In Pictures: What to expect from the world’s biggest mobile show – MWC 2013

Smartphones, smart chips, mobile browsers and augmented reality will be reality at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona

AMD’s juice booster

AMD announced what it calls Turbo Dock technology, which detects if a Windows 8 tablet or “hybrid PC” is running on battery or plugged into a dock, and then adjusts the clock speed and other parameters to optimize performance and power use. If docked, the next generation Temash mobile “accelerated processing unit” (or APU, which puts its Radeon GPU engine on the same die as its CPU) runs flat-out to approximate notebook PC performance. The user never sees a hiccup. Currently only the upcoming AR-1450 system-on-chip will use Turbo Dock but all future AMD tablet APUs will include it.

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