Here’s a rundown on what they talked about:
•Launching HD 8000M series graphics processors for notebooks. Increasing performance by 25% in all categories compared to a year ago. Will be shipping with OEMs this year.
•In APUs – accelerated processing units, which include both graphics processing and and CPU – Su bring out an Asus exec to show off a new notebook using the system form Asus – the U38 ultrathin, to be specific. Su also showed off an HP notebook using AMD’s APU chip.
•Su discussed a line of APUs called Richland, which provides 20%-40% performance improvement from 2012. Specifically targets sleek and light designs. Can do things like facial recognition for security logins; gesture control; screen mirroring. (Intel announced some similar capability earlier today.)
•In the low power space, they are focused on a line of APUs called Kabini. This is a quad-core x86 based system on a chip, targeted at ultra-thin and small form factor PCs. Su is comparing a Kabini with an Intel Core i3 processor; the demo shows Kabini running much faster. Systems with Kabini will appear in first half of 2013
•Next, focus on tablet form factor, with a processor called Temash. Up to 100% more performance than Hondo, the predecessor chip. Fastest x86 SOC available for tablets. Runs Windows 8 easily. Su shows Hondo outperforming a tablet based on an Intel Clover Trail tablet; but remember that Hondo is the current generation. Temash can run full 1080p.
•In passing, she mentions Kaveri is a new line that will succeed Richland in the second half of this year.
•One last thing: the company is partnering with Vizio on multiple form factors, including notebooks, all-in-ones and tablets. Today Vizio announced a 24-inch all-in-one with touch. They announced two thin and light laptops, in 14 and 15.6 inch sizes. Last but not least, Vizio unveiled today an AMD-powered 11.6-inch tablet PC, with full Windows 8, and 1080p touch screen display.