AMD reportedly readying mid-year Kaveri family refresh

By Scorpus ยท 12 replies
Jan 29, 2015
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  1. AMD's officially announced processor line-up for 2015 includes two product categories at this stage: Carizzo, and Carrizo-L. Designed for mid- and low-power laptops, as well as other portable devices, Carizzo won't venture across to desktop-class devices.

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  2. Cryio

    Cryio TS Addict Posts: 208   +62

    A want a new FX 6/8 core CPU for desktop from AMD so much.
  3. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,741   +3,707

    I would say a few good words for AMD, but then I would be called out for my ignorance.
  4. GeforcerFX

    GeforcerFX TS Evangelist Posts: 579   +189

    FX is dead, Fm2+ and AM1 are the only supported platforms for 2015.
  5. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,477   +126

    I have APU A8 (4 cores for CPU / 4 cores for GPU) and A4 2 cores for CPU and 2 cores for GPU) not bad at all.
  6. TrueBooleanFals

    TrueBooleanFals TS Member Posts: 76   +12

    Wait, I was looking at getting the FX6300 with my Christmas Amazon card... But thought I would wait until the next wave would come out. So, you're telling me that FX wont be upgrading..? I don't think I like these APUs... I mean, how are they better than the AM3+ socket if I already have a dedicated GPU?
  7. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,287   +903

    I'm an FX6300 owner, and I would go for an i5. More raw power, you also have great mobos for ITX builds if that might be your thing.
  8. Cryio

    Cryio TS Addict Posts: 208   +62

    All in all these Godveri APUs (such a stupid name though), would basically be what Richland was to Trinity.
  9. GeforcerFX

    GeforcerFX TS Evangelist Posts: 579   +189

    yeah but trinity to richland had a bigger mhz bump on the cpu. The big difference is that GPU clock change 130mhz should keep the A10s competing with broadwell still, I have seen a few screen shots of a10-7850ks running the internal GPU at around 900mhz so there is still more headroom above the boot potentially.
    Well the best deal I found online for 4670k was $225 and a FX8320 can be had for $130, the FX can pull ahead in multi-threaded work loads still and can rival i7's in those workloads. If your gaming focused then the i5 will get ya the extra 5-10 FPS you might be craving. I cough my 8320 for $105 on black friday, nothing intel has in that price range can really come close to the performance I get beyond just gaming. The FX6300 is price competitive with i3's and imo its a much better buy if your down in the low $100 market, anyone building a system they plan on upgrading the cpu in though in the next year after building going the intel route, opens more doors.
  10. genuinethief

    genuinethief TS Member Posts: 18

    Need something new from amd, please contact samsung.

    Jesus saves
  11. Hi. Have you heard of Athlon CPU ? It's A10-7850k without the integral graphic, so it has more overclocking potential and less heating. On PassMark, it has the highest single-thread performance out of all AMD cpu-s (excluding power hungry monsters - FX 9000 line, which beat it slightly). It's even cheaper than FX-6300 and stronger if you are not using all 6 cores on FX. If you are just a gamer, that is the CPU for you.

    It's called Athlon x4 860k, it goes on the newest FM2+ socket and maybe there is hope, that an Athlon refresh will come out to this socket too. Just hook it up with some 2400Mhz memory and you are golden.
  12. GeforcerFX

    GeforcerFX TS Evangelist Posts: 579   +189

    Problem with the 860k was and still is the motherboards, none of the FM2+ boards that were out when it shipped worked with the chip. Also atm Intel has greater growth potential on the 1150 platform if you go with the pentium G3258 you could move into a i5 or i7 down the road and see huge leaps in performance. A max overclocked 860k usually bests most i3's but can't hold a candle to a i5. If I decide to update my secondary tower this year though it will prob be a FM2+ chip I can only hope AMD released a 6 core chip at least to the platform because I would need the extra cores for things outside gaming.
  13. Cryio

    Cryio TS Addict Posts: 208   +62

    Athlon CPUs are great CPUs for the money, but let's not fantasize what they can actually do. They are not as fast as you think they are simply because they lack L3 cache, which a lot of applications and especially games love.

    An FX 4300 will be faster than an Athlon, clock for clock, simply because of the 6 (was it 8 ?) MB of L3 cache on the FX.

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