Intel has some new competition for tablet processors –AMD has just unveiled a new series of x86 chips that target Windows tablets.
The 2013 AMD Elite Mobility APU (codenamed “Temash”) is a 28nm, quad-core x86 system-on-a-chip (SoC) APU designed for tablets and other computers with screens that are up to 13 inches and 1080p. It comes in dual (A4) and quad-core (A6) configurations.
As it will run on mobile devices, power is a premium. AMD promises up to 172% more CPU performance per watt and up to 212% better graphics performance per watt than its predecessor.
The Elite Mobility APU is fully compatible with Windows 8, and already supports the upcoming Windows 8.1.
AMD Mobile Device Strategy
This company has produced a video that discusses its plans for processors for tablets: