AMD’s APU ready for Windows 8By Sashank Nandury ,Wednesday, May 9th, 2012
Joining Intel and others in the Windows 8 bandwagon is AMD, which has APU ready for Windows 8. These chips are supposedly tablet friendly and are supposed to hit the market in the fourth quarter of this year.
Trinity APU as it is called will be used in notebooks and AMD is trying to make an impact in the market. Its pricing that is lesser than that of the ARM chips and other chips that Intel has developed for Windows 8.
Trinity is based on Piledriver architecture. This improves the performance of these chips by close to 25%. On the graphics front, the performance will see an improvement of up to 50%. Another chip from AMD is set for release in the fourth quarter of this year, which is a ULP chip.
ULP stands for Ultra Low Power and they consumer very little power. To know more about this, read the complete story here.
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