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AMD's 7th Gen mobile APU lineup is equipped with advanced features, boosts immersive and productive performance and improves energy efficiency.

 

AMD is excited to unveil its full 7th Generation AMD A-Series Processor lineup today, designed to provide powerful productivity and entertainment performance with maximum mobility for consumers. Previously codenamed “Bristol Ridge” and “Stoney Ridge,” the 7th Generation AMD FX™, A-Series, and E-Series Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) show major improvements in performance compared to the previous generation1 for experiences ranging from 4K video streaming, to eSports gaming, to productivity and videoconferencing.

 

The 7th Generation Processors allow consumers to take their gaming experience to the next level using a PC equipped with support for DirectX® 12 and features like AMD FreeSync™ and AMD Dual Graphics technologies. The new APUs also allows users to enjoy the latest multimedia experiences in up-to Ultra HD 4K video resolution, with AMD FreeSync™ Technology support for fluid, 1080p eSports-style gaming performance.

 

Notebooks powered by 7th Generation AMD A-Series Processors allow users to work faster and play longer2, as up to four cores deliver powerful performance and superior energy efficiency for all day battery life3. AMD Advanced Power Management (APM) technology boosts performance to accomplish computing tasks with superior power efficiency for on-the-go capabilities, and consumers can rest easy knowing that 7th Generation AMD A-Series Processors enable a premium Microsoft® Windows® 10 experience, and are primed to support the Microsoft Windows 10 Anniversary Update, expected later this year.

 

Users will enjoy smooth multitasking, fast start-up times, and premium video streaming and playback features from the new processors, all with superb power efficiency. 7th Gen Processors also outperform the competition, with up to 53% higher graphics performance and up to 51% higher compute performance4 when the 7th Generation AMD FX processor is compared to Core i7.

 

7th Gen AMD A-Series processors feature mobile-optimized “Excavator” x86 CPU cores for high-speed computing, plus built-in Radeon™ graphics – with some models offering up to Radeon™ R7 graphics – for smooth eSports gaming and enhanced HD and UHD streaming capabilities. The “Bristol Ridge” lineup consists of 35- and 15-watt versions of AMD FX, A12, and A10 processors, while “Stoney Ridge” processors include 15-watt A9, A6 and E2 configurations.

 

With the new 7th Generation AMD A9, A6, and E2 processors, codenamed “Stoney Ridge,” AMD is meeting the needs of ‘everyday’ PC users by bringing high-performance “Excavator” cores and premium video playback processing to this segment, which represents 26% of all notebook PCs sold annually5. This enables consumers to get more done, manage more complex tasks, and enjoy more immersive video streaming and playback with improved graphics capabilities and image quality. In fact, the transition to “Excavator” cores delivers up to 50% faster CPU core performance over the previous generation6.

 

The new AMD A9 APU also performs well against the competition, providing up to 27% faster graphics performance than the Pentium-4405U7  and matching the Core i3-6100U with competitive graphics8  and system performance9, but with up to 1.2 GHz faster CPU speed10 .

 

Strong OEM partnerships play a vital role in delivering the best user experience, and 7th Generation AMD A-Series Processors are now shipping in volume to OEM customers. As previously announced on April 5, 2016, AMD accelerated the availability of the new processors to support exciting new notebook designs, which allowed Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, and Lenovo to bring to market richly configured, high-performance systems powered by the 7th Generation AMD A-Series Processors. Look for the latest 7th Generation-powered OEM systems online and in-stores starting in June.

 

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John Taylor is Corporate Vice President, Worldwide Marketing for AMD. His postings are his own opinions. Links to third party sites are provided for convenience and unless explicitly stated, AMD is not responsible for the contents of such linked sites and no endorsement is implied.

 

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1 Testing by AMD Performance labs. PC manufacturers may vary configurations yielding different results. Dota 2 1366x768 @Maximum Detail average FPS; the 7th Generation AMD FX™ 9800P scored 31.03 FPS, while the 6th Generation AMD FX-8800P scored 22.7 for a benchmark score comparison of 31.03/22.7 = 1.37X or 37% more. ony Vegas Pro average time to render to .avi; the 7th Generation AMD FX™ 9800P took 86.03 seconds, while the 6th Generation AMD FX-8800P took 107.99 seconds for a comparison of 107.99/86.03 = 1.26X or 26% faster. Testing by AMD Performance labs. PC manufacturers may vary configurations yielding different results. WinZip 18.5 average time to compress; the 7th Generation AMD FX™ 9800P took 47.03 seconds, while the 6th Generation AMD FX-8800P took 63.94 seconds for a comparison of 63.94/47.03 = 1.36X or 36% faster. BRN-40, BRN-41, BRN-42. System Configuration: 7th Gen AMD FX™ 9800P: AMD ‘Gardenia’ reference platform, 7th Gen AMD FX™ 9800P with AMD Radeon™ R7 Graphics, 2x4096 DDR3-1866 RAM, 244GB SSD Drive (Non-rotating), Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, Graphics driver 16.101.0.0 2016-01-31. AMD FX-8800P: HP ENVY m6 Notebook, FX-8800P with AMD Radeon™ R7 Graphics, 2x4096 DDR3-1600 RAM, 244GB SSD Drive (Non-rotating), Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, Graphics driver 15.300.1025.1001 2015-12-03

 

2 Testing by AMD Performance labs. PC manufacturers may vary configurations yielding different results. PCMark® 8 v2 Home is used to simulate system performance; the AMD FX™ 9830P scored 3477.4, while the AMD A10-5750M scored 2520.75 for a benchmark score comparison of 3477.4/2520.75 = 1.38X or 38% (Work Faster). Local 1080p video playback using the FX-9800P utilized 4.263W average while the A10-5750M utilized 12.925W average (Play Longer). Work Faster Configs: AMD FX™ 9830P: AMD Bristol, AMD FX™ 9830P with AMD Radeon R7 Graphics, 2x4096 DDR4-2400 RAM, 244GB SSD Drive (Non-rotating), Microsoft Windows 10 Enterprise, Graphics driver 15.300.0.0 2015-11-09; A10-5750M: Hewlett-Packard HP ENVY TS 15 Notebook PC, A10-5750M with AMD Radeon HD 8650G, 2x4096 DDR3-1600 RAM, 244GB SSD Drive (Non-rotating), Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, Graphics driver 15.200.1055.0 2015-07-05

Play Longer Configs: 7th Gen AMD FX™ 9800P: AMD “Gardenia” platform, 2x4096 DDR4-1866 RAM, 256GB SSD Drive (Non-rotating), Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, Graphics driver 16.100.0.0 2016-1-12. AMD A10-5750M: AMD “Pumori” platform, 2x2048 DDR3L-1600, 250 GB 5400RPM HDD, Windows 8 Pro 64-bit, Graphics Driver 9.10.0.0 2012-10-23. BRN-20

 

3 AMD defines All-Day Battery Life as 8+ hours of continuous use when measured with the Windows Idle test.

 

4 Testing by AMD Performance labs. PC manufacturers may vary configurations yielding different results. 3DMark 11 Performance is used to simulate gaming performance; the 7th Generation AMD FX @ 15W scored 2424.5 while the Intel® Core i7-6500U scored 1585.75, for a benchmark score difference of 2424.25/1585.75 = 1.53X or 53%. 7th Gen AMD FX™ 9800P: AMD “Gardenia” platform, FX 9800P with AMD Radeon R7 Graphics, 2x4096 DDR4-1866 RAM, 244GB SSD Drive (Non-rotating), Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, Graphics driver 16.101.0.0 2016-01-31; i7-6500U: ASUS X555UA, i7-6500U with Intel(R) HD Graphics 520, 2x4096 DDR3-1600 RAM, 244GB SSD Drive (Non-rotating), Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, Graphics driver 20.19.15.4352 2015-12-14.  BRN-57

 

5 IDC Q2 2015 – Q1 2016 PC Market Analysis.

 

6 Testing by AMD Engineering and Performance labs. PC manufacturers may vary configurations yielding different results. Cinebench R11.5 1T is used to simulate CPU core performance; the 7th Generation AMD A9 scored .96 while the previous generation A8 scored .63 for a benchmark score difference of .96/.63 = 1.52x or 52%. 7th Generation A9: AMD Reference platform, Windows 10, 256 GB Crucial SSD - T256M550SSD1, 1x4GB DDR4-2133, Graphic Driver 16.10_BR296655 1/4/2016); AMD A8-7410: AMD Gardenia, AMD A8-7410 with AMD Radeon(TM) R5 Graphics, 1x4096 DDR3-1866 RAM, 244GB SSD Drive (Non-rotating), Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro, Graphics driver 14.502.1002.1003 2015-01-31. SRN-15

 

7 Testing by AMD Performance labs. PC manufacturers may vary configurations yielding different results. 3DMark® 11 Performance is used to simulate system performance; the AMD A9-9410 scored 1202.25, while the Intel Pentium 4405U scored 947.75 for a benchmark score comparison of 1202.25/947.75 = 1.27X or 27% faster. 7th Gen AMD A9-9410: AMD “Gardenia” platform, A9-9410 with AMD Radeon™ R5 Graphics, 1x4096 DDR4-2133 RAM, 244GB SSD Drive (Non-rotating), Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, Graphics driver 16.100.0.0 2016-01-24; 4405U: HP ProBook 450 G3, 4405U with Intel(R) HD Graphics 510, 2x4096 DDR3-1600 RAM, 244GB SSD Drive (Non-rotating), Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, Graphics driver 20.19.15.4390 2016-02-17. SRN-51

 

8 Testing by AMD Performance labs. PC manufacturers may vary configurations yielding different results. 3DMark® 11 Performance is used to simulate system performance; the AMD A9-9410 scored 1202.25, while the Intel i3-6100U in single channel RAM configuration scored 1230.75 for a benchmark score comparison of 1202.25/1230.75 = .98X or 98%. 7th Gen AMD A9-9410: AMD “Gardenia” platform, A9-9410 with AMD Radeon™ R5 Graphics, 1x4096 DDR4-2133 RAM, 244GB SSD Drive (Non-rotating), Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, Graphics driver 16.100.0.0 2016-01-24; i3-6100U: HP Pavilion x360 Convertible, i3-6100U with Intel(R) HD Graphics 520, 1x4096 -1600 RAM, 244GB SSD Drive (Non-rotating), Microsoft Windows 10 Enterprise, Graphics driver 20.19.15.4300 2015-09-30. SRN-50

 

9 Testing by AMD Performance labs. PC manufacturers may vary configurations yielding different results. PCMark® 8 v2 Home is used to simulate system performance; the AMD A9-9410 scored 2668.25, while the Intel i3-6100U in single channel RAM configuration scored 2807 for a benchmark score comparison of 2668.25/2807 = .95X or 95%. 7th Gen AMD A9-9410: AMD “Gardenia” platform, A9-9410 with AMD Radeon™ R5 Graphics, 1x4096 DDR4-2133 RAM, 244GB SSD Drive (Non-rotating), Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, Graphics driver 16.100.0.0 2016-01-24; i3-6100U: HP Pavilion x360 Convertible, i3-6100U with Intel(R) HD Graphics 520, 1x4096 -1600 RAM, 244GB SSD Drive (Non-rotating), Microsoft Windows 10 Enterprise, Graphics driver 20.19.15.4300 2015-09-30. SRN-55

 

10 The 7th Generation AMD A9-9410 has a base CPU of 2.9 and a max CPU frequency of 3.5 GHz, while the Intel Core i3-6100U only has a base frequency of 2.3 GHz http://ark.intel.com/products/88180/Intel-Core-i3-6100U-Processor-3M-Cache-2_30-GHz?q=i3-6100u

Not only are mobile APUs getting faster and more efficient, we’re shipping them ahead of schedule!

 

I’m really pleased to share that, today, AMD announced early availability of its new mobile 7th Generation AMD A-Series Processors, timed to support an exciting new notebook design by HP Inc. Equipped with advanced video, graphics, performance, and security features designed to boost productivity and enhance the entertainment experience, 7th Generation AMD A-Series Processors (codenamed “Bristol Ridge”) also provide outstanding energy efficiency. New OEM PC designs powered by mobile 7th Generation AMD A-Series Processors – from ultrathin notebooks and convertibles to sleek All-in-Ones – are expected to come to market first with HP in the HP ENVY x360, and with other global OEMs expected throughout the year.

 

The HP ENVY x360 features the 7th Generation AMD FX™ Quad-Core Processor with Radeon™ R7 Graphics and up to 16GB of system memory. A flexible 360o hinge, sleek all-metal body, and 15.6” diagonal FHD[1] display give consumers powerful productivity and immersive entertainment.

 

AMD will officially introduce 7th Gen A-Series APUs and showcase a wide range of OEM designs at Computex 2016, May 31-June 4 2016, in Taipei, Taiwan. Hope to see you there!

 

For the latest information on the 7th Generation AMD A-Series APU, visit www.amd.com/APU. To learn more about how AMD computing and graphics power the products you love, visit www.amd.com/innovation.

 

John Taylor is the Corporate Vice President, Worldwide Marketing for AMD. His postings are his own opinions and may not represent AMD’s positions, strategies or opinions. Links to third party sites are provided for convenience and unless explicitly stated, AMD is not responsible for the contents of such linked sites and no endorsement is implied.



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New commercial notebook design wins with HP, large-scale enterprise deployments at ISS and Brink’s, and further adoption of AMD FreeSync™ demonstrate continued momentum for 6th Generation AMD A-Series Processors.

 

We have a ton exciting things going on with our 6th Generation AMD A-Series Processors (formerly codenamed “Carrizo”) and I want to share some of the highlights.

 

We’re seeing increasing momentum for the 6th Generation AMD PRO A-Series mobile processors, with the introduction of two new HP notebook design wins. The 6th Generation AMD PRO A-Series processors, which efficiently integrate extensive AMD CPU, graphics, security, and video processing IP into a single SoC design, will now power two new HP 600 series ProBooks. The HP ProBook 645 14-inch and HP ProBook 655 15.6-inch notebooks allow businesses to equip their workforces with widely configurable and extremely cost-effective HP notebook PCs, enabling executive-class collaboration and professional-grade capabilities. Containing AMD PRO A-Series processors with brilliant AMD Radeon™ graphics, Windows 10®, robust DDR3 memory, and professional-grade peripheral devices, these HP ProBooks create a top-of-the-line user experience. Tell your IT manager that you want one!

 

HP laptops powered by AMD processors are being adopted by companies around the world. For example, ISS, a global facilities services provider with 511,000 employees in 77 countries, recently equipped employees with HP EliteBooks powered by AMD PRO A-Series processors in an effort to standardize global operations, increase sustainability and innovate business-efficient office environments.

 

Brink’s, a global leader in security-related services with customers in more than 100 countries, wanted an IT solution that offered outstanding stability and mobility, and found it in the HP EliteBook 700 series, also powered by AMD. The innovative AMD PRO A-Series processor architecture offers long battery life, power and efficiency optimized for employees all around the world.

 

On the consumer side, HP plans to enable AMD FreeSync™ technology support for its consumer-focused HP Envy 15z laptops powered by 6th Generation AMD A-Series processors. AMD FreeSync™ technology resolves the communication issues between processor and monitor to eliminate stutter and tearing, providing a smoother image. HP anticipates having AMD FreeSync-enabled HP Envy 15z laptops available in the first half of 2016, and plans to enable AMD FreeSync™ support across its entire consumer laptop line-up powered by 6th Generation AMD A-Series processors in the second half of the year.

 

Find fantastic AMD-powered consumer notebooks (as well as desktops and components) at http://shop.amd.com.

 

John Taylor is the Corporate Vice President, Worldwide Marketing for AMD. His postings are his own opinions and may not represent AMD’s positions, strategies or opinions. Links to third party sites are provided for convenience and unless explicitly stated, AMD is not responsible for the contents of such linked sites and no endorsement is implied.