AMD unveils 6th generation A-series processor

AMD has announced its 6th generation A-series processor. It is industry’s first high-performance Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) in a System-on-Chip (SoC) design.

The processor is also  the world’s first High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) hardware decode support for notebooks, the first Heterogeneous Systems Architecture (HSA) 1.0-compliant design, and the first ARM TrustZone-capable high-performance APU.

The 6th gen processor for the first time has brought HEVC/H.265 to the notebook, that offers higher quality, lower bandwidth streaming video playback. It also supports Ultra HD resolution videos using AMD Perfect Picture with Steady Video technology.

The new processor offers two times more viewing on a single battery charge than its predecessor. Power through media conversion faster with up to 5x accelerated encoding performance compared to CPU-only processing.

It comes with AMD Radeon Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture to deliver up to 2x the gaming performance of competitive processors.

With AMD Dual Graphics combining 6th Generation AMD Notebook Processors with select AMD Radeon R7 Mobile graphics to boost frame rates in games by up to 42 percent.

The AMD FreeSync technology allows smooth, stutter- and tear-free gaming. The processor also has support for multi-threaded APIs including DirectX 12, Vulkan and AMD’s Mantle.

The AMD Gesture Control on mainstream notebooks, allows users to navigate and control their notebook with a wave of the hand.

The 6th Generation AMD A-Series Processors accelerate video playback with native HEVC decode supported, and enable the Windows 10 features with Secure boot and resume, Trusted Platform Module (TPM 2.0), and Drive Key Encryption using the first AMD Secure Processor for performance APUs.


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