AMD's Fusion frenzy continues with the introduction of refreshed C and E-Series accelerated processing units (APUs) for mobile platforms, such as ultrathins, value oriented notebooks, and netbooks, and also for low power all-in-one (AIO) machines and desktop PCs. The new APUs add support for DDR3-1333 memory and HDMI 1.4a, and offer faster performance and longer battery life.
There are three new APUs in all, starting with the flagship E-450. This dual-core chip replaces the E-350 on top of the E-Series totem pole and is clocked at 1.65GHz. It has an 18W TDP and Radeon HD 6320 graphics clocked at 508MHz (base) and 600MHz (maximum). Resting battery life is rated at 10.58 hours, and according to AMD, the E-450 outpaces the E-350 in 3DMark Vantage by up to 36 percent.
The other new addition to the E-Series lineup is the E-300. This dual-core part jumps ahead of the single-core E-240 and is clocked at 1.3GHz. It has an 18W TDP, Radeon HD 6310 graphics clocked at 488MHz, and 9.5 hours of resting battery life. AMD's internal benchmarking shows the E-300 performing up to 42 percent better in 3DMark Vantage than the E-240.
Finally AMD also added a new top-end C-Series chip for notebooks. The new C-60 is yet another dual-core chip, this one clocked at 1GHz base with a max clockspeed of 1.33GHz. It boasts HD 6290 graphics clocked at 276MHz (base) / 400MHz (max), a 9W TDP, and a whopping 12 hours of resting battery life. AMD says the C-60 scores up to 10 percent higher in 3DMark Vantage than the C-50.