Tech-enthusiasts, hardcore gamers and mainstream consumers will now be benefited with new built in security protection processors. The new accelerated processing units (APU) and graphics processing units (GPU) unveiled by AMD is suited for mobile devices and cloud services which are rapidly changing the face of computer industry, and increased threats to privacy and security. Anti-virus protection alone is no longer sufficient to keep the system secure. AMD Secure Technology brings built-in security system that puts the protection right on the processor.
According to the press release, the all new AMD 7000 series APUs formerly code named as ‘Carrizo-L’ and part of the ‘Carrizo’ platform offers support for Microsoft DirectX 12 and Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 10 operating system. Microsoft DirectX is a group of technologies designed to make Windows based computers an ideal platform for running and displaying applications rich in multimedia elements such as full-colour graphics, video, 3D animation, and rich audio. DirectX includes security and performance updates, along with many new features across all technologies, which can be accessed by applications using the DirectX APIs.
Adding further, “The AMD 7000 series APU is a system on chip that deliver innovative computing to improve how you work, play and relax, in a cost efficient manner. APUs combines a power-efficient CPU, an advanced GPU, an AMD Secure Processor and system I/O on a single energy efficient chip to prolong battery life and enable uninterrupted video streaming making it suitable for notebook and all in one application.”
In the GPU category, AMD launched is the AMD Radeon M300 and 300 Series. The AMD Radeon M300 series is for mobile graphic processing units whereas the AMD Radeon 300 series is for desktop graphics applications. According to the release, both the GPUs are based on the AMD Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture, which offer full support for Direct X 12 for outstanding game and compute performance.