AMD Launches 2013 Elite A-series APUs

AMD today announced its 2013 Elite A-series Accelerated Processing Unit (APU), codenamed “Richland” for Desktops as a superior PC solution with discrete-level graphics and easy upgrade infrastructure.

Showcased at COMPUTEX Taipei 2013, the APU portfolio included a wide range of OEM systems and a new generation of software apps that make full use of AMD’s fastest APUs ever.

Ideal for desktop enthusiasts and mainstream gamers, the combination of the high-performance third generation desktop APU with AMD’s current lineup of low-power, mobile APUs seems to be giving them a leg up on the competition.

Platform flexible

The new AMD A-Series APUs combine AMD “Piledriver” CPU architecture with AMD Radeon™ HD 8000 Series graphics on the FM2 motherboard infrastructure. The ability to support existing A85X, A75, and A55 platforms as well as forward compatibility with FM2+ motherboards for upgrade flexibility as new platforms hit the market. These APUs also feature maximum clock speeds over 4 GHz for next gen potential workloads.

Speed up!

The Elite A-Series Desktop APU supports new AMD Radeon™ Memory Gamer Series at 2133 MHz. When paired with an A-Series APU, the DDR3-2133 MHz Radeon™ Memory Gamer Series will give up to a 13 percent performance increase over DDR3-1866 MHz memory, so hang on to your hats, these machines are looking pretty zippy.