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[Tech Report] Retail-boxed A8-7600 APUs delayed until second half of 2014

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This slipped under the radar last week, but it's notable news nonetheless. Remember that A8-7600 Kaveri APU we tested back in January? Well, it's still not available as a retail-boxed product, and according to AMD, it won't be for a while yet. Here's the official word from the company, as relayed by our forums' resident AMD representative:

Production of the AMD A8-7600 is on track and will be available first to AMD’s OEM customers in Q1 2014, to ensure the introduction of AMD based systems in Q2 2014. Additional parts of the AMD A8-7600 for PIB production will be available for sale in the component channel in 2H 2014.

Translation: the A8-7600 will hit pre-built systems this quarter, but PIB, or processor-in-a-box, versions of the chip won't come out until the second half of 2014.


For those wondering what happened to a chip reviewed months ago...
post #2 of 14
Well that's worrying... There hasn't been a peep about Kaveri laptop chips either.

So what, are there supply issues or something?
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post #3 of 14
sounds like they're waiting for more people to run out to patience and buy an A10 instead
post #4 of 14
NEIN!
Well that really is too bad since the A8-7600 is a bulk seller it is great price/perf and perf/watt hope they at least push them toward the OEMs already.
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A8 would have been great for a low cost machine.
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post #6 of 14
Great! All plans cancelled as always.
post #7 of 14
Well that blows my mITX Kaveri build out of the water, I refuse to waste money on an A10 when the A8 will be just as fine
post #8 of 14
As expected of AMD. They really need to finish restructuring. I know plans change frequently in the semiconductor/chip world but for the past 6 or so years AMD has been flopping all over the place.
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There's something really shady about having reviewers review parts that wont be out for another 6 months...

They did send 7600s to most sites as far as I remember.
 
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There's something really shady about having reviewers review parts that wont be out for another 6 months...

They did send 7600s to most sites as far as I remember.
They indeed did this is bad for the HSA scene in general because adoption of those procs is something AMD needs.
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