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Ehh, I don't see why they thought this warranted a new series name.

Not only they switched the turbo-boost to temp-based, but they also added additional power-gating which dropped power consumption, even when the APU has been slightly clocked higher.

Personally, I would've preferred if they simply clock the heck out of the A10-5750m while still staying under the 35W TDP, as it is a flagship APU after all. First mobile CPU to reach 4.0 GHz if turboed to the max anyone?
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Personally, I would've preferred if they simply clock the heck out of the A10-5750m while still staying under the 35W TDP, as it is a flagship APU after all. First mobile CPU to reach 4.0 GHz if turboed to the max anyone?

I'm not sure of that is possible - the higher speed you go, the higher power target you need. I'm just not sure that you could hit 4ghz while staying within 35W. Sure, you could make it possible to turbo up to 4ghz, but I would think that wouldn't be sustainable for long. (even with a temp based turbo, it seems like things would get hot real fast). I guess it would work then if the laptop was designed for higher power delivery and better cooling, but there goes your nice 35W TDP tongue.gif
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Impressive stuff...can't wait for Kaveri!

What kind of GCN cards can this xfire with?
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Impressive stuff...can't wait for Kaveri!

What kind of GCN cards can this xfire with?

Most likely low-end 86xx and 85xx class cards.
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No, it uses VLIW4 cores. Just clocked higher.

Ok I am lost.
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With faster performance1, 2 and improved power management in the same platform architecture as its predecessor, coupled with AMD Radeon™ HD 8000 Series graphics, the 2013 AMD Elite A-Series APUs build on the award-winning history of AMD’s original APU line-up to help users get the most out of their notebooks, whether at work, at home or on-the-go.

Are they only talking about what is can be xfired with or are they saying that richalnd uses 8000 series, which would mean gcn?
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Richland's GPU is a rebranded GPU. It's a cut-down Radeon 6900 series labeled as a Radeon 8000.

The only major differences between Trinity's GPU and Richland's GPU is that Richland has more power-gating, smarter turbo, other power-saving features, and slightly higher clock rate.
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It amazes me just how terrible the online tech press has been when its comes to AMD lately. We had sites saying Richland was 28nm/GNC. We had claims that HD 8000 was coming in 2013, then it wasn't, then it was again. Now we have sites wrongly saying that the PS4 silicon will be sold as a PC processor.

What is going on here?
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I wonder how good the new power saving functionality is. When can we expect to start seeing reviews or mobile parts?
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I wonder how good the new power saving functionality is. When can we expect to start seeing reviews or mobile parts?

I don't think it is huge - enough to offset the higher clocks, and I think the "theoretical" battery lives are just a little longer. The chips are being distributed to OEMs now; should see products with them in a month.
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I wonder how good the new power saving functionality is. When can we expect to start seeing reviews or mobile parts?

According to the benchmarks, it seems that movies/videos get the biggest reduction in power consumption.
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