25x20 Energy Efficiency Initiative

​​​​​​​​​​25 times more energy efficiency by 2020

Developing energy efficient processors has long been a design focus at AMD. In fact, AMD improved the typical use energy efficiency of our mobile processors by 10x from 2009 to 2014.1,2 Then AMD set a bold goal in 2014 to deliver at least 25 times more energy efficiency by the year 2020 with our Accelerated Processing Unit (APU).

Learn about rec​ent awards for AMD’s 25x20 initiative

7th Generation APU Keeps AMD Ahead of Pace for 25X20

Our latest mobile processor - the 7th Generation A-Series APU (codenamed “Bristol Ridge”) continues to put AMD ahead of pace for achieving our bold 25x20 energy efficiency goal.3,4 By relentlessly improving the “performance per watt” of our processors, we help our customers reduce power consumption and costs while improving compute performance.

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Awards and Recognitions for the 25x20 Initiative

​​​​Green Economics Council Catalyst Award 2016

AMD is honored to have received the followin​​g awards and recognitions in 2016 for our 25x20 Energy Efficiency Initiative:​​

AMD Wins Prestigious Catalyst Award for 25x20 Energy Efficiency Initiative



Why Energy Efficiency Matters to Enterprises

Heterogeneous computing

The AMD APU – which combines central (serial) processing and graphics (parallel) processing onto a single chip – is the primary innovation driving this goal. Our APU technology is designed to harness the processing capabilities of heterogeneous design to do more computing with less energy by enabling the seamless shift of computing workloads to the optimal processing component – all of which helps improve performance and use less power. It achieves this through optimizing connections between discrete chips and reduces computing cycles by treating the CPU and GPU as peers.