AMD Launches Temash APU “Ultra Low Power” Platform With GCN HD 8000 GPU and Jaguar Cores

AMD Launches Temash APU “Ultra Low Power” Platform With GCN HD 8000 GPU and Jaguar Cores

AMD has launched their latest Temash APU platform for “Ultra Low
Power” tablets and netbooks. The Temash APU platform from AMD comes with
the latest Radeon HD 8000 cores based on the GCN architecture while the CPU features upto four Jaguar modules.

AMD Temash APU “Ultra Low Power” Platform Launched

The AMD Temash APU platform is built specifically for tablets,
convertibles and netbooks with displays under 13 inches. With the Temash
platform, AMD has given birth to a new category of technological
devices known as the “Performance Tablet”. These so called performance
tablets equipped with the latest Temash architecture would feature
superior HD Media experience, elite experiences for tablets and gaming
on par with PC visuals thanks to the HD 8000 cores.

The Temash APU is a complete SOC (System on chip) and has almost
everything including chipsets to hubs on the APU die. The Temash SOC
comes with 2 – 4 Jaguar modules which share 2 MB of L2 cache. The die
also holds the northbridge, GCN based HD 8000 graphics core, PCI
Express/Display, SD, VGA, SATA, USB and other misc input and output
controllers which is remarkable for a die of that size. With everything
onboard a single die, Temash SOC aims to conserve
and become an ever more efficient  product than AMD’s past generation
Brazos APUs. A Temash APU is directly be connected to a memory
controller that supports single channel DDR3L memory. The Jaguar core
architecture delivers upto 20% improvement over Bobcat while the GCN
based HD 8000 graphics core offers 75% improvement and adds DirectX11.1
support for tablets.

AMD Temash Die

Temash powered devices can support resolutions of upto 2560×1600 and
support 8 USB 2.0 ports, 2 USB 3.0 ports, 1 SATA II 3GBps and a SD card
reader V3.0. The Temash APU devices come with the AMD start now
technology that shuts off the device in idle mode and you can start it
on from where you left. AMD’s Turbo Dock is the most interesting feature
which allows upto 40% performance improvement by docking the tablets in a docking device that allows for performance boost. The Turbo dock comes with a fully integrated keyboard that can be used with ease.

Compared to past generation platforms, the Temash based A6-1450 in
195% faster in 3DMark 11 and 126% faster in PCMark 7 while being only 8W
compared to the 18W E2-1800. Similarly, the A4-1200 is upto 212%
 better being only 4W compared to the 9W C70 in 3DMark 11. This goes off
to show the impressive results of Temash compared to previous
generation platforms.

AMD Temash HD 8000 Performance

AMD’s Temash APU platform is the direct competitor to Intel’s
Clovertrail low power SOC. but compared to AMD’s solution it doesn’t
offer as many features. From the performance benchmarks provided above,
you can note that the Clovertrail Z2760 can not be compared against the
AMD’s Temash solutions in gaming results. It barely manages to compete
against them not to mention the non-existent OpenCL support. In battery
life, the AMD Temash A6-1450 offers 45% more battery than Intel’s Ultra
low power Core i3-3217U processor which is impressive.

The AMD Temash APU lineup is now available in a wide range of
Tablets, Hybrids and netbook devices. The Temash lineup can be seen
below:

AMD Temash APU Lineup:

Model Radeon Brand TDP CPU Cores CPU Clock Speed(Max/Base) L2 Cache Radeon Cores GPU Clock Speed(Max/Base) DDR3 Speed
A6-1450 HD 8250 8W 4 1.4/1.0 GHz 2 MB 128 400/300 MHz DDR3-1066
A4-1250 HD 8210 8W 2 1.0 GHz 2 MB 128 300 MHz DDR3-1333
A4-1200 HD 8180 3.9W 2 1.0 GHz 2 MB 128 225 MHz DDR3-1066

Temash APUs

AMD Temash Ultra Low Power Platform Press Deck:

AMD Temash Elite Mobility AMD Temash SOC AMD Temash vs Intel Clovertrail AMD Temash PerformancePerWatt AMD Temash Products AMD Temash APUs

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