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AMD A-Series Overview A Versatile PC Experience

A Versatile PC Experience

AMD A-Series Accelerated Processing Units combine the performance of multicore AMD AthlonTM technology and the unprecedented power of AMD RadeonTM HD graphics technology. With dual-core and quad-core options, you can build a versatile PC suited for the best video experience, the best accelerated application experience, or the best PC gaming experience… all with a single processor and only from AMD.

Get an AMD A-Series APU in your system!

AMD RadeonTM HD Graphics The Best Just Got Better

The Best Just Got Better.

Get everything you ever wanted out of your graphics - crisp & sharp photos, movies and games with the phenomenal discrete-level performance of AMD RadeonTM HD Graphics.

DirectX® Capabilities High-Speed, High-Fidelity Gaming & Computing

High-Speed, High-Fidelity Gaming & Computing

Featuring technologies like Compute Shaders, Direct2D, Multithreaded Rendering and Tessellation, DirectX® 11 can enable not just more visually stunning games, but significant performance improvements in some of your favorite Web sites and everyday applications.

The GPU isn't just for games. Harnessing DirectX 11's Direct2D features, the latest AMD RadeonTM HD graphics cards can supercharge Microsoft® Internet Explorer 9 or Mozilla Firefox® 4.0 for faster browsing and more readable text.

Other features, such as DirectX Video Acceleration (DXVA), are supported by AMD RadeonTM products to enable smoother video playback, superior colors, sharper images, and lower CPU utilization for more power-efficient MKV, DivX®, Adobe® Flash® and Blu-ray playback.

Dual Graphics Capability The Power of Two

The Power of Two

Push graphics and gaming performance to the extreme with the power of two - AMD RadeonTM Dual Graphics.

Only AMD RadeonTM Dual Graphics combines two powerful RadeonTM DirectX 11-enabled graphics processors to provide the ultimate gaming performance boost when you need it. Experience gaming at higher resolutions with greater image quality and boost visual performance when you combine a Quad-Core AMD APU for desktops with the AMD RadeonTM HD graphics card.2

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Best Video Experience

AMD A8 accelerated processors combine quad-core performance with AMD RadeonTM HD 6550D GPU horsepower to accelerate video for smoother more vibrant video playback on many of your favorite applications. With unique AMD features such as AMD Steady Video, AMD Picture Perfect HD and AMD Video Accelerator, popular playback applications can be even better.

  • AMD Steady Video helps smooth and stabilize Web and home video1
  • AMD Picture Perfect HD enhances color and contrast of photos and videos2
  • AMD Video Accelerator can enhance the visual quality of your videos
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Adobe Flash Player

Accelerate one of the most commonly used video codecs. The same GPU-based decode engines that are used to offload CPU decoding of Blu-rays can now be used to decode H.264 encoded Flash video. With PCs powered by AMD A-Series APUs, your video can be enhanced for a more enjoyable viewing experience.

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CyberLink PowerDVD 11

PowerDVD 11 is the ultimate universal media player that extends your viewing experience beyond just movies. Play Blu-ray discs, DVDs, video files, music, and now you can even view photos, all from one universal player.

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ArcSoft TotalMedia Theatre 5 - SimHD

Your all-in-one player for PCs plays back Blu-ray and DVD discs, AVCHD, high-definition files and videos on a UPnP server or online. You can also watch DVD at near HD quality with SimHD® and turn your regular 2D photos and videos into 3D with Sim3D™. Support for internal subtitles, multiple audio tracks and bit streaming audio in MKV files is now included.

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Corel WinDVD Pro 11

Corel® WinDVD® Pro 11 is an advanced 2D and 3D video software player that offer support for the latest video formats and is able to leverage VISION Technology from AMD to help deliver high-intensity Blu-ray 3D™ playback, 2D to 3D DVD conversion, superior sound and long battery performance on laptops. Bring Hollywood home with WinDVD Pro 11!

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GET DIVX ACCELERATED

Enjoy stunning DivX® and DivX Plus® HD (MKV) movie playback with the free DivX Player and DivX Web Player. With a PC powered by VISION Technology from AMD, DivX Accelerated™ solutions let you enjoy smooth HD video playback while freeing up the brains of your computer for other tasks.

Best Gaming Experience

AMD A8 processors destroy the competition with triple the performance while playing Battlefield 3!3 AMD A8 accelerated processors combine quad-core performance with AMD RadeonTM HD 6550D GPU horsepower to deliver best-in-class gaming experience. With support for DirectX 11, multiple monitor support thanks to AMD Eyefinity technology and an optionally unlocked CPU, your gaming experience can be even better.5

  • Enjoy brilliant, vivid detail with DirectX® 11 technology
  • Get the visual advantage of multiple monitors with AMD Eyefinity technology5
  • Optional unlocked Black Edition accelerated processors give you a big boost in performance and speed4
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Deus Ex: Human Revolution

With full support for DirectX® 11 and AMD Eyefinity, this game pushes the technological envelope with AMD RadeonTM graphics.5

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DiRT Showdown

With AMD A8 accelerated processors, you'll enjoy brilliant, vivid detail with DirectX® 11 technology while you see your competitors eat dust on multiple monitors with AMD Eyefinity technology.5

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Battlefield 3TM

When you play Battlefield 3TM on PCs with AMD A8 accelerated processors, hyper-realistic graphics, overclockable speed and DirectX® 11 technology ensures you'll have a truly pulse-pounding experience.4,5

Best Productivity Experience

Make memories, take photos, get great value when you edit with AMD

Make photos that really POP when editing and sharing with AMD A8 accelerated processors. AMD Perfect Picture HD can help improve some of your favorite photo applications to bring stunning clarity to your pictures so memories remain bright and vibrant forever.6

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Microsoft PowerPoint 2010

Microsoft® PowerPoint® 2010 gives you more ways to create and share dynamic presentations with your audience than ever before. Exciting new audio and visual capabilities help you tell a crisp, cinematic story that's as easy to create as it is powerful to watch. With new and improved tools for video and photo editing, dramatic new transitions and realistic animation, you can add polish to presentations that will captivate your audience.

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Corel WinZIP 16

Backed by superior technology, including optimization for the AMD Accelerated Parallel Processing Unit (APU) and other technologies, WinZip has evolved into far more than just a powerful zipping utility. It takes compression to the next step with a set of complimentary tools designed to help you share more, connect more and protect your work. It's easy with WinZip!

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Nuvixa StagePresence

Nuvixa StagePresenceTM is a simple and free app enabling a salesperson, presenter or educator to utilize their PC to truly immerse themselves in their presentation materials or digital content. Delivering an 'in the room' experience improving attention and retention when presenting to remote audiences, our algorithmic breakthroughs make ingenious use of 3D cameras like Microsoft Kinect plus OpenCLTM and AMD technology and products for optimized performance.

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AMD System Monitor

AMD System Monitor is designed to display information about your system's AMD products, and illustrate how your PC handles different GPU and x86 workloads. This utility will show you real time CPU utilization (broken down by core), GPU utilization and system memory utilization. Furthermore if your system features an AMD APU, this utility will show you the proportion of work being done by the GPU cores and the CPU cores. AMD Dual Graphics is also supported in version.

Best Photography Experience

Do all the things you want with none of the compromise

The AMD A8 accelerated processor brings four cores and a discrete graphics experience to every task. With this single processor, users get a computing engine that delivers well-rounded performance and efficiency for an impressive experience.

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Adobe Photoshop Elements

Adobe® Photoshop® Elements 10 helps you turn everyday memories into sensational photos you'll cherish forever. Easily edit photos and make photo creations using automated options, share photos with your social network and view photos virtually anywhere you are.

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Panorama Maker 6

Stitch photos together to create spectacular panoramas. Video, too. Now includes the ability to turn your 2D panorama into 3D.

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Corel AfterShot Pro

Corel® AfterShotTM Pro is a flexible photo workflow solution that combines robust photo management, advanced non-destructive adjustments and RAW processing for superior professional photos. It is able to leverage AMD's multicore capabilities to help provide incredibly fast processing and rendering of all critical photo management and workflow processes.

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CyberLink MediaShow 5

MediaShow is a fast and easy way to preserve and share your life's best moments. One-click fixes, face tagging, uploading to Facebook and express video conversion are just some of the convenient features available for organizing and sharing your photos and videos. Offering fast face detection, MediaShow 5 organizes photos by people.

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AMD Fusion Media Explorer7

AMD Media Explorer is taking the next evolutionary step to help you get more out of your entertainment. This new release includes the following features:

  • One-button upload of photos to social networking sites like Facebook, Flickr and Twitter
  • Auto download photos of you and your friends from Facebook
  • Performs related media searches of YouTube, Flickr, Windows Bing Search and Twitter
  • 3D carousel views of photos, videos and album art

Best App Experience

Accelerate Your Apps at a Great New Price8

AMD A8 quad-core accelerated processors combine with AMD Radeon HD 6550D GPU horsepower to accelerate many of your favorite applications for smoother, more vibrant video playback. Whether you are browsing Web sites, streaming videos or sharing videos and photos, with unique AMD features such as AMD Steady Video, AMD Perfect Picture HD and the AMD CatalystTM Control Center, popular playback applications can be even better.

  • AMD Steady Video helps smooth and stabilize Web and home video1
  • AMD Perfect Picture HD enhances color and contrast of photos and videos2
  • The AMD CatalystTM Control Center helps you create a customized, stable, reliable experience

Streaming

  • Adobe Flash Player
  • Popular video download sites

AMD Enhancement Technologies

  • AMD Steady Video
  • AMD CatalystTM Control Center
  • GPU acceleration

Browsing

  • Google Chrome
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 9
  • Mozilla Firefox

AMD Enhancement Technologies

  • AMD Steady Video
  • AMD CatalystTM Control Center
  • GPU acceleration

Sharing

  • Cyberlink PowerDirector 10
  • Corel VideoStudio Pro X5
  • Adobe Premiere Elements
  • ArcSoft ShowBiz 5

AMD Enhancement Technologies

  • AMD Steady Video
  • AMD Perfect Picture HD
  • SVG Vector acceleration
  • GPU acceleration
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Cyberlink PowerDirector 10

With a revamped TrueVelocity rendering engine that's faster than ever, along with a rich end-to-end 3D editing suite, PowerDirector 10 is redefining digital video editing. Join more than 2,000,000 users and experience first-hand the award-winning performance and professional-quality features PowerDirector has to offer.

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Corel VideoStudio Pro X5

Corel® VideoStudio® Pro X5 is an all-in-one video editor that combines creative editing, professional effects, complete screen recording, interactive Web video and total disc authoring. Optimized for VISION Technology from AMD, you can now harness the full power of your multicore AMD processor-based PC which means that you can do more and wait less.

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Adobe Premiere Elements

Adobe® Premiere® Elements 10 helps you turn milestone moments into memorable movies you'll share with pride. Use automated options in this movie editor to create great-looking movies and share via social networks and on virtually any screen.

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ArcSoft ShowBiz 5

ShowBiz® 5 was designed for consumers to quickly and easily make a movie with digital photos and video clips, by simply using drag-and-drop to add media onto a storyboard in the order they should play. The finished movie is ready to be shared on your favorite social media sites, converted to formats supported by popular mobile devices or burned to discs to enjoy on a big screen.

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Best Video Experience

AMD A4 accelerated processors combine dual-core performance with AMD RadeonTM HD 6410D GPU horsepower to accelerate video for smoother more vibrant video playback on many of your favorite applications. With unique AMD features such as AMD Steady Video, AMD Picture Perfect HD and AMD Video Accelerator, popular playback applications can be even better.

  • AMD Steady Video helps smooth and stabilize Web and home video2
  • AMD Picture Perfect HD enhances color and contrast of photos and videos3
  • AMD Video Accelerator can enhance the visual quality of your videos
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Adobe Flash Player

Accelerate one of the most commonly used video codecs. The same GPU-based decode engines that are used to offload CPU decoding of Blu-rays can now be used to decode H.264 encoded Flash video. With PCs powered by AMD A-Series APUs, your video can be enhanced for a more enjoyable viewing experience.

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CyberLink PowerDVD 11

PowerDVD 11 is the ultimate universal media player that extends your viewing experience beyond just movies. Play Blu-ray discs, DVDs, video files, music, and now you can even view photos, all from one universal player.

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ArcSoft TotalMedia Theatre 5 - SimHD

Your all-in-one player for PCs plays back Blu-ray and DVD discs, AVCHD, high-definition files and videos on a UPnP server or online. You can also watch DVD at near HD quality with SimHD® and turn your regular 2D photos and videos into 3D with Sim3D™. Support for internal subtitles, multiple audio tracks and bit streaming audio in MKV files is now included.

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Corel WinDVD Pro 11

Corel® WinDVD® Pro 11 is an advanced 2D and 3D video software player that offer support for the latest video formats and is able to leverage VISION Technology from AMD to help deliver high-intensity Blu-ray 3D™ playback, 2D to 3D DVD conversion, superior sound and long battery performance on laptops. Bring Hollywood home with WinDVD Pro 11!

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GET DIVX ACCELERATED

Enjoy stunning DivX® and DivX Plus® HD (MKV) movie playback with the free DivX Player and DivX Web Player. With a PC powered by VISION Technology from AMD, DivX Accelerated™ solutions let you enjoy smooth HD video playback while freeing up the brains of your computer for other tasks.

Best Productivity Experience

Do all the things you want with none of the compromise

AMD A4 accelerated processors give impressive multicore performance and a $40 graphics value to every user.4  With this power at your fingertips everyday tasks don't stand a chance.

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Microsoft PowerPoint 2010

Microsoft® PowerPoint® 2010 gives you more ways to create and share dynamic presentations with your audience than ever before. Exciting new audio and visual capabilities help you tell a crisp, cinematic story that's as easy to create as it is powerful to watch. With new and improved tools for video and photo editing, dramatic new transitions and realistic animation, you can add polish to presentations that will captivate your audience.

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Corel WinZIP 16

Backed by superior technology, including optimization for the AMD Accelerated Parallel Processing Unit (APU) and other technologies, WinZip has evolved into far more than just a powerful zipping utility. It takes compression to the next step with a set of complimentary tools designed to help you share more, connect more and protect your work. It's easy with WinZip!

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Nuvixa StagePresence

Nuvixa StagePresenceTM is a simple and free app enabling a salesperson, presenter or educator to utilize their PC to truly immerse themselves in their presentation materials or digital content. Delivering an 'in the room' experience improving attention and retention when presenting to remote audiences, our algorithmic breakthroughs make ingenious use of 3D cameras like Microsoft Kinect plus OpenCLTM and AMD technology and products for optimized performance.

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AMD System Monitor

AMD System Monitor is designed to display information about your system's AMD products, and illustrate how your PC handles different GPU and x86 workloads. This utility will show you real time CPU utilization (broken down by core), GPU utilization and system memory utilization. Furthermore if your system features an AMD APU, this utility will show you the proportion of work being done by the GPU cores and the CPU cores. AMD Dual Graphics is also supported in version.

Best App Experience

Accelerate Your Apps at a Great New Price8

AMD A4 dual-core accelerated processors combine with AMD RadeonTM HD 6410D GPU horsepower to accelerate many of your favorite applications for smoother, more vibrant video playback. Whether you are browsing Web sites, streaming videos or sharing videos and photos, with unique AMD features such as AMD Steady Video, AMD Perfect Picture HD and the AMD CatalystTM Control Center, popular playback applications can be even better.

  • AMD Steady Video helps smooth and stabilize web and home video2
  • AMD Perfect Picture HD enhances color and contrast of photos and videos3
  • The AMD CatalystTM Control Center helps you create a customized, stable, reliable experience

Streaming
Adobe Flash Player
Popular video download sites

AMD Enhancement Technologies

  • AMD Steady Video
  • AMD CatalystTM Control Center
  • GPU acceleration

Browsing
Google Chrome
Microsoft Internet Explorer 9
Mozilla Firefox

AMD Enhancement Technologies

  • AMD Steady Video
  • AMD CatalystTM Control Center
  • GPU acceleration

Sharing
Cyberlink PowerDirector 10
Corel VideoStudio Pro X5
Adobe Premiere Elements
ArcSoft ShowBiz 5

AMD Enhancement Technologies

  • AMD Steady Video
  • AMD Perfect Picture HD
  • SVG Vector acceleration
  • GPU acceleration
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Cyberlink PowerDirector 10

With a revamped TrueVelocity rendering engine that's faster than ever, along with a rich end-to-end 3D editing suite, PowerDirector 10 is redefining digital video editing. Join more than 2,000,000 users and experience first-hand the award-winning performance and professional-quality features PowerDirector has to offer.

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Corel VideoStudio Pro X5

Corel® VideoStudio® Pro X5 is an all-in-one video editor that combines creative editing, professional effects, complete screen recording, interactive Web video and total disc authoring. Optimized for VISION Technology from AMD, you can now harness the full power of your multicore AMD processor-based PC which means that you can do more and wait less.

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Adobe Premiere Elements

Adobe® Premiere® Elements 10 helps you turn milestone moments into memorable movies you'll share with pride. Use automated options in this movie editor to create great-looking movies and share via social networks and on virtually any screen.

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ArcSoft ShowBiz 5

ShowBiz® 5 was designed for consumers to quickly and easily make a movie with digital photos and video clips, by simply using drag-and-drop to add media onto a storyboard in the order they should play. The finished movie is ready to be shared on your favorite social media sites, converted to formats supported by popular mobile devices or burned to discs to enjoy on a big screen.

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1. AMD Eyefinity Technology works with games that support nonstandard aspect ratios, which is required for panning across multiple displays. To enable more than two displays, additional panels with native DisplayPortTM connectors, and/or DisplayPortTM compliant active adapters to convert your monitor's native input to your cards DisplayPortTM or Mini-DisplayPortTM connector(s), are required. Support for six simultaneous displays may require complementary products compatible with DisplayPort 1.2 Multi-Stream Transport. Maximum number of configured displays may vary-check with your component or system manufacturer for specific model capabilities and supported technologies. SLS ("Single Large Surface") functionality requires an identical display resolution on all configured displays.

2. Boost visual performance up to 123% when you combine this AMD Quad-Core A8 APU with the AMD RadeonTM HD 6670 graphics card. 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 APU-based system is represented by the reference design codename "Armorhead", consisting of the AMD Quad-Core A8-3850 APU with AMD RadeonTM HD 6550D Discrete Level Graphics, 8GB DDR3-1600 system memory, a Real SSD C300 hard drive (256G) and Microsoft Windows Ultimate 64-bit. The AMD A8 APU-based Dual Graphics system consists of the same hardware with the addition of an AMD RadeonTM HD 6670 discrete graphics card, creating an AMD Quad-Core A8-3850 APU with AMD RadeonTM HD 6690D2 Dual Graphics-based system. DT20112H-I3.

©2012 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. All rights reserved. AMD, the AMD Arrow logo,Athlon, Radeon and combinations thereof are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.

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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 CatalystTM 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 programed 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 Perfect Picture HD is a an image, video processing and display technology that features advanced de-interlacing, dynamic contrast adjustment, color vibrancy, noise reduction and edge enhancement that provides brilliant colors and sharp images for smooth playback of Blu-ray and other HD content on your PC.

3. Testing conducted in AMD Performance Labs using Battlefield 3, the Jet Single player map, at a resolution of 1360x768 as a benchmark for performance, the AMD A8-3850 APU-based PC achieved an average of 31 fps while the comparable Intel Core i3-2120 achieved an average of 9fps. DTLY C-17

4. AMD's product warranty does not cover damage caused by overclocking (even when overclocking is enabled via AMD OverDriveTM software).

5. AMD Eyefinity technology works with games that support nonstandard aspect ratios, which is required for panning across multiple displays. To enable more than two displays, additional panels with native DisplayPortTM connectors, and/or DisplayPortTM compliant active adapters to convert your monitor's native input to your cards DisplayPortTM or Mini-DisplayPortTM connector(s), are required. Support for six simultaneous displays may require complementary products compatible with DisplayPort 1.2 Multi-Stream Transport. Maximum number of configured displays may vary—check with your component or system manufacturer for specific model capabilities and supported technologies. SLS ("Single Large Surface") functionality requires an identical display resolution on all configured displays.

6. AMD Perfect Picture HD is a an image, video processing and display technology that features advanced de-interlacing, dynamic contrast adjustment, color vibrancy, noise reduction and edge enhancement that provides brilliant colors and sharp images for smooth playback of Blu-ray and other HD content on your PC.

7. Third party names provided for informational purposes only. No endorsement of either AMD hardware or third party sites or products is implied.

8. Pricing based on list prices found on amd.com ($105), as of 23 April 2012.

© 2012 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. All rights reserved. AMD, the AMD Arrow logo, AMD AllDay, Radeon, and combinations thereof are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Other names are for informational purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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*Based on pricing from pricewatch.com on 4/20/2012 of an AMD Radeon™ HD 6450 which contains 120 Radeon Cores vs an AMD A4-3300 APU with 160 Radeon Cores. DTLY-I35

1. Pricing based on list prices found on amd.com ($59), as of 23 April 2012.

2. 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 CatalystTM 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 programed 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.

3. AMD Perfect Picture HD is a an image, video processing and display technology that features advanced de-interlacing, dynamic contrast adjustment, color vibrancy, noise reduction and edge enhancement that provides brilliant colors and sharp images for smooth playback of Blu-ray and other HD content on your PC.

4. Based on pricing from pricewatch.com on 4/20/2012 of an AMD RadeonTM HD 6450 which contains 120 Radeon Cores vs an AMD A4-3300 APU with 160 Radeon Cores. DTLY-I35

© 2012 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. All rights reserved. AMD, the AMD Arrow logo, AMD AllDay, Radeon, and combinations thereof are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Other names are for informational purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners.