AMD wants you to know that you can use its new Fusion APUs without losing sleep at night worrying about Mother Nature. The reason? AMD’s Fusion CPUs offer up to a 40 percent smaller carbon footprint compared to previous generation products, the chip maker says.
“AMD’s commitment to reduce our impact on the environment spans our operations, our behaviors and the products we design,” said Nigel Dessau, Chief Marketing Officer, AMD. “AMD Fusion APUs are a remarkable example of how a company’s business interests and environmental interests can align and result in innovative products that deliver incredible experiences, value, and significant energy and cost savings for consumers and businesses alike.”
AMD said it studied the total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of an E-350 APU system and compared it to that of a previous generation rig running an Athlon Neo II dual-core processor and an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5430. According to AMD, the APU system generated 40.2 kg CO2e of GHG compared to 67.4kg CO2e, a 40.3 percent reduction over its estimated lifetime.