AMD Expands Elite Mobility APU Line-Up with New Quad-Core Processor

New AMD A-Series APU delivers entry-level quad-core performance plus AMD Radeon HD graphics for tablets, hybrids and small-screen touch notebooks


Madrid — Sept. 11, 2013 — AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced a new addition to its 2013 Elite Mobility processor family, expanding the options available for anyone seeking crystal-clear HD entertainment, power efficiency, and accelerated performance in small screen touch notebooks, tablets, and hybrids. The AMD Elite Quad-Core A4-1350 accelerated processor is the second quad-core accelerated processing unit (APU) in this category, with an estimated average power at or below 3 watts for many common use cases1. The new APU is expected to begin shipping to customers in October,2013. Other AMD Elite Mobility APUs are available in systems today, including the HP Pavilion11TouchSmart and the Acer Aspire V5.

“Following the tremendous reception from customers to the launch of our 2013 Elite Mobility APUs, we are excited to strengthen our portfolio with the addition of the A4-1350,” said Bernd Lienhard, corporate vice president, AMD Client Business Unit. “With quad-core performance, AMD Radeon™ HD graphics and long battery life, the A4-1350 is an ideal solution for new form factors like hybrid and convertible PCs.”

Delivering high-quality HD media and gaming experiences in small-screen touch and emerging form factors elevates AMD Elite Mobility APUs to a class of their own. Available in dual- and quad-core configurations, the series combines “Jaguar” x86 central processing unit (CPU) cores with Graphics Core Next AMD Radeon™ HD 8000 Series graphics. Key performance metrics for the AMD Elite Mobility family include:

  • Up to 172 percent more CPU performance-per-watt and up to 212 percent better graphics performance-per-watt than the previous generation2,3;
  • Up to 12 hours of resting battery life4;
  • Up to 45 percent longer battery life and nearly five times more GPU performance than the competition5, 6.


Elite User Experiences from AMD

In addition to its unique performance capabilities, the AMD A4-1350 APU is expressly designed to not only support media- and graphics-intensive workloads, but also a range of connectivity and user interface options that enhance the PC experience, including:

  • AMD Radeon™ Graphics with DirectX® 11.1 support — Enjoy discrete-level performance for crisp & sharp photos, movies and games.
  • AMD Dock Port — Use up to four external monitors and sync to other devices through a single connection. 
  • AMD AllDay™ Power — Stay unplugged with long battery life.
  • AMD Start Now technology7— Boot up or resume from hibernate in seconds.


Availability and Technical Details

The AMD A4-1350 APU is expected to begin shipping to customers in October 2013 for use in small-screen touch notebooks, tablets, and hybrids 13-inches and below. Technical details for this new processor are as follows:

APU Model

AMD Radeon™                          Brand


CPU Cores

CPU Clock (Max/Base)

AMD Radeon™             Cores

GPU Clock (Max/Base)

L2 Cache

Max DDR3


HD 8210



1.0 GHz






Along with 2013 Elite Mobility APUs, two other families complete the 2013 AMD Mobility APU line-up:

  • The 2013 AMD Mainstream APU (codenamed “Kabini”) – the first and only quad-core x86 SoC solution for entry-level and small screen touch notebooks;  
  • Low power and standard watt versions of the 2013 AMD Elite Performance APU (formerly codenamed “Richland”) – offer the best graphics and compute in a performance APU for premium ultrathin, traditional and performance notebooks.


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