- Oct 13, 2010
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|System Name||BAH! - - tHE ECo FReAK|
|Processor||Athlon II X4 620 @ 1.15V|
|Motherboard||ASUS 785G EVO|
|Memory||Corsair Titanium 4GB DDR3 1600MHz C9|
|Video Card(s)||Sapphire HD5850 @ 1.049v|
|Storage||Seagate 7200.12 500GB|
|Case||Cooler Master Elite 334|
|Power Supply||Corsair VX550W|
|Software||Windows 7 Ultimate x64|
Hardware news site WCCF Tech spotted an interesting entry listed in the Bionic research database. The ES (Engineering Sample) chip could be a part of AMD's next-generation APU series featuring the new and improved Steamroller core. While we don't expect performance to increase by leaps and bounds, but Steamroller builds on the Bulldozer architecture and has a target to offer as much as a 30% improvement in performance over the original core.
A 2.3 GHz Turbo core is pretty low, which can be attributed to the early state of the Engineering Sample. Hopefully clock speeds hit further north of just 1.8 GHz CPU and 500 MHz graphics, especially for the 35W part. The next-generation chips will be manufactured on the new bulk 28nm manufacturing process at Global Foundries.
Source: WCCF Tech
The ES code 2M186092H4467_23/18/12/05_1304 tells us even more. According to earlier observations (here and here), the four numbers in the middle part tell a bit about clock speeds. If the first one is not 00 (no turbo, see Kabini ES), it indicates a turbo clock of 2.3GHz. The "18? stands for 1.8GHz nominal frequency. I'm not so sure about the "12?. It could stand for 1.2Ghz North Bridge clock. Finally the "05? indicates a 500MHz GPU clock. The right part "1304? is the GPU code, which - thanks to earlier revelations - can be identified as AMD1304.1 = "KV SPECTRE MOBILE 35W (1304)".
Source: WCCF Tech