The Carrizo and the Carrizo-L are being positioned as the firm’s answer to the mobile market.
The chips will support Microsoft DirectX 12, OpenCL 2.0, AMD’s Mantle and Freesync and support for Windows 10, when that emerges next year.
AMD senior VP John Byrne said his company is building on its existing intellectual property portfolio.
He said “our goal is to improve APU energy efficiency by a factor of 25 times by 2020”, and said the company would work with the latest industry standards.
The Carrizo microprocessor combines an X86 CPU core called Excavator with its next generation Radeon graphics in what AMD claims will be the world’s first heterogeneous system architecture compliant SoC.
The chips will ship in the first half of next year, Byrne said.