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AMD announced its 2014 A-Series APU for the desktop platform, code-named "Kaveri," after the southern-Indian river. Built in the new FM2+ package, the APUs run only on socket FM2+ motherboards based on the AMD A88X, A78, and A55 chipsets; while the socket itself can seat older FM2 APU families, "Trinity" and "Richland." In many ways, the socket transition is similar to that of socket AM3+. "Kaveri" sees AMD integrate two of its newest CPU and GPU micro-architectures, "Steamroller" for CPU, and Graphics CoreNext 2.0 for the GPU. "Kaveri" is also built on newer generation 28 nm silicon fab process.

More here: http://www.techpowerup.com/196841/amd-announces-4th-generation-a-series-kaveri-desktop-apus.html
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When the NDA lifts up;
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When the NDA lifts up; the panties will drop.

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Man I need some solid reviews already
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dont put ur hopes up, it wont be anywhere close to i5 sandy, let alone haswell.
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dont put ur hopes up, it wont be anywhere close to i5 sandy, let alone haswell.
It'll be close to sandy in most things maybe not fpu (cinebench), if hsa takes off it will be much better again though only at some things. Amds plan is move workload to gpu which far superior to intels.
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I've owned Intel's all my life, but I'm really looking forward to the advancement of APUs. IMO this is the future of CPUs and coders have to accept it.

I'm not talking about having APUs running games with their iGPUs, but accelerating common CPU tasks with them. (i.e. CPU physics)

IMO, that's why AMD bought ATI back then. To make APUs when the time is right. Intel has no way of competing in this department (both in terms of h/w and s/w) unless they team up with or buy NVIDIA.
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It'll be close to sandy in most things maybe not fpu (cinebench), if hsa takes off it will be much better again though only at some things. Amds plan is move workload to gpu which far superior to intels.
I am generally looking for an overall real world performance of x86. Kaveri have to get close to a sandy, otherwise it will disappoint. This is not asking too much especially Sandy is already 3yrs old.

hsa is worthless now until we see enough mainstream softwares taking advantages of it.
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hsa is worthless now until we see enough mainstream softwares taking advantages of it.

That's all.
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