AMD (Advanced Micro Devices) has launched its latest low-price Athlon 'Kabini' APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) in India today. The new processor is designed to take over the previous Richland and Trinity APUs which were AMD's first attempts to bring a Steamroller core and GCN (Graphics Core Next) graphics onto a single chip.
The new APU series from AMD consists of Athlon 5350 and 5150, and Sempron 3850 and 2650 chipsets. Of these four, Sempron 2650 is the lone dual-core CPU while the rest are quad-core SoCs. These chipsets are part of AMD's new AM1 computing platform which requires an AM1 motherboard.
No. of CPU cores
No. of GPU Cores
AMD Athlon™ 5350
AMD Athlon™ 5150
AMD Sempron™ 3850
AMD Sempron™ 2650
The new AM1 platform is said to deliver up to 3 times more computing performance as compared to similar priced desktop boards. The new boards will also support two SATA 6Gbps ports, two USB 3.0 and eight USB 2.0 ports, DisplayPort, HDMI and VGA video output, and PCIe 2.0 for discrete graphic card integration.
The AM1 series also supports DirectX 11.2 and Windows 8.1. The new SoCs feature AMD's patented "Jaguar" cores for processing with 128 GCN Radeon cores for graphics.