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AMD introduces faster and more power-efficient A4, A6, A8 and A10 chips for laptops

By , IDG News Service |  Hardware

The graphics capabilities are "console-like," and 88 percent faster than the previous-generation chips, AMD said. The new chips are also up to 25 percent more power efficient.

Laptops will be able to deliver around six hours of battery life for watching high-definition video, and nine hours or more when browsing the Web, according to internal measurements by AMD.

The chips, which are based on the Jaguar core, will compete against Intel's Core i3 and Pentium processors, which usually go into low-cost laptops. Intel is set to release new fourth-generation Core i3 processors code-named Haswell in June.

The Kabini lineup includes the A6-5200 chip, which runs at 2GHz and draws 25 watts of power, and the quad-core A4-5000, which runs at 1.5GHz and draws 15 watts of power. The company also announced dual-core E1 and E2 chips, which have clock speeds between 1GHz and 1.65GHz, and draw between 9 and 15 watts of power.

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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