A new chip is ready to roll out that could help revolutionize desktops and processing in laptops and gaming devices.
The chip from Advanced Micro Devices is being promoted as a cheaper, yet powerful, new chip that could help reduce the costs of desktops as well as decrease their overall size.
The chips -- A10, A8 and A6 -- are being called Kaveri, and should help push smaller-sized devices into the forefront as more companies aim to reduce the selling price while maintaining functionality and ease of use. But ultimately, the goal is to see smaller desktops at a cheaper price while also reducing how much a user is spending out of pocket.
The chips are already receiving positive media coverage and are equipped with some innovative and useful functionality, including up to eight integrated graphic cores that are capable of delivering 4K video with a resolution of up to 3840 x 2160 pixels, which is four times greater than the current high-definition video on offer.
In addition, almost all gaming titles currently on the shelves can be played on desktops with the chips, said Adam Kozak, the company's desktop product marketing manager, in announcing the new chips.
"Lot of gamers are looking at these systems," Kozak continued. "It's quiet, it's cool."
The chips are the same ones used in graphics core next (GCN) graphic tech being employed in both Sony's PlayStation 4 and Microsoft's Xbox One gaming consoles. They assist in delivering a high-quality picture, especially in the fast-paced nature of the gaming world.
The company currently offers five Kaveri processors for desktops. The first two chips were shipped in January for higher-performing and higher-end desktops.
With gaming becoming ever more popular, the need and desire for better picture quality and faster chips to reduce the size of devices has become a race among tech companies. Tech Times has reported on the battle for gaming supremacy, which has seen much success from Sony and its PS4, but this new chip could help continue to see the dominance of computers in the gaming world.
Overall sales of gaming devices are not published by the big three, Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony, but according to reports "new video game hardware were up substantially from May 2013; consoles and portables combined for $187 million in sales, a 95 percent increase over the $96 million in sales during the same period last year."