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AMD launches Kaveri APU series, promises strong GPU performance

By Scorpus ยท 11 replies
Jan 14, 2014
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  1. AMD has officially taken the wraps off their brand new range of APUs, codenamed 'Kaveri'. As the successor to last year's Richland APUs, Kaveri includes new CPU cores based on AMD's 'Steamroller' architecture, plus a Radeon R7 series GPU integrated...

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  2. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 2,830   +1,144

    How about steamroller desktop CPUs. APUs are great and all but.....I want the new gen of amd CPUs to come out before I buy anything.
  3. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TS Evangelist Posts: 1,855   +583

    Last I heard, Steamroller FX won't be coming this year.
  4. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 2,830   +1,144

    I heard that too, and I find it sort of hard to believe. Unless they are trying to make sure steamroller FX will be as good as its hype....
  5. Nima304

    Nima304 TS Guru Posts: 365   +81

    These are beautiful. It's great to see AMD CPUs finally supporting PCI 3.0, and those GPU specs are pretty awesome for an APU.
  6. Does having shared memory between CPU and GPU mean that it is possible to tessellate models on CPU side and may be higher quality motion blurs using pixel buffer objects?
  7. Kevin82485

    Kevin82485 TS Booster Posts: 160   +41

    Engadget reports that "...the lower-specced A8-7600 will start at $119, rising to $152 for the A10-7700K and,...$173 for the flagship A10."
  8. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder This guy again... Posts: 2,196   +592

    Its on newegg right now for sale at 189.99
    So im glad to see up to a 10% clock to clock performance increase over its predecessor, however its sadly not as much as they have promised (Originally AMD had said 20-25%).

    Im actually going to pick one of these up soon enough for an inexpensive steam machine running on the APU only (Maybe a hybrid CFX later). The 2400mhz memory controller is a very nice add on for this chip and was something I was not expecting.

    Don't hold your breath, I believe because of the way things are going, AM3+ is dead and there is not going to be an AM4 anytime soon. The fact that AMD has basically held off on saying anything regarding their AMX platform in any of their announcements has basically shown they are focused now on APU's and the FMX platform. Sad to say, but if nothing comes out before Haswell E, I will be sticking with Intel at least for the next couple years and my FX 9590 will be the last AMD CPU I will own.
  9. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,133   +3,243

    That is sad, you have been so loyal.

    As long as you don't switch to nVidia. If that happens, I will need to find someone else to bicker with the nVidia FanClub. lol I'm sorry, I shouldn't have said that. Give me a minute to loose my giggles.

    P.S. - I didn't post to be an insult, please don't take it that way.
  10. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder This guy again... Posts: 2,196   +592

    LOL none taken, however I have not bee actually that loyal, I normally swap back and forth every time I swap CPUs around. Before my Phenom I had an Core 2 Duo, before that I had an Athlon 64, Before that Pentium 4, before that Pentium 2 (Slot loader Baby, that chip was fun!). The only reason I actually had AMD 3 chips in a row was because of Cheap upgrades while using same motherboard. So its about time to move back over in a year or so to the Haswell 6 or 8 core CPU. As for GPU's, doubt ill be switching anytime soon from my 3 R9 290X's, but depending on the prices or what not, I may go over to Nvidia again though their recent practices constantly leave a bad taste in my mouth. The first ATI cards I have owned (Minus an X300 I returned years ago for compatibility issues) were my 6990's.

    Oh also, my laptop is this Link
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  11. veLa

    veLa TS Evangelist Posts: 754   +212

    It's just not going to happen man. Best bet is to pick up a Vishera and overclock it to hell and back.

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