I love APU? I love APU!

by Vendor on ‎08-19-2011 06:22 PM - last edited on ‎11-29-2011 04:28 PM by Moderator

No disrespect to Mr.. Nahasapeemapetilon, but of course I am talking about the new Accelerated Processing Units (APU) from AMD.

 

By combining a CPU and a discrete-class GPU onto a single chip, AMD has brought a whole new level of performance and graphics performance to computing. The AMD A-Series, E-Series and C-Series Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) are the only single-chip solutions to offer powerful AMD processor technology and full support for DirectX® 11 graphics.



Our first APUs released earlier this year (E-Series/C-Series, Codename: Brazos) were our fastest selling product in company history. I am proud to say that the A-Series (Codename: Sabine) we released last month, have been an even bigger hit both from sales and critical reception.

 

Our A-Series APUs feature: 

 

  • Quad Core Processing for Multitasking (Native Cores, not virtual "threads")
  • Discrete-class graphics (Like having a dedicated 6XXX series GPU built right in!)
  • DirectX 11 with Application acceleration to run programs faster (and not just synthetic benchmarks!)
  • Features like: AMD SteadyVideo (Image Stabilization), Turbo Core, USB3.0 and AllDay Battery life

 

What does this mean? It means full 1080p HD content with no stutter and jittery and actually looks better. It means gaming (real games!) on your notebook. It means accelerated applications like Windows 7, Adobe, Flash, YouTube, Netflix, Facebook and all Major Browsers (not just benchmarks you can't use!).

 

What's the best part? All of this power and performance WITHOUT sacrificing battery life (we actually improved on our battery life up to 3.5hours longer than last year's model.)

 

More best parts? You can find A-Series from all the major brands at the same great prices!

 

But don't just listen to me, let's see what these not-me-people have to say: 

 

Notebook

Expert Reviews

Chris Finnamore

4.5 stars (out of 5)

HardOCP

Kyle Bennett

Enthusiast Gold Award

Hot Hardware

Dave Altavilla

Recommended seal

Legit Reviews

Nathan Kirsch

Editor's Choice

PC Perspective

Ryan Shrout

Gold Award

 

And what about Cindy?

 

 

If you are not yet convinced, go to your local Best Buy and try it out. Microsoft provides some new websites to show you what sort of performance you will actually get from your PC. Try it out on all the systems their and the differences will be clear.

 

Microsoft IE9 How Fast is My PC?

Microsoft FishIE Fish Tank

 

And finally, if you still aren't convinced, send me a message or e-mail and I will be happy to address any of your concerns.

 

Thanks for your time and thanks for making the A-Series a huge success. I can't wait to start talking about our newest APUs ... Codename: Trinity.

 

AMD Dave

Comments
by Best Buy Best Buy on ‎08-23-2011 02:17 PM

Great article - tons of useful content here.  I have been using an HP DM1 laptop with AMD APU for awhile now and it is great - plenty of power and super long battery life.