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AMD Announces AMD Z-60 Accelerated Processing Unit (APU)

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October 10, 2012

AMD Announces AMD Z-60 Accelerated Processing Unit (APU)

By Nathesh, TMCnet Contributor

Advanced Micro Devices (News - Alert) (AMD) stated that it has designed the new AMD Z-60 Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) to leverage the features of the soon to be released Microsoft (News - Alert) Windows 8 operating system.

Packed with advanced features, detailed graphics, Windows 8 applications support, the AMD Z-60 reportedly delivers exceptional performance and AMD (News - Alert) AllDay power for tablet form factors as thin as 10mm. The APU is also compatible with Windows 7 OS and legacy Windows applications.

In conjunction with the launch of Windows 8, new tablets based on the new AMD APU will be released and these tablets are also expected to leverage the AMD AppZone, a one-stop resource for accessing popular applications that can take advantage of the full compute capability of the processor.    

Steve Belt, corporate vice president of ultra-low power products at AMD commented, “Tablet users seeking an uncompromised experience for both creating and consuming content on the Microsoft Windows 8 platform now have a performance-driven, affordable option with the AMD Z-60 APU. We see a large gap between the lower performance and high-price competitive offerings that allow AMD to be in tablet designs that will please our customers and end users alike”.

AMD asserted that the AMD Z-60 delivers ULP Mobility with performance and productivity for the things users do most – it provides enhanced experience for accessing photos, videos and streaming content, lets them browse the internet in brilliant HD. The AMD Radeon graphics on the APU supports full HD 1080p resolution, HDMI output for external displays, and offers an impressive gaming performance with Microsoft Direct X11 capability.

In related news, AMD AppZone brought graphics-accelerated Windows and Android (News - Alert) apps to PCs worldwide and AMD-based HP Servers shattered performance record by 40 percent with AMD Opteron 6200 Series Processors on ProLiant Gen8 Servers offering best performance and scalability for virtualization.

Edited by Brooke Neuman

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