Not to be outdone, AMD launched a new processor line of its own, though these target power-stingy laptops rather than hulking desktop towers.
AMD’s new Carrizo chips combine four of the company’s Excavator CPU cores with an additional eight Radeon graphics cores, all integrated onto a single piece of silicon optimized for a 15W TDP. Carrizo’s entire design philosophy revolves around lowering power requirements, and to that end, it includes a dedicated hardware decoder for movies encoded with HEVC in order to deliver five more hours of 1080p video streaming compared of AMD’s older chips.
Even better? You can already find laptops from Asus, Acer, HP, Lenovo, and Toshiba with Carrizo inside.