AMD's new laptop chips inspired by mobile devices, gaming consoles

AMD will bring to laptops features like gesture recognition and video mirroring through its A-series processors

By , IDG News Service |  Hardware

The new Richland chips include quad-core A10 and A8 quad-core chips and dual-core A6 and A4 chips that operate at speeds between 3.1GHz and 3.5GHz. The quad-core chips have 4MB of cache, while the dual-core chips have 1MB cache. The chips use 35 watts of power. Pricing for the chips was not immediately available.

While 35 watts chips are considered power hungry for laptops, AMD will announce low-power A-series variants later this year.

Agam Shah covers PCs, tablets, servers, chips and semiconductors for IDG News Service. Follow Agam on Twitter at @agamsh. Agam's e-mail address is agam_shah@idg.com

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