AMD Aims to Meet Higher Expectations for Tablet and Hybrid PC Performance at Mobile World Congress 2013

AMD Aims to Meet Higher Expectations for Tablet and Hybrid PC Performance at 
Mobile World Congress 2013 
AMD Turbo Dock Adjusts Performance and Power Consumption to Meet User
Needs When Switching Between Tablet and Hybrid Modes 
SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/20/13 --  AMD (NYSE: AMD),
creator of the performance tablet category, today announced a new
innovation for hybrid PCs that delivers uncompromised mobile PC
experiences when in tablet mode or when connected to its base
keyboard. Hybrid PCs are a new market segment between full notebooks
and pure tablets that AMD plans to demonstrate, along with
stand-alone performance tablets, at Mobile World Congress 2013 in
Barcelona, Spain next week. 
AMD Turbo Dock technology(1) automatically adjusts performance of the
AMD accelerated processing unit (APU) higher while a hybrid PC is
docked and being used for more complex tasks like content creation.
Likewise, AMD Turbo Dock is designed to lower power consumption when
in tablet mode, helping to save battery life and extend movie or
video watching, as well as web browsing time. 
"With our latest APUs, AMD aims to deliver a more complete,
full-featured experience on tablet and hybrid PCs than has been
available to date," said Steve Belt, vice president of AMD Ultra-low
Power Products. "AMD Turbo Dock technology delivers on that promise
by dynamically adjusting to what the user is doing to provide the
optimal experience and battery life whether they are watching a
video, playing a DirectX(R) 11-supported game or building a
PowerPoint presentation for work." 
AMD Turbo Dock technology is expected to appear this year on equipped
hybrid systems built around the system-on-chip (SoC) codenamed
"Temash" with AMD Radeon(TM) HD graphics. "Temash" is AMD's latest
ultra-low power, mobility processor for Windows 8 tablets and hybrids
that delivers five times the graphics performance of the
competition's x86 tablet solution(2). Demonstrations at Mobile World
Congress will include leading-edge applications and games on both
quad-core and dual-core versions of the processor built with 28nm
manufacturing technology. 
"IDC research shows that two of the top demands tablet owners have
are speed and a high resolution display," said Tom Mainelli, research
director for ta
blets at IDC. "Balancing performance on high pixel
density screens with user demands around battery life is essential to
a great tablet experience. Technologies like AMD's newest generation
APU 'Temash' aim to meet those needs."  
Other premium features available from AMD-based tablets and hybrids

--  Access to the AMD AppZone, a one-stop resource for accessing popular
    applications that can take advantage of the full compute capability of
    the processor;
--  AMD Start Now technology that allows fast boot and resume from sleep
--  AMD Radeon HD graphics on the APU, with support for full HD 1080p
    resolution, HDMI output for external displays, and impressive gaming
    performance with Microsoft DirectX 11 capability;
--  Windows 8 and Windows 7 support with backward compatibility for all
    Windows applications.

Supporting Resources 

--  Keep up with AMD on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn
--  Visit AMD in Hall 7 / Booth 7i-44 at Mobile World Congress 2013

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(1) AMD Turbo Dock technology allows a tablet device to boost its
performance when connected with a compatible base unit. AMD Turbo
Dock-compatible base units provide supplemental APU cooling beyond
what is available solely in the slate. Actual performance increases
using AMD Turbo Dock technology will vary based on the manufacturer's
tablet, base unit and supplemental cooling solution design. AMD Turbo
Dock technology is currently available only on the 2013 AMD A6-1450
APU, and is not available on all tablet models - check with the
manufacturer for specific models that support this feature. 
(2) Test conducted in AMD Performance Labs using FutureMark 3DMark 06
as a metric for GPU performance. The AMD A6-1450 APU-based system
scored 2624 while the Intel Atom Z2760 based system scored 451
. The
platforms tested were the "Larne" reference platform with an AMD
A6-1450 Quad Core 1.0GHz APU, AMD Radeon(TM) HD 8280 series graphics,
2GB DDR3-1066 system memory and Microsoft Windows 8, versus an Acer
ICONIA W510-1666 with an Intel Atom Z2760 1.5GHz CPU, Intel
integrated graphics, 2GB DDR3-1066 system memory and Microsoft
Windows 8. TEM-5 
(3) AMD Start Now technology is a BIOS-optimized solution designed to
deliver better system responsiveness by minimizing the time to wake
up the system from sleep mode, boot the system to desktop and connect
to a wireless local area network. Actual times will vary based on
operating system, APU, driver, disk drive and memory speed. AMD Start
Now technology is available with select AMD APUs when running Windows
7 or Windows 8. Check with your component or system manufacturer or
retailer for specific model capabilities. 
Gary Silcott
AMD Client Products
(512) 602-0889 
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