AMD has shown off a multitude of new products at CES, including its “most powerful APUs ever” and an award-winning tablet/controller hybrid.
Codenamed ‘Kaveri’, the AMD A10 7860K and 7700K APUs are the first such components to include Heterogeneous System Architecture (HAS), a technology which allows computer components to work together more efficiently, TrueAudio technology and the Mantle API for gaming.
The APUs are now shipping in desktops, with pre-orders available from today, while notebooks based on the hardware will arrive in first half of this year.
AMD also revealed the Discovery Project (pictured): a tablet, game controller and productivity dock hybrid running on the firm’s ‘Mullins’ APU and designed for high-end performance. The Project was awarded with two CES Innovations Awards, and is being showcased in the 2014 CES Innovation Showcase.
Nvidia’s G-Sync technology was announced a few months ago, and now AMD has revealed its plans to release similar technology focused on providing variable frame rates to PC and mobile users.
FreeSync, unlike G-Sync, doesn’t require any additional hardware to provide power-saving and variable VBLANK – the support is already built into all of AMD’s modern GPUs. The technology is currently under work, but will cost nothing when released – hence the name.