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[WCCF]AMD Launching 28nm Kaveri APU with Steamroller Cores in 2H 2013

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AMD during its CES 2013 press conference unveiled that the successor to the Piledriver based ‘Richland’ APU codenamed ‘Kaveri’ arrives in 2013. That’s right folks, AMD would be launching its next-generation Kaveri APU with steamroller cores within this year. This means we would be looking at two APU platforms in 2013, first is the already confirmed ‘Richland APU’ which is currently being shipped to OEMs and the second is the 28nm Kaveri APU which features steamroller core architecture.
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The follow-on to “Richland” will be the 28nm APU codenamed “Kaveri” with revolutionary heterogeneous system architecture (HSA) features which is expected to begin shipping to customers in the second half of 2013.

Third Generation FX-CPUs with Steamroller architecture in late 2013 or early 2014.

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Steamroller/GCN based APU...
Now THAT I would buy. thumb.gif
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Looking good.

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Awww... this confirms that Richland is still using VLIW4...

...so then how the heck did they get such 20-40% more GPU performance with the same architecture? It's still 32nm as well, so they didn't have room for more shaders...

Though, that means Kaveri has even MORE GPU performance than Richland's 20-40% over Trinity. Oh snap.
 
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I am amused at all the articles that have come out since trinity saying 28nm delayed, kaveri delayed until 2014, kaveri cancelled, etc, and it hasn't changed course. It'll be nice to see if RCM is fully implemented in richland, and it seems some of the gpu performance bump has come from richland officially supporting 2133mhz ram from what i read elsewhere.
Will probably skip richland as is it seems to be more of a trinity 2.0, get Kaveri, and then eagerly await whatever is next due to the graphical improvements ddr4 can bring to igp's.
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Call me when the time comes.
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Will this fit the FM2 socket or will we need FM3... rolleyes.gif
I am working on an FM2 mini-itx build now, it would be nice to be able to upgrade next year.
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Just built me a A8-5600k HTPC, haven't gamed on it yet, but the OS is amazingly fast. Can't imagine needing much more performance.
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Will this fit the FM2 socket or will we need FM3... rolleyes.gif
I am working on an FM2 mini-itx build now, it would be nice to be able to upgrade next year.

Yes, AMD has previously announced it will stick with socket FM2 for desktops for the next 2-3 years.
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Awww... this confirms that Richland is still using VLIW4...
...so then how the heck did they get such 20-40% more GPU performance with the same architecture? It's still 32nm as well, so they didn't have room for more shaders...
Though, that means Kaveri has even MORE GPU performance than Richland's 20-40% over Trinity. Oh snap.
Clocked 40% higher biggrin.gif ... to be honest I wouldnt surprised if it was just a base clock increase, Trinity has headroom for high OC.
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Clocked 40% higher biggrin.gif ... to be honest I wouldnt surprised if it was just a base clock increase, Trinity has headroom for high OC.

True. Reminds me of how Intel clocked SB at stock. AMD really has the low end "APU" Market in a firm grip, so it could make sense to hold back a little (stock clocks) in case competition heats up or upgrades produce less than expected gains.

Either way, AMD has been doing quite well with APU's. One can often think if the FX series by design was almost held back by keeping Socket backwards compatibility. They are starting to get on the right track and if I'm not mistaken, haven't been able to implement cache and latencies fixes that Intel has done for a while now, and they don't have RCM on PD either IIRC. So things could be looking up for them if they get their design down this time. I'll keep my fingers crossed.

Can't wait for NDA lift and launch.
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