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Computex 2013: AMD announces more Richland chips, demonstrates Kaveri processor
http://www.zdnet.com/computex-2013-amd-announces-more-richland-chips-demonstrates-kaveri-processor-7000016384/

AMD announced desktop versions of its latest Richland A-Series processors and gave the first public demonstration of its upcoming Kaveri processor at the Computex tradeshow today.
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AMD gave the first public demonstration of AMD's fourth-generation Kaveri APU, which will be the company’s first chip to support its heterogeneous, unified memory architecture. This feature is designed to make it easier for developers to create applications that can take advantage of both the CPU and GPU. AMD id not demonstrate any GPU compute applications, however, though they did show the APUs 3D graphics capabilities on Ninja Theory’s DMC: Devil May Cry. Su said that AMD has been sending sample Kaveri APUs to customers for the past few months and will begin shipping it towards the end of the year.

At Computex, AMD's Dr. Lisa Su announced Richland desktop processors and demonstrated Kaveri's gaming capabilities.




Youtube Kaveri APU playing Devil May Cry - 4Gamer.net Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


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Computex: Kaveri APU photo and demo @Hardware.fr
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die size fore "Kaveri which seems to revolve around 200-210 mm ² and be smaller than Trinity and Richland (246 mm ²)

Computex: AMD debuts fourth generation Kaveri APU chip@theinquirer

AMD Demonstrates Fourth Generation Kaveri APU At Computex 2013 @wccftech


AMD Computex 2013 - Press Conference (including Kaveri)

AMD SVP and GM of AMD's Global Business Units Lisa Su joins forces with CVP of Graphics Business Unit Matt Skynner to launch the new 2013 Elite A-Series APU for Desktop and talk about the Unified Gaming Strategy at COMPUTEX Taipei 2013.
http://www.amd.com/us/aboutamd/newsroom/Pages/computex-2013.aspx
Edited by Heuchler - 6/5/13 at 3:42pm
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wheee.gif

APUs! HSA!

I hope this pays off and actually becomes a standard with next-gen computers.
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Wow i want that chip
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AMD shows runnable "Kaveri" APU
http://www.computerbase.de/news/2013-06/amd-zeigt-lauffaehige-kaveri-apu/

A morning press conference AMD has on Wednesday at the Computex 2013 is shown with the code name "Kaveri" the first time a working version of the next-gen APUs. At the same time, both the BGA and desktop base version of the new processor together with graphics unit was confirmed.

It was shown, according to AMD Kaveri including new Steamroller cores and AMD Graphics Core Next by a demo of Devil May Cry. Based on the small indoor levels can be as usual, but no conclusions as to the actual performance derived. In addition, Lisa Su, senior vice president and general manager of Global Business Unit head for almost everything were to once again best that samples of the Kaveri are already a partner and the start to the end of 2013, nothing stands in the way. This information is controversial in the sense that in the same press conference, only the Richland was officially presented for the desktop, we're in a CPU test and a graphics tests focus. The life time of Richland could run out at the end to just a handful of months since Kaveri will be first introduced in the desktop.

Known as Kaveri is already on the new socket FM2 + set. At Computex 2013, there was the opportunity to take a picture of the bottom of the new APU. This shows two (additional) Pins difference to Trinity / Richland current Socket FM2, which prevents a general backward compatibility. However, AMD confirmed the launch of Richland that this is compatible with the new socket FM2 +. This method was already used AMD in the past and explains the only small additional in the name of the new base.


Kaveri APU AMD BGA socket format


New socket FM2 + for Kaveri (top) and BGA version (below)
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Kaveri wheee.gif

I can't wait for HSA!
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Finally Skynner talked about AMD’s work with game developers to make content look better on AMD graphics and the Never Settle and Never Settle Reloaded game bundles. Jurjen Katsman, the CEO of Nixxes, talked about how AMD worked with his company on Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Hitman: Absolution and Tomb Raider. For example, Nixxes, Crystal Dynamics and AMD jointly developed the TressFX technology in Tomb Raider, which simulates the movement of Lara Croft’s individual strands of hair. Katsman announced that Nixxes will release a new AMD Gaming Evolved title, called Thief, in 2014. AMD wrapped up the press conference with an updated version of its well-known Ruby demo, using an actual game engine (CryTek’s CryEngine 3) and running on the Radeon HD 7990, which illustrated how far gaming hardware has come in the past decade.

A: I want to see that demo!!

B: Thief, oh please be related to the old original Thief series.


Would be nice to have a stealth game that truly pushed forward visual fidelity as well (versus just guns blazing)
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Since the Kaveri is FM2 + meaning won't work on a FM2 socket?
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Originally Posted by mickeykool View Post

Since the Kaveri is FM2 + meaning won't work on a FM2 socket?

FM2+ APUs are almost certainly compatible with FM2 motherboards, FM2 APUs are confirmed to be compatible with FM2+ motherboards. It's likely much like AM2/AM2+ and AM3/AM3+.
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I want right now!
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FM2+ APUs are almost certainly compatible with FM2 motherboards, FM2 APUs are confirmed to be compatible with FM2+ motherboards. It's likely much like AM2/AM2+ and AM3/AM3+.

I think you meant
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FM2+ APUs are almost certainly incompatible with FM2 motherboards
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