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Chip-maker introduces A series of CPUs, which offer up to 4.4GHz AND 779 GFLOPS of computing power

AMD introduces next-gen processors

Following rival Intel’s unveiling of its Haswell CPUs at this year’s Computex show, AMD has revealed its own next-gen chips.

Formerly known as Richland, AMD’s desktop chips are recognised as the A4, A6, A8 and A10. The chips offer varying levels of performance, maxing out with the A10 that offers up to 4.4GHz and 4MB cache, in addition to 779 GFLOPS of processing power.

As APUs, the chips are a hybrid CPU and GPU, including Radeon’s HD 8000 series graphics on-board.

With the new A series, AMD promises a 21 per cent boost in graphics performance, whilst initial benchmark figures indicate an eight per cent overall performance increase compared to the previous Trinity generation of CPUs.

In an attempt to upstage Intel and its Haswell family of chips, AMD has also stated that its own 1.3 billion transistor die provides 42 per cent of space to graphic cores, beating out the estimated 31 per cent offered by Haswell.

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