AMD’s APU(Accelerated processing units),combination of CPU cores and GPU cores on a single chip.In this year,they have launched the 3rd generation APU(codenamed as “Beema” and “Mullins”) with HSA features for mainstream,small form factor and Low power Mobile products respectively.These mobile APUs features x86 CPU cores updated with leading AMD Radeon Graphics and hardware level data security solution based on ARM cortex A5 on a single system on Chip(SoC).
Features for the AMD’s Mainstream and Low power mobile APUs
These APUs features upto 4 x86 “puma” cores with R series graphics based on Graphics Core Next Architecture.”Beema” APU consumes 10W-25W and “Mullins” APU consumes 4.5W.Also these APUs consist of power management technologies as mentioned below:
- AMD Enduro Technology,that enables long battery life
- AMD Start Now Technology,for quick boot up and resume from sleep mode
- AMD Turbo Core Technology,performance when you need the most
AMD’s first implementation of ARM based technology into processors.These APUs features AMD Platform security processor(PSP) based on ARM A5 cortex featuring ARM Trust Zone technology for enhanced data security.These processors used for ensuring secure storage and processing of trusted Apps including online payments and client and server web based services.
With these hardware features, these new processors has the capability to enable some software experiences.
- AMD Gesture control
- AMD Face Login
- AMD Quick Stream technology
- AMD Perfect Picture
- AMD Steady video technology
This little package of silicon chip can enable more and more user experiences by consuming less power.
Mullins APU Specifications: