AMD launches Fusion A-Series APUs

Fabless chip shop, AMD has launched its Fusion A-Series Accelerated Processing Units (APUs), which it says will deliver high computing performance with 'brilliant' HD graphics and long battery life.

The AMD A-Series APUs - previously code-named Llano - combine up to four x86 CPU cores with DirectX11-capable graphics with up to 400 Radeon cores along with dedicated HD video processing on a single chip.

AMD's Rick Bergman, senior vice president and general manager of the products group, reckons the AMD A-Series APU "represents an inflection point for AMD and is perhaps the industry’s biggest architectural change since the invention of the microprocessor.”

AMD said the APUs are currently shipping and are scheduled to appear in more than 150 notebooks and desktops from OEMs.