD's Brazos APUs. What we're most pleased to see, however, is that the ET2011AUKB comes with a matte-finish display (the ET2011AUTB has a glossy display, albeit one that also responds to multitouch gestures).

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Freescale i.MX6 quad-core reference design caught on video at FTF 2011

Freescale i.MX6 quad-core reference design caught on video at FTF 2011

Back in January around CES time, we uncovered some details on the Freescale i.MX6 platform that was then said to support up to four ARM Cortex A9 processing cores. The platform was aimed at tablets and smartphones when we first saw it. Freescale said at the time that the platform was up to five times faster than the current generation chips inside devices. The platform promised some nice features that had us intrigued like 1080p60 decode, 1080p30 encode and support for 3D playback as well.

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