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Harness the Power of DirectX® 11 Harness the Power of DirectX® 11.
Steady VideoGorgeous HD entertainment and ultra-realistic 3D gaming, thanks to AMD Steady Video Technology¹ and Image Enhance for Brilliant HD performance.
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Dual GraphicsUltimate multitasking with quad-core power and dual graphics capability. MD Dual-Graphics² can boost visual performance up to 123%³.
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Knowledge. Knowledge is Power. The new "Introduction to the AMD Accelerated Processing Unit (APU)" interactive course shows how the AMD APU can help make a PC smaller, faster, sharper, and smarter.
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  How to Sell the AMD Quad-Core A8 Series APU
AMD Quad-Core A8 Series APU AMD’s new Quad-Core A8 Series APU—featuring AMD Turbo CORE4 technology and 400 AMD Radeon™ Cores for Brilliant HD Performance—enables stunning HD experiences, blistering AMD Dual Graphics power and killer Direct X® 11 gaming capabilities.

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APU 101: The Future of Heterogeneous Computing
APU 101Heterogeneous computing brings together the best of both CPUs and GPUs—all in lower and lower power envelopes for smaller and smaller form factors with longer and longer battery life—to drive faster and more powerful processor designs and improve user experiences.

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AMD Dual Graphics: Increasing Performance
AMD Dual GraphicsThe AMD APU integrates a full discrete-class Microsoft DirectX® 11-capable AMD Radeon™ HD GPU with the CPU on a single die. But what if you need a little more graphics performance? The answer is AMD Dual Graphics Technology.

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A Duel for Visual Supremacy, announcing PowerColor AMD Radeon™ HD6870X2
RadeonHD 6870 X2There’s nothing like feeling the power of your system come alive with industry’s latest visuals. With PowerColor’s newest dual GPU graphics card, you’ll be able to harness the power and bring your visuals to life. The extra GPU unleashes the performance limits on what’s possible on a single video card.

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1. AMD Steady Video is a technology designed to eliminate shakes and jitters during the playback of home video. Users may turn on this technology via the AMD Catalyst Control Center™ or the VISION Engine Control Center application. AMD Steady Video will work with content that can run on Adobe® Flash® Player 10.2 (and later versions) or on any player which has been programmed to use AMD’s decode acceleration (DXVA) engine. AMD Steady Video is not designed to (a) isolate overlays, logos or captions, or (b) improve the playback of letter boxed, premium/commercial, or interlaced content. AMD Steady Video is only recommended for use with videos that contain unwanted shakes and jitters.

2. AMD Radeon™ Dual Graphics requires an AMD “A” series APU plus an AMD Radeon™ discrete graphics configuration and is available on Windows® 7 Professional, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows® 7 Home Premium, and/or Windows® 7 Home Basic OS. Linux OS supports manual switching which requires restart of X-Server to engage and/or disengage the discrete graphics processor for dual graphics capabilities. With AMD Radeon™ Dual Graphics, full enablement of all discrete graphics video and display features may not be supported on all systems and may depend on the master device to which the display is connected. AMD Radeon™ “D” series and AMD Radeon™ “A2” Dual Graphics series do not support AMD Eyefinity technology Check with your component or system manufacturer for specific mode capabilities and supported technologies.

3. Testing done in AMD Performance Labs using 3DMark Vantage – Performance Benchmark as a metric for visual performance, in the best of 3 runs. The AMD A8 APU-based system scored 4038 marks while the AMD A8 APU-based Dual Graphics system scored 9021 marks. All scores rounded to the nearest whole number. The AMD A8 Dual Graphics-based system consists of an AMD Quad-Core A8-3850 APU with AMD Radeon™ HD 6690D2 Dual Graphics (AMD Radeon HD 6550 Discrete-Class graphics plus AMD Radeon™ HD 6670 discrete graphics), 8GB DDR3-1600 system memory, a Real SSD C300 hard drive (256G) and Microsoft Windows Ultimate 64-bit. DTLY-I74. AMD Turbo- CORE technology only available on select AMD A-Series models

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