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Buying a New Computer: How to Choose the Right Processor

AMDA PRESENTS BUYING A NEW COMPUTER Buying a new computer is a big decision and we know that understanding the “geek speak" can be difficult. After allI, we design one of many devices' most complex parts – the processor. And, though it may seem confusing when you're staring at a line of computers at the store or comparing several options online, finding the right processor really is one of the most important decisions you'll make when choosing your new computer and is a great place to start. HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT PROCESSOR Why, you may ask? THIS IS A PROCESSOR AMDA EVERY COMPUTING DEVICE HAS A PROCESSOR Industry experts estimate that there will be': %3D billion PCs in use globally by 2016 3D950million %3D tablets in use globally by 2016 billion smartphones in use globally by 2016 Processors read your keystrokes, clicks, and finger swipes as a set of instructions - like a to do list - for anything you want your device to do. THEY HELP YOU DO THE THINGS YOU LOVE and some you maybe don't... MOST POPULAR NOTEBOOK PC-BASED ONLINE ACTIVITIES? 89% 75% 63% 64% 64% 55% viewing videos reading news online banking social networking web searches email THERE ARE DIFFERENT KINDS OF PROCESSORS CPU GPU 00000 The graphics processing unit, or GPU, first introduced in 1999. The central processing unit, or CPU, first introduced in 1978. A CPU IS LIKE THE LEFT BRAIN A GPU IS LIKE THE RIGHT BRAIN CREATIVITY, ARTS, EMOTIONS ANALYTICAL/LOGICAL NUMERICAL COMPUTATION AND VISUAL ATTENTION GOOD FOR: GOOD FOR: SPREADSHEETS DATABASES WEB BROWSING GAMING APU The accelerated processing unit, or APU, first introduced in 2011. An APU combines a CPU and GPU on one small chip, leveraging the benefits of both to create a more efficient and faster processor - like unlocking both sides of the brain. APUS are good for all the tasks a CPU and GPU excel at, plus: Outstanding visual experience and fast performance, so your videos and photos look amazing, your apps load quickly and run smoothly More energy efficient, giving you more battery life Smaller than either a CPU or GPU, enabling smaller, sleeker designs for your next device AMD APUS ENABLE A BETTER COMPUTING EXPERIENCE Today you'll find AMD APUS in tablets, 2-in-1s, convertible PCs, notebooks, desktops and even the latest gaming consoles. All AMD APUS offer: AMD Radeon™ Graphics See every beautiful detail of photos, movies and games with phenomenal performance. AMD Wireless Display Share content wirelessly in no time with other Wi-Fi certified Miracast devices. AMD AIIDay Power For mobile products, of course. Browse the Web, play games, watch streaming video unplugged for hours. AMD Perfect Picture HD* Bring your images to life in vivid color with enhanced resolution and contrast. AMD Internet and App Acceleration Work and play faster with responsive performance, on and offline AMD Quick Stream Technology Enjoy online videos virtually interruption free. VISIT AMD.COM to find where to buy these and other AMD-based PCs and learn about how AMD technologies can help enhance your life FOOTNOTES: 1. Source: IDC WW Quarterly PC Tracker, Installed Base, September, 2013; IDC Worldwida Quarterly Tablot Trackor, Installed Base, 02, 2013; IDC Worldwide Quarterly Mobila Phone Tracker, Installod Baso, 02, 2013 2. Source: IDC ConsumerScape 360' WW Consumers, Personal Use, July 2013. PC n=2,366 3. AMD Wireless Display technology provides the ability to wirelesshy display local screen content onto a remote screen with low latency and automatic upscaling of video and graphics. AMD Wireless Display technology is enabled on select systoms with AMDAPUS and requires Windows 8 and Wi-Fi certifiad Miracast" receiver aquipment. Confirm capabilities with system manufacturer before purchase 4. AMD Perfect Picture HO is a an image, video processing and display technology that features advanced de- interlacing, dynamic contrast adjustment, color vibrancy, noise reduction and edge enhancement that provides brilliant colors and sharp images for smooth playback of Blu-ray and other HD content on your PC 5. AMD App Acceleration is a set of technologies designed to improve video quality and enhance application performance. Full enablement of some features requires support for OpenCL" or DirectCompute (induding AMD's Unified Video Decoder (UVD). Not all products have all features and full enablement of some capabilities and may require complementary products. 6. AMD Quick Stream is a technology designed to prioritize video streaming over other activities requiring Internet bandwidth for a smooth, uninterrupted video stream. AMD Quick Stream technology is available on select PCs and requires Windows"7. Not all features may be supported on all systems - check with your system manufacturer for specific model capabiities and supported technologies. © 2014 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. All rights reserved. AMD, the AMD Arrow logo, Radeon and combinations thereof are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. in the United States and/or other jurisdictions. Other names are for informational purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Buying a New Computer: How to Choose the Right Processor

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1.76 billion PCs will be in use worldwide by 2016, and each one will be powered by a processor – aka the brains of the computer. But when shopping for a new computer, how do you know which processor...


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