AMD officially released their first round of Kaveri APUs on January 5th and they shipped on the 14th. Three APUs made up AMD’s first round and they included the A10-7850K, A10-7700K and A8-7600. It has been reported that the second wave of AMD Kaveri APUs will debut in the second quarter of 2014.
AMD has released developer documentation for an upcoming processor they are working on. The way that it is described in the documentation it is a chip with 8 modules, working out to 16 cores on a single piece of silicon. It is being referred to as the Family 15h Models 30h – 3fh.
Baidu Chinese forums have given some pretty interesting performance leaks on the APU where apparently one of the users managed to get hands on the final retail sample of chip which was compared against the A10-6800K and the result was some pretty interesting numbers.
AMD is now going to be presenting what would so far be its best effort in the Mobile Graphics Department and it is ready to roll out the AMD R9 M290X Mobility Flagship which was spotted in MSI’s AG2712A All in One PC. The list of the specs mentioned alongside the details talks about the new product as AMD R9 M290X / 8970M and this might have triggered a thought process because we can recall that the 8970M is actually a rebrand of the 7970M with only a few tweaks here and there with clock speeds and soft upgrades.
The decision to delay the Mantle patch for Battlefield 4 was arrived at after much consideration. DICE on the public introduction of Mantle has received continuous support from AMD and the release of the Battlefield 4 has already been stirring a lot of excitement. This was stated by a public representative of AMD who also confirmed that a January release is what AMD is looking forward to now.
But the inside truth was revealed by a slide posted by DG’s Nerdy Story which says that the Hawaii chip has so much more to offer than just this. The chip inside the Radeon R9 290X has 4 Compute Units disabled and this clearly shows that the full fledged chip is yet to be launched and we just haven’t seen it in full form as yet.
AMD’s net gen Opteron chips will include the Toronto APU, Toronto CPU and Cambridge CPU and AMD has already presented a road map for these. The surprising part is that this road map also includes some details about the AMD’s Carrizo APU which is going to be launched in the year 2015.
It is most likely that two new products, the Radeon R9 260 and Radeon R9 255, will soon be rolled out by AMD to hit the sub-$150 market. On AMD’s official website, these new products have been listed under the R9 series products.
There were a couple of pictures posted on the Facebook page of Biostar and they showcased the new A10-7850k APU which was running on their Hi-Fi A88W 3D board under LN2 cooling. The A10-7850k is seen running at 4.2 GHz in a few cases but the actual clock speed rates still have not been confirmed which were designed for the LN2 session.
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