AMD to Demonstrate Next Generation PC Experience Powered by AMD Fusion APU Codenamed “Zacate”

September 11, 2010 | 15:38

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— Sneak peek of stunning HD video streaming, immersive
online gaming, and accelerated Internet browsing
on “Zacate” APU-based platforms slated for next week —

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Sept. 10, 2010 — Next week in San Francisco, AMD (NYSE: AMD) will unveil the first North America public demonstrations of its AMD Fusion Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) codenamed “Zacate,” a new dual-core, 18-watt TDP processor containing discrete-level graphics capabilities on die and designed to dramatically improve the user’s PC experience. Targeting value and mainstream notebooks and desktops, “Zacate” APU-based platforms bring many of the vivid digital computing experiences once reserved for high-end PCs into the opening price points of the mainstream segment.

What: Demonstrations of the experience consumers can expect to see early in 2011 from a broad range of mainstream notebook and desktop PCs based on the AMD Fusion APU codenamed “Zacate”, including:

· Full HD streaming online video, showcasing the versatility of the “Zacate” APU-based platform to handle the most demanding multimedia tasks

· Immersive online gaming with high image-quality settings, demonstrating the DirectX® 11-compliant “Zacate” APU-based platform

· Preview of accelerated Internet browsing, showing how “Zacate” APU-based platforms support the future of GPU-enabled web browsing today and how these platforms perform side-by-side against currently available AMD- and Intel processor-based notebooks

When: Monday, September 13 through Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Where: San Francisco, CA

Who: Senior AMD executives and engineers responsible for AMD Fusion APUs

Throughout the week of September 13, 2010, AMD executives will provide frequent blog posts at on the company’s demonstrations as well as commentary on new developments in the CPU, GPU and APU markets. The first two updates cover the consumer PC market and the software developer ecosystem.

For those in the community who wish to learn more about the demonstrations, please follow AMD on Twitter at @AMDUnprocessed, or on Facebook at

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