New Mainstream & eSports‚ÄďReady Gaming PCs Powered by 7th Generation AMD A‚ÄĎSeries Desktop Processors Debut Globally

New Main¬≠stream & eSports‚ÄďReady Gam¬≠ing PCs Powered by 7th Gene¬≠ra¬≠ti¬≠on AMD A‚ÄĎSeries Desk¬≠top Pro¬≠ces¬≠sors Debut Globally

‚ÄĒ   ‚ÄúBris¬≠tol Ridge‚ÄĚ APUs pair with the all-new AM4 desk¬≠top plat¬≠form to increase pro¬≠duc¬≠ti¬≠vi¬≠ty and enhan¬≠ce immersi¬≠ve and gam¬≠ing expe¬≠ri¬≠en¬≠ces; HP and Leno¬≠vo design laun¬≠ches demons¬≠tra¬≠te rea¬≠di¬≠ness of AM4 plat¬≠form for upco¬≠ming ‚ÄúSum¬≠mit Ridge‚ÄĚ CPUs ‚ÄĒ

SUNNYVALE, Calif. ‚ÄĒ Sept. 5, 2016 ‚ÄĒ  AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) today announ¬≠ced that the first OEM sys¬≠tems to fea¬≠ture 7th Gene¬≠ra¬≠ti¬≠on AMD A‚ÄĎSeries desk¬≠top pro¬≠ces¬≠sors are now ship¬≠ping, pai¬≠red with the new AMD AM4 plat¬≠form sup¬≠port¬≠ing DDR4 memo¬≠ry and next-gen I/O and stan¬≠dards. Designs, initi¬≠al¬≠ly from HP and Leno¬≠vo, with other glo¬≠bal OEM designs to fol¬≠low, deli¬≠ver high-speed pro¬≠ces¬≠sing, smooth eSports gam¬≠ing, and enhan¬≠ced HD and UHD strea¬≠ming capa¬≠bi¬≠li¬≠ties, inclu¬≠ding the hig¬≠hest memo¬≠ry band¬≠width to date for an AMD desk¬≠top platform.

‚ÄúThe con¬≠su¬≠mer release of the¬≠se new HP and Leno¬≠vo designs is an important mile¬≠stone for AMD on two fronts. First, it marks a major increase in pro¬≠duc¬≠ti¬≠vi¬≠ty per¬≠for¬≠mance, strea¬≠ming video and eSports gam¬≠ing expe¬≠ri¬≠en¬≠ces sought after by today‚Äôs con¬≠su¬≠mers, deli¬≠ver¬≠ed through our new 7th Gene¬≠ra¬≠ti¬≠on AMD A‚ÄĎSeries desk¬≠top pro¬≠ces¬≠sors. Second, becau¬≠se the¬≠se new OEM designs also fea¬≠ture our new AM4 desk¬≠top plat¬≠form, the mother¬≠board eco¬≠sys¬≠tem shows its rea¬≠di¬≠ness for our upco¬≠ming high-per¬≠for¬≠mance ‚ÄúSum¬≠mit Ridge‚ÄĚ desk¬≠top CPUs fea¬≠turing ‚ÄúZen‚ÄĚ cores, which share the same plat¬≠form,‚ÄĚ said Kevin Len¬≠sing, Cor¬≠po¬≠ra¬≠te VP and gene¬≠ral mana¬≠ger of Cli¬≠ent Com¬≠pu¬≠ting at AMD.

Sys¬≠tems powered by 7th Gene¬≠ra¬≠ti¬≠on AMD A‚ÄĎSeries pro¬≠ces¬≠sors are pro¬≠duc¬≠ti¬≠ve, immersi¬≠ve, and ener¬≠gy effi¬≠ci¬≠ent, with up to four ‚ÄúExcava¬≠tor‚ÄĚ CPU cores. 7th Gene¬≠ra¬≠ti¬≠on AMD A‚ÄĎSeries desk¬≠top pro¬≠ces¬≠sors con¬≠sist of 65-watt and 35-watt ver¬≠si¬≠ons, offe¬≠ring supe¬≠ri¬≠or power effi¬≠ci¬≠en¬≠cy and enab¬≠ling fle¬≠xi¬≠ble solu¬≠ti¬≠ons in a wide varie¬≠ty of form fac¬≠tors. The new 7th Gene¬≠ra¬≠ti¬≠on 65-watt A‚ÄĎSeries pro¬≠ces¬≠sors deli¬≠ver per¬≠for¬≠mance only rea¬≠li¬≠zed at 95-watts with the pre¬≠vious gene¬≠ra¬≠ti¬≠on. In addi¬≠ti¬≠on, when com¬≠pared to the Intel Core i5 6500, the new 65-watt pro¬≠ces¬≠sors offer up to equi¬≠va¬≠lent pro¬≠duc¬≠ti¬≠vi¬≠ty performance2 and up to 99% hig¬≠her gra¬≠phics performance3.

7th Gene¬≠ra¬≠ti¬≠on AMD A‚ÄĎSeries desk¬≠top pro¬≠ces¬≠sors (pre¬≠vious¬≠ly code¬≠na¬≠med ‚ÄúBris¬≠tol Ridge‚ÄĚ) also bring enhan¬≠ced gra¬≠phics capa¬≠bi¬≠li¬≠ties and key video play¬≠back fea¬≠tures that sup¬≠port up to 4K Ultra HD in both the popu¬≠lar H.264 and new-and-impro¬≠ved H.265 formats.4 The¬≠se devices will also fea¬≠ture AMD Rade¬≠on Gra¬≠phics Core Next gra¬≠phics, with full sup¬≠port for Micro¬≠soft¬ģ DirectX¬ģ 12.

The AMD AM4 socket is a new uni¬≠fied socket infra¬≠struc¬≠tu¬≠re that pro¬≠vi¬≠des com¬≠pa¬≠ti¬≠bi¬≠li¬≠ty bet¬≠ween 7th Gene¬≠ra¬≠ti¬≠on AMD A‚ÄĎSeries pro¬≠ces¬≠sors and the upco¬≠ming high-per¬≠for¬≠mance ‚ÄúSum¬≠mit Ridge‚ÄĚ AMD desk¬≠top CPU. AM4 plat¬≠forms fea¬≠ture DDR4 Memo¬≠ry and next-gen I/O and peri¬≠phe¬≠ral sup¬≠port, inclu¬≠ding PCIe¬ģ Gen 3, USB 3.1 Gen 2, NVMe, and SATA Express.

Sup¬≠port¬≠ing Resources 

  • Learn more about the 7th Gene¬≠ra¬≠ti¬≠on AMD A‚ÄĎSeries Desk¬≠top APUs
  • Learn more about the exci¬≠ting new AMD ‚ÄúZen‚ÄĚ core architecture
  • Learn more about how AMD com¬≠pu¬≠ting and gra¬≠phics power the pro¬≠ducts you love
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About AMD

For more than 45 years, AMD has dri¬≠ven inno¬≠va¬≠ti¬≠on in high-per¬≠for¬≠mance com¬≠pu¬≠ting, gra¬≠phics, and visua¬≠liza¬≠ti¬≠on tech¬≠no¬≠lo¬≠gies ‚Äē the buil¬≠ding blocks for gam¬≠ing, immersi¬≠ve plat¬≠forms, and the dat¬≠a¬≠cen¬≠ter. Hundreds of mil¬≠li¬≠ons of con¬≠su¬≠mers, lea¬≠ding For¬≠tu¬≠ne 500 busi¬≠nesses, and cut¬≠ting-edge sci¬≠en¬≠ti¬≠fic rese¬≠arch faci¬≠li¬≠ties around the world rely on AMD tech¬≠no¬≠lo¬≠gy dai¬≠ly to impro¬≠ve how they live, work, and play. AMD employees around the world are focu¬≠sed on buil¬≠ding gre¬≠at pro¬≠ducts that push the boun¬≠da¬≠ries of what is pos¬≠si¬≠ble. For more infor¬≠ma¬≠ti¬≠on about how AMD is enab¬≠ling today and inspi¬≠ring tomor¬≠row, visit the AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) web¬≠site, blog, Face¬≠book and Twit¬≠ter pages.

AMD, the AMD Arrow logo and com¬≠bi¬≠na¬≠ti¬≠ons the¬≠reof are trade¬≠marks of Advan¬≠ced Micro Devices, Inc.  Other pro¬≠duct names used in this publi¬≠ca¬≠ti¬≠on are for iden¬≠ti¬≠fi¬≠ca¬≠ti¬≠on pur¬≠po¬≠ses only and may be trade¬≠marks of their respec¬≠ti¬≠ve companies.

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  1. 65W deli¬≠ve¬≠ring 95W per¬≠for¬≠mance ‚Äď Test¬≠ing by AMD Per¬≠for¬≠mance labs. PC manu¬≠fac¬≠tu¬≠r¬≠ers may vary con¬≠fi¬≠gu¬≠ra¬≠ti¬≠ons yiel¬≠ding dif¬≠fe¬≠rent results. 3DMark 11 Per¬≠for¬≠mance is used to simu¬≠la¬≠te gra¬≠phics per¬≠for¬≠mance, and Cine¬≠bench R11.5 1T Per¬≠for¬≠mance is used to simu¬≠la¬≠te sin¬≠gle threa¬≠ded CPU per¬≠for¬≠mance; the 7th Gene¬≠ra¬≠ti¬≠on AMD A12-9800 at 65W scored 3521.25 and 1.21 while the A10-8850 at 95W scored 2880 and 1.06 respec¬≠tively. BRD-24
    Sys¬≠tem Con¬≠fi¬≠gu¬≠ra¬≠ti¬≠ons: 7th Gene¬≠ra¬≠ti¬≠on AMD A12-9800: AMD ‚ÄúMyrt¬≠le‚ÄĚ refe¬≠rence plat¬≠form, 7th Gene¬≠ra¬≠ti¬≠on AMD A12-9800 with AMD Rade¬≠on‚ĄĘ R7 Gra¬≠phics, 2x4096 DDR4-2400 RAM, 228GB SSD Dri¬≠ve (Non-rota¬≠ting), Micro¬≠soft Win¬≠dows 10 Pro, Gra¬≠phics dri¬≠ver 16.101.0.0 2016-04-11
    PRO A10-8850: ASUS A88X-PRO, PRO A10-8850B with AMD Rade¬≠on‚ĄĘ R7 Gra¬≠phics, 2x4096 DDR3-2133 RAM, 228GB SSD Dri¬≠ve (Non-rota¬≠ting), Micro¬≠soft Win¬≠dows 10 Pro, Gra¬≠phics dri¬≠ver 15.301.1201.0 2015-12-22
  2. PCMark 8 Home Accelerated:
    7th Gene¬≠ra¬≠ti¬≠on AMD A12-9800 vs. Intel i5-6500: Test¬≠ing by AMD Per¬≠for¬≠mance labs. PC manu¬≠fac¬≠tu¬≠r¬≠ers may vary con¬≠fi¬≠gu¬≠ra¬≠ti¬≠ons yiel¬≠ding dif¬≠fe¬≠rent results. PCMark¬ģ 8 v2 Home is used to simu¬≠la¬≠te sys¬≠tem per¬≠for¬≠mance; the 7th Gene¬≠ra¬≠ti¬≠on AMD A12-9800 scored 3483.25, while the Intel Core i5-6500 scored 3702 for a bench¬≠mark score com¬≠pa¬≠ri¬≠son of 3483.25/3466.5 = 1.00X or 100%. BRD‚ÄĎ6
    Sys¬≠tem Con¬≠fi¬≠gu¬≠ra¬≠ti¬≠ons: 7th Gene¬≠ra¬≠ti¬≠on AMD A12-9800: AMD ‚ÄúMyrt¬≠le‚ÄĚ refe¬≠rence plat¬≠form, 7th Gene¬≠ra¬≠ti¬≠on AMD A12-9800 with AMD Rade¬≠on‚ĄĘ R7 Gra¬≠phics, 2x4096 DDR4-2400 RAM, 228GB SSD Dri¬≠ve (Non-rota¬≠ting), Micro¬≠soft Win¬≠dows 10 Pro, Gra¬≠phics dri¬≠ver 16.101.0.0 2016-04-11
    Intel¬ģ Core‚ĄĘ i5-6500 CPU @ 3.20GHz: ASUS Z170‚ÄĎA, Intel¬ģ Core‚ĄĘ i5-6500 CPU @ 3.20GHz with Intel¬ģ HD Gra¬≠phics 530, 2x4096 DDR4-2133 RAM, 228GB SSD Dri¬≠ve (Non-rota¬≠ting), Micro¬≠soft Win¬≠dows 10 Pro, Gra¬≠phics dri¬≠ver 20.19.15.4380 20
  3. 3DMark 11 Performance:
    7th Gene¬≠ra¬≠ti¬≠on AMD A12-9800 vs. Intel i5-6500: Test¬≠ing by AMD Per¬≠for¬≠mance labs. PC manu¬≠fac¬≠tu¬≠r¬≠ers may vary con¬≠fi¬≠gu¬≠ra¬≠ti¬≠ons yiel¬≠ding dif¬≠fe¬≠rent results. 3DMark 11 Per¬≠for¬≠mance is used to simu¬≠la¬≠te gra¬≠phics per¬≠for¬≠mance; the 7th Gene¬≠ra¬≠ti¬≠on AMD A12-9800 scored 3521.25 while the Intel¬ģ Core i5-6500 scored 1765.75, for a bench¬≠mark score dif¬≠fe¬≠rence of 3521.25/1765.75 = 1.99X or 99% more. BRD‚ÄĎ5
    Sys¬≠tem Con¬≠fi¬≠gu¬≠ra¬≠ti¬≠ons: 7th Gene¬≠ra¬≠ti¬≠on AMD A12-9800: AMD ‚ÄúMyrt¬≠le‚ÄĚ refe¬≠rence plat¬≠form, 7th Gene¬≠ra¬≠ti¬≠on AMD A12-9800 with AMD Rade¬≠on‚ĄĘ R7 Gra¬≠phics, 2x4096 DDR4-2400 RAM, 228GB SSD Dri¬≠ve (Non-rota¬≠ting), Micro¬≠soft Win¬≠dows 10 Pro, Gra¬≠phics dri¬≠ver 16.101.0.0 2016-04-11
    Intel¬ģ Core‚ĄĘ i5-6500 CPU @ 3.20GHz: ASUS Z170‚ÄĎA, Intel¬ģ Core‚ĄĘ i5-6500 CPU @ 3.20GHz with Intel¬ģ HD Gra¬≠phics 530, 2x4096 DDR4-2133 RAM, 228GB SSD Dri¬≠ve (Non-rota¬≠ting), Micro¬≠soft Win¬≠dows 10 Pro, Gra¬≠phics dri¬≠ver 20.19.15.4380 2016-02-01

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