AMD updates its Carrizo APU family
It is pretty much clear to anyone interested in modern processors that AMD is in a tough situation right now – the company does not have chips that are competitive with Intel’s high-end (and even mid-range) processors and all hopes are pinned on the Zen chip architecture that is expected next year. So one would think that AMD puts all its efforts in building Zen as quickly as possible, right?
Not quite – AMD apparently has resources for other things as well – the US company has just unveiled four new Carrizo APU models that target professional users. The new chips are based on the Excavator CPU architecture and come with powerful integrated AMD Radeon GPUs. Here’s more information on the new chips and how they are called:
In addition to this the new AMD processors support ARM TrustZone encoding and notebooks based on the new chips can be equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon X5 modems that support LTE and 3G in most countries around the world. The first notebooks to sport the new chips will be released very soon by HP.