AMD (News - Alert) launched its new AM1 platform with quad-core and dual-core variants of the AMD APU which is designed to provide graphics core next (GCN) architecture and “Jaguar” CPU cores on motherboards supplied by manufacturers.
The AM1 platform is branded with the AMD Athlon 5150/5350 and AMD Sempron 2650/3850 APUs which deliver a balanced computing experience for consumers on a socketed upgradable platform.
Bernd Lienhard, corporate vice president and general manager, client business unit, AMD said, “AMD consistently builds on its industry leading technology by continuing to offer a diversified product stack which is proven today with the availability of the AM1 platform with ‘socketed’ AMD Sempron and AMD Athlon APUs designed for the mainstream market.”
The quad-core performance and AMD Radeon graphics featured by the AM1 platform ensures flexibility that offers numerous options to end users and system builders.
AMD Athlon and AMD Sempron APUs provide consumers with a quad-core solution comprising of two SATA 6 Gbps ports, two USB 3.0 ports, eight USB 2.0 ports and PCIe 2.0 lanes for graphic card upgrades in addition to the DisplayPort, HDMI, and VGA video outputs.
Officials explained that the ‘socketed’ Sempron and Athlon products from AMD ensure low power consumption which will benefit buyers who desire to build systems at home. Also the microATX and MiniITX motherboards deliver the flexibility required to be used in small form factor PCs.
Recently AMD introduced a fast and powerful graphics card, the AMD Radeon R9 295X2 which is designed for optimizing PC gaming. By joining two AMD Radeon R9 Series GPUs in one card design, the AMD Radeon R9 295X2 is able to handle all games in maximum settings at 4K resolution.
The graphics card is built on the same graphics core next (GCN) architecture that powers the gaming industry. This dual-GPU card will enable industry-leading audio and visually stunning 4K gaming.