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MWC: AMD claims Turbo Dock boosts APU performance by 40 percent

While the keyboard dock boosts battery capacity
Thu Feb 28 2013, 09:00

CHIP DESIGNER AMD has presented some more information on its Turbo Dock technology at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona this week.


AMD announced its Turbo Dock last week on the eve of MWC, claiming the Temash accelerated processor unit (APU) chip will be overclocked when the tablet is plugged into the keyboard dock.

Now AMD has added that the Temash A6-1450 APU will see its performance boosted by up to 40 percent when the tablet is plugged into its keyboard dock.

According to AMD, the quad-core Temash chips delivers twice the performance of the previous generation Hondo chips that were shown off to journalists last September. However the firm isn't relying on outright performance to sell Temash processors, as there was very little wrong with the Hondo chips when it came to benchmarks.

Instead AMD is hoping to sell its APUs with a supporting cast of technologies and is now saying that its Turbo Dock technology will not only boost performance but when the tablet is connected to the keyboard dock, its battery life will also be increased, something that could attract business users. According to AMD the transition from a tablet to what effectively becomes a laptop with its Turbo Dock attached is seamless.

AMD is expected to have Temash out in the second quarter, though finished tablets might take a little while longer to appear on store shelves. µ


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