AMD releases Z-60 APU for tablets
AMD has officially launched the Z-60 APU – specifically designed for use with tablets, small PCs and the like. The new APU combines extremely low power consumption with high performance – a combination that may make it a very popular choice in this market field.
The new AMD APU offers full compatibility with Windows 7 and older software but at the same time is completely ready for Windows 8 and all accompanying programs. The Z-60 offers two cores that run at 1 GHz and 1 MB of L2 cache. The chip has been optimized for tablet performance and includes AMD’s Start Now technology that allows for fast boot and resume from sleep time. The APU also consumes so little power that it allows for up to eight hours of battery life while browsing and up to six hours of battery life when playing Full HD video content.
“Tablet users seeking an uncompromised experience for both creating and consuming content on the Microsoft Windows 8 platform now have a performance-driven, affordable option with the AMD Z-60 APU,” said Steve Belt, corporate vice president of Ultra-Low Power Products, AMD. “We see a large gap between the lower performance and high-price competitive offerings that allow AMD to be in tablet designs that will please our customers and end users alike.”
The Z-60 makes use of an integrated AMD Radeon HD 6250 graphics chip that is fully compatible with Full HD 1080p resolution and DirectX 11 and offers 80 stream processors. There’s also HDMI support for external displays as well as USB 3.0 support.
The Z-60 APU will be on the market soon.