AMD Low Power Mullins and Mainstream Beema APU Detailed – Powered With PUMA+ x86 and GCN Cores, Launches Tomorrow

Hassan Mujtaba
Posted Apr 29, 2014
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Last week, AMD made a teaser site for an upcoming product which we believe had to do something with the upcoming Mullins and Beema APU. Today, we can confirm that AMD is officially going to introduce both APU designs based on their next generation PUMA+ cores in less than 10 hours left in launch as noted from AMD’s teaser site, we thought that its time to detail some bits and pieces of AMD’s new mainstream and low-power APUs.AMD Puma+ x86 Cores

AMD PUMA+ x86 Core and Graphics Core Next Architecture

So the first thing we are going to talk about is the architecture behind the new Mullins and Beema cores. Both accelerated processing units are architecturally similar but aimed at different segments. AMD has been taking time developing their latest x86 core architecture which is codenamed as PUMA+ and while it is not a drastic leap forward then Jaguar in terms of design but it does comes with enhancements in both performance and power efficiency which we are going to talk about in this article.

For starters, Both Mullins and Beema APU will feature the PUMA+ x86 core architecture. The top most SOC chip will feature a Quad Core design followed by Dual Core variants. In addition to the x86 cores, the new APUs will be the first processors on x86 technology to integrate an ARM core exclusively for security purposes. Aside from the PUMA+ cores, we are also looking at Graphic Core Next GPU architecture which will be fused on the APU die. The new GCN core architecture will leverage the performance of AMD APUs in graphics intensive tasks and overall better user experience. This also shows just how scalable the GCN architecture is empowering both AMD’s top high-performance Radeon R9 290X graphics card and even their low-power 4.5W Mullins APUs.

The latest APUs will also include support for DDR3-1866 MHz memory and deliver over 50% more frequency (clock speeds) at half the TDP of the previous generation Jaguar based accelerated processing units, namely Kabini and Temash.

AMD Mainstream Beema APU Platform:

The mainstream Beema APU platform is designed as a SOC unit with various new power enhancements that will transfer to Mullins. With ULP notebook and Tablet form factors kept in mind, Beema will power several new tech devices across the board. The platform includes a few new parts which are listed below:
AMD Beema and Mullins APUs

PowerColor RX 480 Devil Pictured With A Custom Backplate And Overclocked GPU Clock Speed Info – Will Be Announced Soon
AMD A6-6310 AMD A4-6210 AMD E2-6110 AMD E1-6010
Process 28nm 28nm 28nm 28nm
Core x86 PUMA+ x86 PUMA+ x86 PUMA+ x86 PUMA+
Graphics GCN Radeon R4 GCN Radeon R3 GCN Radeon R2 GCN Radeon R2
TDP 15W TBC TBC TBC
Memory Support DDR3-1866 DDR3-1866 DDR3-1866 DDR3-1866
3DMark 11 778 703 614 438
PCMark 8 1923 1817 1712 1466
Basemark CL 22 21 19 15
Launch 30th April 2014 30th April 2014 30th April 2014 30th April 2014

AMD Low-Power Mullins APU Platform:

The mainstream Mullins APU platform is designed as a SOC unit with various new power enhancements that will transfer from Beema. With ULP notebook and Tablet form factors kept in mind, Beema will power several new tech devices across the board. You can notice the “Micro” branding for the Mullins APUs in the chart which can be seen below. The platform includes a few new parts which are listed below:AMD Beema APUs

AMD A10 Micro-6700T AMD A4 Micro-6400T AMD E1 Micro-6200T Temash Quad Core Temash Dual Core
Process 28nm 28nm 28nm 28nm 28nm
Cores x86 PUMA+ x86 PUMA+ x86 PUMA+ Jaguar Jaguar
Graphics
TDP/SDP 4.5W/2.8W 4.5W/2.8W 3.9W/2.8W 8.0W/5.4W 3.9W/3.5W
Memory Support DDR3-1333 DDR3-1333 DDR3-1333 DDR3-1066 DDR3-1066
3DMark 11 582 452 371 478 299
PCMark 8 1591 1386 1294 1487 1186
BaseMark CL 15 13 12 15 10
Launch 30th April 2014 30th April 2014 30th April 2014 2013 2013

Prices are not known at the moment but you’ll find an updated article with more precise information and details tomorrow morning. Till then, you can look at the additional slides below:

AMD GCN Polaris 12, Polaris 10 XT2 and Vega 10 GPUs Leaked - Spotted Inside Latest MacOS Drivers, Aiming Both High-End and Mainstream Markets

AMD Mullins and Beema APU Die Shot:AMD Beema APU Die Shot

AMD Low Power Mullins and Mainstream Beema APU Tech Slides:AMD Beema and Mullins AMD Beema and Mullins IO Enhancements AMD Beema Boost Control AMD Beema Mullins Power Enhancements AMD Beema vs Kabini SOC AMD Skin Temperature Aware Power mangement

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