AMD claims that its E-350 APU demonstrated a reduction in the overall product “carbon footprint” as compared to a previous generation product.
The benefits were highlighted by a recently carbon footprint study that tested the production and use of the new APU, and found a reduction of up to 40 percent in total carbon emissions over the life of the APU.
The study estimated the total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, or carbon footprint, of the systems from the silicon fabrication through the use phases of the product life cycle.
The findings showed that the AMD Fusion APU reference system generated 40.2kg CO2e of GHG emissions compared to 67.4kg CO2e of GHG emissions for the previous generation products – a 40.3% reduction in overall GHG emissions associated with the APU product over its estimated lifetime.
While the study showed some reduction in carbon footprint at the manufacturing stage, the largest carbon benefits for the APU stem from lower energy consumption when the product is used.