AMD Entering Gaming Tablet Market

AMD is a company mostly known by its CPUs and GPUs. Recently, it has developed custom processors for the next-generation gaming consoles such as PS4 and Xbox One. However, it looks like AMD is looking to enter gaming console market with its own device.

The device, codenamed "Project Discovery", has won two CES Innovation Awards. That has been confirmed by AMD on their official twitter profile. In theory, it's normal tablet that comes with gaming accessory. The company's spokesperson confirmed that the project is for real and that it will be shown in January at Consumer Electronics Show 2014.

Not much is known about the tablet, but it should be based on AMD's upcoming APU codenamed Mullins. The APU is based on 28 nm manufacturing process and will feature 2-4 "Puma" cores, GCN graphics unite and 4.5W TDP. Some preliminary score of the APU is around 600 points in 3DMark 11 and 1800 points in PCMark 8.

The upcoming tablet also comes with a docking station known as AMD DockPort. It is an alternative to Intel's Thunderbolt technology as it combines DisplayPort 1.2 and USB 3.0 into a single cable to transfer all the data.

At the moment, there are not many details about the tablet and we are definitely looking forward finding out more about it.