AMD debuted its processor roadmap for 2014, focusing on APUs for notebooks and tablets. It also included on its solutions an ARM chip that will handle dedicated security duties. The new SoCs are formerly known as Beema and Mullins and promise a cut in power consumption and an increase in graphics performance.
They also come with Android app support on Windows via Bluestacks. The low power mobile APUs for tablets offer twice the graphics performance per watt and almost twice the productivity performance per watt compared to the last year Temash chips. There will be 3 SoCs available initially, the E1 Micro-6200T dual core with a 3.95W TDP and a 1.4 GHz CPU and the A4 Micro-6400T, plus the A10 Micro-6700T quad core units.
Each of them have a 4.5 W TDP and run at 1.6 GHz and 2.2 GHz respectively. It’s clear what AMD wants here, especially since they claim that these models are three times more powerful in computing than Intel’s Atom CPUs and even offer better graphics performance than a Core i3. The extra ARM chip offers the TrustZone system via a secure Cortex A5 APU that splits each CPU into two virtual CPUs.
One of them is meant for online banking, antivirus apps, digital payment services and such.