AMD’s 6TH-Gen APUs Cause 50% Reduction in Greenhouse Gas Emission, Study Shows
According to a new study, using AMD’s 6th generation A-Series Accelerated Processing Unit – APU – causes a 50 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions when compared to last-gen APUs.
As reported by Overclock3D; the study results are based on the widely accepted Greenhouse Gas Protocol [GHGP] established by the World Resources Institute [WRI] and World Business Council for Sustainable Development [WBCSD and were announced during an AMD sponsored media panel on energy efficient information technology:
Creating low-power, energy efficient products is a key element of our business strategy, and in turn, we are working alongside our customers to reduce the environmental footprint of technology while relentlessly improving performance,” said Mark Papermaster, senior vice president and chief technology officer, AMD. “The results from the carbon footprint study for the latest AMD APU demonstrate our commitment to continued energy efficiency gains, sustainability, and lower operating costs for consumers and enterprises.
The study further shows that an enterprise customer using 100,000 PCs running 6th Generation AMD A-Series APU could save 4.9 million kilowatt hours of electricity – about $495,000 – and 3,350 metric tons of Carbon Dioxide over a 3-year product cycle:
Reducing carbon emissions is the right thing to do for the environment, and it brings the additional benefit of reducing how much individuals and businesses spend on electricity as well,” said Kevin Krewell, principal analyst, Tirias Research. “AMD made an audacious promise fifteen months ago to improve the energy efficiency of their processors by 25 times by 2020. A projected 50 percent reduction in usage-phase greenhouse gas emissions by the 6th Generation AMD A-Series APU is further proof the company is making serious progress in its commitment to a cleaner planet and lower energy bills.
You can read about the entire study in this .PDF Document.
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