AMD has released a short video that shows the new APU as a function of AMD’s entry-level E-450 and E-300 dealing with productivity programs, comparing them to equivalent Intel CPU: less power consumption, less heat and more autonomy these are the qualities of the last APU Sunnyvale.

About two months ago , AMD has extended the family of E Series APU (Bobcat core, family Zacate platform Brazos), with the addition of two new models, called AMD and AMD-450 and E-300, which lie at the ends of And AMD-350, in the scale of performance. So even the two new APU will be equipped with two core architecture with Bobcat, but operating at a clock rate slightly higher, 1.65 GHz AMD E-450 and 1.30 GHz AMD E-300, against the old 1.60GHz AMD E-350 .


The L2 cache is always of 1 MB for both models and, with respect to the integrated memory controller, the E-450 will also support DDR3 1333 MHz than 1066 MHz E-350 and E-300. Moving on to graphics processors, AMD-300 and continue to use the same AMD Radeon HD 6310 with 80 stream processors already seen on the previous model, but with a slightly reduced frequency, 488 MHz instead of 492. Once again, instead of the top model will enjoy better performance. In the case of E-450 because the new subsystem called the AMD Radeon HD 6320, with more than 80 stream processors, but with a clock rate of 500 MHz

APU is also equipped with a new version of the technology Turbo Core , currently able to raise the frequency of one of the two cores at a time, depending on the workload, while lowering the core clock at idle, so as to optimize consumption, and also being able to intervene on the frequency of the GPU, bringing it up to 600 MHz few days ago, AMD released a short video that shows the capabilities of these two new APU, whose target is always to the entry-level mobile devices low-cost and low power consumption.

In the video we see the fluidity with which they handled the interfaces of the various programs of the suite Microsoft Office 2010 and then the emphasis on consumption, heat dissipation and battery life. In this second part compared the performance of AMD-450 and B940 at Intel Pentium, dual-core Sandy Bridge with a clock rate of 2 GHz and TDP of 35 W and the E-300 at Intel Celeron B800, always a dual 35 W Sandy Bridge core, but clocked at 1.5 GHz

The results, fairly predictable, of course, see a lower power consumption by the two APU AMD (18 W against 35), lower heat dissipation, thus with the possibility of being integrated into devices thinner and more autonomy, which is both cases more than 9 hours against the 5 / 6 hours guaranteed by Intel. In fact the main problem is that Intel has not completely equivalent to the number of processors and AMD, just as the Sandy Bridge entry-level Pentium and Celeron families have a power comparable but higher TDP, vice versa, the atoms have equivalent consumption but more limited computing capabilities.

The scenarios may soon change, however, since even in Santa Clara are moving towards a strategy similar to AMD, giving more importance to multimedia performance, the integrated graphics processor and consumption. The debut of the new Atom CPU Cedar Trail and the new Ivy Bridge, both expected in between late 2011 and early 2012, it could reopen the comparison, but at the moment, AMD is certainly an advantage in this area.

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