The new A Series and E series previously code-named Bristol Ridge and Stoney Ridge, respectively are targeted at next-generation laptops.The new chips have DirectX 12 graphics support, AMD FreeSync, and AMD Dual Graphics technologies.

At AMD, we are inspired to make every second people use their PC more immersive, productive, and energy efficient, said Jim Anderson, senior vice president and general manager of computing and graphics at AMD, in a statement.

We love the PC, and we show it in the compelling mobile experiences made possible by our 7th Generation AMD FX, A-Series, and E-Series 2 AMD Advanced Power Management   APM technology boosts performance to th Generation AMD A-Series Processors enable a premium Microsoft th Generation AMD FX and A-Series Processors, which are the culmination of our ongoing pursuit of leadership graphics and computing capabilities in the most energy efficient processor designs.

The A-Series processors use Excavator x86 central processing unit cores for high-speed computing, plus built-in Radeon graphics.

AMD isn t going for the highest performance or priced solutions out there with their new 7th generation APUs, said Patrick Moorhead, analyst at Moor Insights & Strategy.

The 7th generation APU is exciting, but what the industry is holding its breath for is Zen, but I don t expect to see that in big volumes until 2017.

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