Subject: Mobile | January 9, 2013 - 05:22 PM | Ryan Shrout
Tagged: video, z-60, vizio, Temash, ces 2013, CES, APU, amd
While Josh taps away on a story about the updates to AMD's roadmap announced at CES this week, we stopped by the Experience Zone to see what demonstrations we could get our hands on. We ran into Chris who showed us two new interesting products. The first was an AMD Z-60 based tablet from Vizio running Modern Warfare 2 at high image quality settings compared to a currently selling Intel Clovertrail design. Where the AMD system had no issues and could play the game very smoothly, the other was running at an awful frame rate and with obvious visual glitches.
Secondly, and maybe more impressive, was the prototype tablet AMD showed using the upcoming Temash APU. Due out in Q2 of this year, Temash is an APU based on Jaguar CPU cores and GCN GPU cores - the first GCN based APU. They demoed an early unit running DiRT Showdown at 1080p (at low quality settings) and I found the visuals to be quite impressive! It looks like 2013 might turn out to be a better year for AMD in the mobile space than many expected.
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