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AMD details Kaveri APU, will launch on January 14th

By Scorpus
Nov 12, 2013
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  1. At AMD's APU13 developer conference, the company unveiled new details about their upcoming Kaveri APU, the successor to this year's Richland line. AMD announced that the desktop Kaveri parts, using the FM2+ socket, will be available from January 14th, 2014...

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  2. Maximum Payne

    Maximum Payne TS Rookie

    I don't know for you , but I am super exited.
    Is it possible somehow to figure it out how much cpu (steamroller) has been improved ?
  3. Forg0t2

    Forg0t2 TS Enthusiast Posts: 108   +12

    I'm pretty excited aswell... It sounds like a really good chip and I'm really curious about its price...
  4. veLa

    veLa TS Booster Posts: 509   +81

    I guess I'll good off on buying another Vishera system now.
  5. TechGamer

    TechGamer TS Booster Posts: 414   +34

    And it will be released 2 days after my birthday seems like a new 500$ rig to me for experimenting
  6. Wagan8r

    Wagan8r TS Guru Posts: 592   +45

    So, just shy of the XBOX ONE's GPU? Not bad for an APU.
  7. PC nerd

    PC nerd TS Booster Posts: 325   +38

    So much power stuffed into a little package. You'd never believe this was possible 10 years ago.
  8. I can't get over the name. Kaveri is Finnish for buddy/friend. :D
  9. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 1,912   +362

    As cool as this is, I just want a dedicated desktop CPU upgrade from AMD :/
  10. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder TS Evangelist Posts: 2,205   +518

    Thats pretty good, at that power of a on Die GPU, thats going to blow the mid range market wide open. Kinda anxious for this chip to see if the CPU is up to par to match the built in GPU.
  11. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 6,939   +899

    Equivalent to a 7750? Talk about awesome. I am kind of pissed off because this thing is getting close to surpassing my laptops GPU performance on BF4 xD!
     
  12. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,836   +667

    Would have been even more awesome if AMD had kept to their target specification which would have been closer to the HD 7770. At last years AMD FADS (see Lisa Su's presentation pdf), Kaveri was supposed to a 1+ TFlop part
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    That 1.05TF is now 856 GFlops
    [​IMG]

    The comparable Trinity part is 736 GFlops - Kaveri represents an increase of 16.3%
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  13. But remember that while Richland has over 856GFLOPs, it is based on the VLIW architecture which is very hard to untap all that compute performance due to the superscalar nature of that. That explains why for example, the HD 7870 is able to match and outperform the HD 6970 while having less theorical compute performance and less core processors.
  14. avioza

    avioza TS Rookie Posts: 55   +15

    If this product stands up to expectations, I will be very happy. AMD is back! *cheer*
  15. I would like to see this APU X-fired with the R series Cards.. :D Monster!


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