AMD Refreshes E and C-Series APUs for Low-Power and Mobile Platforms

After successful launch of their initial E and C-Series Accelerated Processing Units for low-power and mobile platforms, AMD is ready with its first refreshes of the E and C-Series product lines. Being announced today are new flaghship and mid-range E-Series parts along with a new top-end C-Series chip.

The new AMD E-450 supplants the E-350 at the top of the E-Series line-up. The E-450 is a dual-core chip with an 18W TDP and a max CPU clock speed of 1.65GHz—a 50MHz increase over the E-350. The E-450’s GPU block also gets a boot to 600MHz (max) / 508MHz (base), up from the E-350’s 492MHz. The new E-300 jumps in behind the E-350. The E-300 sports a 1.3GHz CPU frequency with a 488MHz GPU. It too is a dual-core with an 18W TDP.

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Topping the C-Series APU line-up is the new C-60. The C-60 is a dual-core APU with a 9W TDP, with a max CPU clock of 1.33GHz (a 333MHz increase over the C-50) with a base clock of 1GHz. The GPU segment on the C-60 clocks in at 400MHz (max) / 276MHz (base), while the previous high-end C-50 maxed out at 276MHz.

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All of these new APUs also add official support for DDR-1333 memory speeds and HDMI 1.4a.

The full press release, along with some more details direct from AMD, is posted below.

AMD Boosts Its AMD Fusion APUs for Notebooks, Ultrathins, All-in-Ones and Desktops 

SUNNYVALE, Calif. - Aug. 22, 2011 - Today, AMD (NYSE: AMD) updated its award-winning C-and E-Series Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) for ultrathin and value notebooks, netbooks, all-in-ones and desktop PCs with top of the line features. The updated APUs deliver:

  • Enhanced HD graphics capabilities;
  • Performance boosts with enhanced memory;
  • DisplayPort ++ for connecting to any HDMI or DisplayPort-enabled monitor or TV;
  • 12 hours of resting battery life on a single charge for the mobile platform – a nearly four hour increase over previous platforms.

Notebooks, netbooks, small form factor and all-in-one desktops based on these new APUs are available from leading manufacturers starting today.

"Today’s PC users want stunning HD graphics and accelerated performance with all-day battery life and that’s what AMD Fusion APUs deliver," said Chris Cloran, vice president and general manager, Client Division, AMD. "With these new APUs, we’re bringing premium features to entry-level products that let users get a richer computing experience."

AMD has shipped more than 12 million APUs, and sold more than five million of the popular C-and E-Series APUs in Q2 2011 alone. The updated AMD C-and E-Series APUs meet the needs of consumers who want fast and Brilliant HD streaming video, sharp photos, life-like gaming through powerful DirectX 11-capable discrete-level graphics and a parallel processing engine, as well as all-day battery life.

Additionally, the updated E-Series APUs feature:

  • DDR3 1333 support for enhanced memory bandwidth and faster performance and video playback.
  • HDMI 1.4a connections allow for viewing 3D pictures and home video on 3D-enabled TVs and displays.

For mobile users, the new AMD Fusion C-Series and E-Series APUs deliver even longer battery life than before — with up to 10.5 hours of resting battery life on the E-Series and 12 hours on the C-Series — enabling users to work or play longer without searching for an outlet.

Products from leading PC manufacturers based on these new APUs are available starting today and can be identified by the VISION Technology from AMD or HD Internet stickers.