The AMD Fusion-powered computers are already turning heads with consumers wondering how the lower priced devices with dedicated-level DirectX 11 graphics compare with the slightly more expensive, Intel Core-powered but usually with only integrated graphics computers. Now the C- and E-Series APUs offer even better graphics-related enhancements:
- Enhanced HD graphics capabilities
- Performance boosts with enhanced memory
- DisplayPort ++ for connecting to any HDMI or DisplayPort-enabled monitor or TV
- 12 hours of resting battery life on a single charge for the C-Series APU -- a nearly four hour increase over previous platforms -- and 10.5 hours for the E-Series
As a result, E-Series APUs now have better memory bandwidth, run faster and especially during video playback; with HDMI 1.4, the machines can now display 3D photos and videos on 3D HDTVs and monitors; and portable devices like laptops could never have long enough battery life.
New laptops, netbooks, ultrabooks and all-in-one desktops that use the AMD Fusion technology will start shipping today with these minor but welcomed improvements. Will current owners of A-Series APU computers get a similar update for their processor?
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[Source: AMD press release]
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