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.
Last month AMD released their 100W and 65W Richland APU’s for the FM2 platform last month. They had great success as they improved on the areas where Trinity lacked enhancing clock speeds and HD Radeon performance. It looks like AMD is preparing new 45W Richland APUs which have been leaked in MSI’s CPU compatibility list.
AMD announced the desktop version of its newest Richland A-series processors and unveiled it to the public for the very first time their upcoming Kaveri processor at the Computex Tradeshow earlier today. Currently the company is shipping its third generation APUs (Temash, Kabini and Richland). APU which is known as the future of computing combine x86 CPU with high performance is considered to be the key strategy of AMD.
AMD might not be able to keep up the pace when it comes to Intel’s CPU power consumption. So it decided to change its pathway to Opteron X series featuring X2150 quad-core APU and X1150 quad core CPU. These devices have the potential to perform better when compared to Intel’s Atom offering. These are the most power proficient small core processors ever built. Especially the new X2150 and X1150 wipe the floor of defeating the top achieving Intel Atom processor on throughout remarkable performance with power efficiency with twice amount of cores and L2 cache, improved pipeline architecture and support for up to 32 GB of DRAM which is four times more than Intel Atom processor.
AMD’s new line of APU’s codenamed “Richland” are expected out in June, but as always there will be leaks. It looks like ZOL.com.cn has got their hands on one of these APU’s and put it to the test to reveal its performance numbers. The new APU in question is the A10-6800K.
Now with the announcement of Xbox One, AMD has confirmed through a Tweet that it is powered by a single-chip, semi-custom APU co-developed by AMD and Microsoft. This tweet reveals that Microsoft and AMD have worked closely for the APU powering Xbox One which features 8 cores, an embedded GPU and 8GB of RAM. It is rather strange that why Microsoft is so quite about the specs while Sony has openly announced the internals of their PS4.
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