Finally AMD has gone official with its second generation A-Series “Trinity” APUs. Newly launched APUs for notebooks are — the A10-4600M (quad-core), A8-4500M (quad-core), and A6-4400M (dual-core). On the other hand the quad-core A10-4655M and dual-core A6-4455M are designed for ultrabooks. Interestingly, these APUs boast of up to 29% increase in performance and feature the next-generation AMD “Piledriver” CPU core with 3rd generation AMD Turbo Core technology, where power is dynamically shifted between the CPU and GPU depending on application needs, effectively providing a more responsive experience that can boost CPU frequencies to up to 3.2 GHz.
The APUs also feature AMD Radeon HD 7000 Series graphics for an increase of graphics performance up to 56% over the previous generation and boast of up to 12 hours of battery life through CPU and GPU power enhancements.
Also on offer is AMD Eyefinity Technology. For the first time, this immersive technology is available from an APU without the need for a discrete graphics card.