There have been conflicting reports about AMD’s upcoming Kaveri APU. Some people think it will release in February of 2014, while other say we will see it much sooner. Well a few different chinese sites have released performance results from near production samples which makes us think that we may see Kaveri before the end of the year.
A lot of anticipation had been lurking around and many speculations were being made since the announcement of AMD’s next-generation desktop APU which has been codenamed as “Kaveri”. Well, to light up the anticipation, there has been a little revelation and some piece of information has been given away through a leaked AMD slide. This one sheds some light on the important dates in the products launch cycle. We finally know now that the much awaited APU will officially be announced on the 5th of December.
It looks like a 100W Kaveri APU (KV Spectre Desktop 100W 1305) was spotted on Sisoft Sandra’s benchmark along with some information regarding the GPU, memory and a few bandwidth tests. The model in question showed a total of 13 CUs, which amounts to 832 stream processors. That is just a CU less than the top HD 7700 series card, the HD 7790.
AMD’s 45 APU the A10-6700T has been officially released. A10-6700T is considered to be the first ever 45W variant and is also available in 65W and 100W variants as well. The APU will feature a FM2 interface, and is going to be a Quad Core with 4MB L2 Cache. The A10-6700T’s will have a base clock that will be 2.5 GHz. It also features “The Dynamic Boost” which has been revealed to at 3.5 GHz. Besides this, Radeon 8650D graphics card is also present.
AMD will be expanding their Richland A-Series with the new 45W APUs which include the A10-6700T and A8-6500T. The Richland A-Series made its debut in June with 100W and 65W parts. These new 45W APUs are a good addition to the series for users who want to build low power budget friendly systems.
AMD has confirmed that their next-generation socket FM2+ APUs codenamed “Kaveri” will begin shipping in Q4 of this year and will be available “very early” in Q1 of 2014 in the retail (desktop) channel. Mobile variants of the chip will be available a little later in the same quarter.
AMD have presently announced few brand new APU additions to their G-Series of SOCs. Its AMD’s new GX-210JA APU, which offers a voltage of just 6W while giving an average power consumption of 3W. With such a low TDP, AMD anticipates to be able to provide power to a variety of fanless and passive systems for applications which include industrial controls and automation, digital gaming, communications infrastructure and visual implanted products constituting of thin client, digital signage and medical imaging.
A couple of hours ago one of the DigiTimes reported that Kaveri APUs from AMD might probably get postponed since their mass production hasn’t begun yet. Besides this there was some more information hidden in the news post which gives us the idea of the codenames for AMD’s 2015 series of APUs.
AMD launched their Jaguar platform in the second quarter with the launch of Kabini and Temash chips. The same platform is believed to be updated with the arrival of next generation Beema and Mullins APUs various platforms to prove its strength. It commands both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox one which are next generation consoles. Not only this, it also powers high quality and high performance notebooks. Confident to mention here that Jaguar is in everything. It is expected to be updated in 2014 with the introduction of the Beema and Mullins APU.
If you go to the Bionic Research Database, you shall find an AMD Steamroller based APU. The chip listed is basically an engineering sample and we can say that it might be a part of AMD’s soon-to-come Kaveri or Berlin server APU line-up.
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