AMD today announced their Brazos 2.0 APUs, also known as their 2012 AMD E-series APU. Brazos has actually been a major success for AMD, particularly in emerging markets, as it handily beats Intel’s Atom offerings and costs very little to manufacture. AMD has shipped over 30 million units, and there are over 160 different designs using Brazos. So what exactly is new in the world of Brazos for 2012? Not much, actually, other than names and model numbers. Here’s the short list of the new APUs: AMD E-Series APU for Essential Notebooks and Desktops APU Model GPU Model TDP CPU Cores CPU Clock (Max/Base) Radeon Cores GPU Clock (Max/Base) L2 Cache Max DDR3 E2-1800 HD 7340 18W 2 1.7GHz 80 680MHz/ 523MHz 1MB DDR3-1333 DDR3L1066 DDR3U-1066 E1-1200 HD 7310 18W 2 1.4GHz 80 500MHz 1MB DDR3-1066 DDR3L-1066 DDR3U-1066 E-450 HD 6320 18W 2 1.65GHz 80 600MHz/ 508Mhz 1MB DDR3-1333 DDR3L1066 DDR3U-1066 E-350 HD 6310 18W 2 1.6GHz 80 492MHz 1MB DDR3-1066 DDR3L-1066 DDR3U-1066 E-300 HD 6310 18W 2 1.3GHz 80 488MHz 1MB DDR3-1066 DDR3L-1066 DDR3U-1066 E-240 HD 6310 18W 1 1.5GHz 80 500MHz 512KB DDR3-1066 DDR3L-1066 DDR3U-1066 If that looks strikingly similar to the current E-series APUs, that’s because...

Previewing AMD's Brazos, Part 1: More Details on Zacate/Ontario and Fusion

I hate to keep things from you all, but last week I was diligently working in a room at AMD’s new campus in Austin, Texas. You see, AMD wanted...

115 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/9/2010

AMD's Zacate APU Performance Update

It’s 12:43AM and I just got back into my hotel room. I spent the past few hours in AMD’s suite a block from IDF trying to get to the...

104 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/15/2010

AMD Benchmarks Zacate APU

Update: We've spent more time with Zacate and have some more accurate performance comparisons here. It's tradition for AMD to have an off-site meeting place during IDF week and this...

66 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/13/2010

AMD Reveals Competitive Fusion APU TDPs: 9W for netbooks, 18W for notebooks

After the ATI acquisition AMD announced it would be creating a new category of microprocessors that featured integrated ATI GPUs. AMD called these hybrid CPU/GPUs Accelerated Processing Units (APUs...

30 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/7/2010

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