AMD prepares E1-1500 APU
AMD Brazos 2.0 platform, along with E1-1200 and E2-1800 Accelerated Processing Units, was introduced in June of this year. Shortly after the launch it was reported that slightly faster APU, called E2-2000, will be coming in the 4th quarter. Unfortunately, according to Fudzilla, AMD changed the plans, and the E2-2000 will not be available this year. The processor still stays on AMD roadmap, and the company also plans a successor to E1-1200, that will be dubbed as E1-1500.
All E1- and E2-Series APUs share the same basic specifications, such as dual-core design, 1 MB L2 cache, DDR3-1333 memory support, integrated Radeon HD GPU with 80 shaders, and 18 Watt TDP. The differences between future and current parts are in the operating frequencies of the CPU and GPU units.
AMD E1-1500 will run at 1.48 GHz, and will have on-chip GPU clocked at 529 MHz. Both clocks are about 6% higher than CPU and GPU base frequencies of the E1-1200 processor.
The E2-2000 product, with CPU cores clocked at 1.75 GHz and HD 7340 GPU clocked at 538 MHz, will offer only 3% better performance than the E2-1800. This part will also support graphics Turbo feature, that will have 3% higher maximum speed than similar feature on the E2-1800.
Specifications of current and future E-Series APUs from Brazos 2.0 platform are provided below (unreleased processors are in bold):
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