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.
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.