AMD Start Now Technology

​​Get back to work and play quickly


Start Now Technology icon​​​What look​s like a PC but acts like a tablet or a smartphone? It’s your PC with AMD Start Now technology.1 How’s that, you wonder? Simply put: AMD Start Now gives select AMD-based PCs the responsiveness and convenient connectivity of a tablet or a smartphone. No more sitting around, tapping your foot and waiting for your computer to boot up – your computer quickly goes from sleep to on, and from ​on to online.

From sleep to wake in a snap

AMD Start Now technology delivers responsiveness similar to a tablet or smartphone, taking you from sleep to wake mode in about two seconds.2 When the screen is on, you have access to the full power and capabilities of your PC. When you’re away, your PC uses sleep and hibernation modes to conserve energy without having to shut down all your programs and work. This allows you to get back to work or play as soon as you return.

Near instant boot time

“Instant on” gets you to the Windows desktop quickly, getting you online or get back to a specific application without having to wait for your PC.3

Get online in no time

As soon as your PC wakes up, your system can quickly synchronize applications such as email and Web browsers, giving you a near instant connection to the Internet.

“Go” with AMD Start Now technology

AMD Start Now technology is designed to give you better responsiveness, connectivity and energy efficiency for select computers of many shapes and sizes.