On the 7th January, 2013, AMD introduced their new APUs at CES 2013. First, we have Richland chips, which will be exclusive to the OEM market - and probably equipped with the sleekbooks. Compared to previous models of the AMD A-Series, these processors should offer up to 40% more performance. These units will bring facial recognition and gestural technologies. The Kaveri series (with 28 nm lithography) should be the successor of Richland. According to the official document, these chips will have HSA technology (which leverages the parallel processing power and the division of resources), and also will focus on sleekbooks market. In addition to these innovations, the AMD APUs presented Temash and Kabini series - aka Brazos 2.0 - which will be composed by the first SoCs (system on a chip). The manufacturer, who will also be the first x86 quad-core SoCs world. These chips will be launched in the first half of the year for tablets and ultrathin notebooks.
As you can see in the video below, AMD will launch three new technologies for Richland and Temash APUs. Two of them (Gesture Control and Face Login) are old features that have been optimized for the new architectures of the manufacturer. However, AMD Screen Mirror is a feature worth mentioning.
Using Screen+ software from Arcsoft, you can send content from your PC to the television without difficulties. This is compatible with devices that bring DLNA technology, ie, all through a wireless network. No more detail about the functioning and quality of transmission yet.
Most of these APUs is focused on OEM type products, so AMD has released some business partnerships. The VIZIO, for example, will launch a tablet, three ultrathin notebooks and a all-in-one PC with AMD chips. In addition to these devices, the AMD A-Series is equipped in the ASUS U38 (notebook with touch screen) and two sleekbooks from HP.
To conclude their presentation at CES, AMD also reported that already provided new graphics processor series AMD Radeon HD 8000M for automakers computer. The company intends to focus increasingly on chips with high processing power and low power consumption. Stay tuned for our coverage for more information.