AMD demonstrated working samples of its upcoming Kabini APU at CES 2013 which would be the company’s first true x86 based Quad Core SOC planned for launch in first half of 2013 along with the Temash APU.
AMD Kabini APU and Temash APU – Future System-on-Chips
AMD’s Kabini APU would be available as an Entry Level chip for ultra-thin notebooks delivering upto twice the performance improvement compared to Brazos 2.0 with much better battery life. The flagship of the Kabini APU lineup has been confirmed to be the Kabini X4 5110 while the E-Series flagship would be the E1 3110. The Kabini APUs would be powered by the latest Jaguar cores and AMD’s Radeon HD 8000 series IGP.
AMD in their latest press release have provided the first performance figure of the Kabini APU which was tested at AMD Performance Labs. Following are the performance figures of the Kabini APU compared to Brazos 2.0:
- AMD A6-5200 APU (Kabini) with AMD Radeon HD 8400 graphics – 5271 Marks (PCMark Vantage)
- AMD E2-1800 APU (Brazos) with AMD Radeon HD 7340 graphics – 2807 Marks (PCMark Vantage)
AMD also demonstrated its Temash Low Power APU and compares it against an Hondo APU. Results can be seen below:
- AMD A6-1450 (Temash) with Radeon HD 8280 IGP – 981 Marks (3DMark Vantage)
- AMD Z-60 APU (Hondo) with Radeon HD 6250 IGP – 455 Marks (3DMark Vantage)
- AMD A6-1450 (Temash) with Radeon HD 8280 IGP – 3123 Marks (PCMark Vantage)
- AMD Z-60 APU (Hondo) with Radeon HD 6250 IGP – 1914 Marks (PCMark Vantage)
Both Kabini APU and Temash APU would debut in the first half of 2013. The performance numbers show significant improvement over their predecessors and we expect same results from the retail samples.