Monday, October 28th 2013

AMD "Kaveri" Desktop APU Launch Date Revealed

A leaked AMD slide detailed key dates in the product launch cycle for the company's next-generation desktop APU, codenamed "Kaveri." The chip will be officially announced on December 5, 2013. This is when AMD will post press-releases about the chip, but lack of market availability will make it more of a soft-launch. The chips should begin to ship to OEM vendors by late-December, 2013. It won't be until mid-February, 2014, that you'll be able to buy one of these chips in the retail channel. Built in the new socket FM2+ package, supporting the company's new A88X chipset, "Kaveri" will feature CPU cores based on the next-generation "Steamroller" micro-architecture, which offers an incremental (conservatively, around 10 percent) performance upgrade over "Piledriver;" a new GPU based on the Graphics CoreNext micro-architecture, TrueAudio technology, support for faster DDR3 memory standards, and PCI-Express gen 3.0 bus interface.


Source: VR-Zone
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30 Comments on AMD "Kaveri" Desktop APU Launch Date Revealed

#1
NeoXF
by: newtekie1
I'd like 8-Core APUs please, with some L3 cache please, thanks.
Maybe one w/ only 128 GCN cores and a 125W TDP...
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#2
Tatty_One
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I would be quite happy with a 4 core APU that clocks to 5gig on 1.4V to be honest, ohhh and for less than $100.
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os2wiz
by: jihadjoe
Brings them back to the IPC they had with Phenom II before all this Bulldozer nonsense started.
Wrong the IPC will be better than on any Phenom II. The 10% improvement is not the estimate of AMD but of the idiot who wrote the piece. The IPC improvement is more likely to be 15 to 20% higher than on Piledriver. Remember , however that is only a 4 core cpu, so the multi-threaded performance will be more like a 5 core Piledriver chip , not up to the performance of an 8 core piledriver. That is why the chip does not interest me. I think I'll wait the extra year for Excavator to release on .20nm process and then the likelihood of an FX excavator with 6 or 8 cores will be more likely. I am still happy with my FX-8350 at this point.
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qubit
Overclocked quantum bit
by: Tatty_One
I would be quite happy with a 4 core APU that clocks to 5gig on 1.4V to be honest, ohhh and for less than $100.
Please stop, I'm getting all nerdy thinking about it! :p
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os2wiz
by: btarunr
A leaked AMD slide detailed key dates in the product launch cycle for the company's next-generation desktop APU, codenamed "Kaveri." The chip will be officially announced on December 5, 2013. This is when AMD will post press-releases about the chip, but lack of market availability will make it more of a soft-launch. The chips should begin to ship to OEM vendors by late-December, 2013. It won't be until mid-February, 2014, that you'll be able to buy one of these chips in the retail channel. Built in the new socket FM2+ package, supporting the company's new A88X chipset, "Kaveri" will feature CPU cores based on the next-generation "Steamroller" micro-architecture, which offers an incremental (conservatively, around 10 percent) performance upgrade over "Piledriver;" a new GPU based on the Graphics CoreNext micro-architecture, TrueAudio technology, support for faster DDR3 memory standards, and PCI-Express gen 3.0 bus interface.

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Source: VR-Zone
The stated "10% incremental increase in performance over Piledriver" is not merely conservative it is baloney. The IPC increase will be closer to 20% over Piledriver. The frequency of the cpu will be about the same as Piledriver.
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