Targeting users who are looking to upgrade their PC infrastructure with affordable performance, AMD (News - Alert) has announced retail and distribution channel availability of its second generation AMD A-Series Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) for desktop, small form-factor and home theater PCs.
Available in the price range of $53 to $122 USD, these new products provide cores, more speed, best-in-class entertainment experiences and an easy upgrade path based on a stable socket infrastructure, AMD claims. The company has also thrown in other benefits such as access to AMD AppZone, and a complete list of accelerated applications that make use of the full compute power of the APU, just to make the deal more attractive.
“The new AMD A-Series APU is ideal for anyone looking for a new desktop or home theater PC with leading performance for the dollar," said Leslie Sobon, corporate vice president, Desktop and Component Products, AMD. "The combination of processing speed, multiple compute cores and discrete-level graphic capabilities on the second generation AMD A-Series APU make it an excellent platform for the gamer and PC enthusiast alike.”
These APUs are well suited for the current Windows 7 operating systems and also the upcoming Windows 8 systems, the company has announced. Apart from providing fast processing for outstanding responsiveness, these new APUs provide other advantages such as affordable performance, discrete-level graphics, and multiple cores.
Recently, the company partnered with Oracle to help bring heterogeneous computing abilities to Java for server and cloud environments. Apart from the Java language and APIs, the OpenJDK Project "Sumatra" will explore how the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) might be improved to enable applications to take advantage of graphics processing unit (GPU) acceleration.
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