AMD outs new G-Series APU, extends platform lifetime until 2017
You may not have thought it possible, but today AMD is introducing a new G-Series APU that's even more efficient than previous models in the series. The G-T16R is built for super-low power, small form factor designs like set-top boxes, medical equipment and industrial control units. These new chips continue the trend of including a multi-core x86 CPU and GPU to ensure compatibility between legacy, current and future technologies. The company has also extended the platform's life until 2017, adding a further five years to its expected lifespan -- ensuring that you won't get left in the cold the next time you need to update your system.