At Computex 2016 AMD presented the seventh generation of the series processors AMD FX, A and E, which pushed the low end slightly higher. Also was introduced and the new graphics card Radeon RX 480, which, like many of the products of this week, is aimed at the market for virtual reality.
AMD announces new Bristol Ridge processors – FX, A12 and A10 – and a new series Stoney Ridge – A9, A6 and E2. These processors of low grade now use the same mobile optimized Excavator cores that use more expensive processors, including new AMD Bristol Ridge.
AMD even compares the new AMD A9-9410 with Intel Pentium 4450U or even i3-6100U in terms of performance. But chips Stoney Ridge undoubtedly still lagging behind in terms of productivity compared to their Bristol Ridge. Just one example is that all Stoney Ridge chips have only two cores, rather than four.
Of course, AMD has not only target the budget market, especially when it comes to graphics. Radeon RX 480 is the first GPU, which uses a new architecture based on AMD Polaris technology.
Radeon RX 480 will start from 29 June with prices starting at $199 for configuration with 4 GB VRAM. Others VR-compatible graphics will cost about $500, says AMD.