CES: AMD rolls out new apus for mobile and desktop

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AMD has announced a slew of new apus for 2013.

At a press event held at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas yesterday, the company demonstrated working silicon of its first true SoC apus, codenamed Temash and Kabini, which it claims will be the industry's first quad core x86 SoCs. Both apus are scheduled to ship in the first half of 2013. Demonstrations included a range of applications and games on a Kabini based ultrathin notebook and a Temash based performance tablet and hybrid notebook. AMD also introduced the new apu codenamed Richland, which is designed to deliver visual performance increases ranging from 20 to 40% over the previous generation of AMD A-Series apus. Richland is expected to come bundled with new software for consumers such as gesture and facial recognition. Its follow on will be the 28nm apu codenamed Kaveri, which is expected to begin shipping to customers in the second half of 2013. "With a groundbreaking new apu line up in 2013, AMD is poised to win in high growth consumer segments," said Lisa Su, senior vice president and general manager of AMD's global business units. "We are developing technologies with end users in mind – to bring true surround computing and immersive experiences to our everyday lives."