AMD launches next generation chipsets for desktop users
The new range -- A Series Accelerated Processing Units (APU) -- is available at prices ranging from Rs 3,000 to Rs 8,000.
"While many say PCs are dying, we believe we are at the dawn of a new era in computing. The new generation of APUs provide a combination of processing speed, multiple compute cores and discrete-level graphic capabilities, making it an excellent platform for gamers and PC enthusiasts alike," AMD India Managing Director Ravi Swaminathan said.
Unlike a traditional processor, APUs are designed to accelerate one or more types of computations. This may include graphics or similar specialised processing system.
As per an IAMAI report, gamers constitute over 41 per cent of the total active internet users in India.
Some industry reports suggest the Indian gaming sector achieved revenues of Rs 1,300 crore last year.
"The PC market growth is driven by high broadband penetration, enabling distribution of better gaming content. In line is the demand for devices and processors which support the requirements of these gaming enthusiasts and that is a market we are aggressively targeting," he said.
AMD aims to offer rich graphics/gaming experience to entry and mainstream users as well, who would otherwise not invest in a dedicated graphics processors (GPUs), he said.
"While enthusiasts and professional gamers continue to use dedicated GPUs, mainstream and value users can also now enjoy good gaming experience at affordable
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