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AMD has announced the Athlon X4 860K and FX-8300 processors on their booth at Chinajoy 2014. The event held in mainland China gives opportunities to several PC hardware companies to showcase their upcoming and latest products. The Athlon X4 860K is the flagship Athlon processor replacing the Athlon X4 760K while the FX-8300 for the Chinese market since it was already available.AMD Athlon X4 860K FX 8300 Processors

AMD Announces Steamroller Based Athlon X4 860K and Piledriver Based FX-8300 CPUs

The new processors are aimed at the FM2+ and AM3+ platforms, the Athlon chip will be the fastest Athlon series processor in AMD’s lineup while the FX-8300 is a 95W chip with a sub-$150 price. Just yesterday, we also revealed that AMD has two other Athlon processors which have been listed are the Athlon X4 840 and Athlon X2 450.The Athlon X4 840 is a quad core processor featuring a 3.4 GHz clock speed, 2 MB L2 cache, 95W TDP while the Athlon X2 450 is a dual core steamroller based processor of which details are not known at the moment.

The AMD Athlon X4 860K processor codenamed as the Athlon X4 860K “AD860KXBI44JAA” will be the flagship part replacing the Athlon X4 760K from last year. The steamroller based Quad Core chip features four threads, 3.7 GHz clock speed, 2 MB L2 cache and a 95W TDP. The boost clock is not known but considering the A10-7850K which is also a 3.7 GHz clocked chip jumps to 4.0 GHz in boost mode, we can see a similar boost clock for the Athlon X4 860K.

AMD Tonga Radeon R9 285
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AMD is preparing their next generation Tonga GPU for launch and Sweclockers has just revealed a bunch of information regarding the naming scheme of the card itself. The new Tonga GPU based card will be known as Radeon R9 285 and will replace the aged Tahiti core which has almost spanned a good three years lifetime.AMD Tonga Radeon R9 285

AMD Tonga Based Radeon R9 285 Graphics Card Scheduled For Q3 ’14

We have known Tonga for a while as it was one of the names which appeared in Catalyst files dating back to AMD’s GPU ’14 press event. The GPU which was actually supposed to be a part of AMD’s current Volcanic Islands R9 200 series line was pushed back in AMD’s GPU roadmap since AMD preferred rebranding almost half of their products for the new lineup. AMD went ahead to rebrand the Pitcairn, Cape Verde and Tahiti chips into the R9 200 series cards we know today that come at amazing value but feature the exact same specifications from two years ago. Well, the time for their retirement is coming close as AMD is one the verge of launching their successors.

While Tahiti is generally replaced by its successor Hawaii, it is still a part of the current R9 200 series line as a performance part rather than the high-end product. AMD’s Tonga GPU which will feature the Radeon R9 285 branding will replace the Tahiti core but Tahiti will cease to exist until the launch of AMD’s next generation graphics lineup “R9 300″ series since two cards, the Radeon R9 280X and Radeon R9 280 are based on Tahiti XT and Tahiti Pro GPUs and AMD has no plans to launch a product in this price market.

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Reports from several manufacturers have revealed that AMD is readying a new series of processors for their existing platforms. These new processors will include FX-8370 for the AM3+ platform and Steamroller based Athlon X4 860K, Athlon X4 840 and Athlon X2 450 for the FM2+ platform.AMD FX Processor SteamrollerAMD Steamroller

AMD Readies FX-8370 For AM3+ and A4-7300, Athlon X4 860K / 840, Athlon X2 450 CPUs

A few weeks ago, AMD teased a new “Core is Back” trailer for an upcoming CPU announcement which we soon came to know was related to the A-Series family. Now AMD has been using the A-Series branding for their APUs but the branding is also featured on the Athlon processors which are simply accelerated processing units with the GPU chip disabled. This means that the core feature for the Athlon processors is to deliver high-performance out put for CPU specific tasks and clocking in at higher frequencies.

The ASUS motherboard support page has listed one specific steamroller based Athlon processor codenamed as the Athlon X4 860K “AD860KXBI44JAA” which will be the flagship part replacing the Athlon X4 760K from last year. The steamroller based Quad Core chip features four threads, 3.7 GHz clock speed, 2 MB L2 cache and a 95W TDP. The boost clock is not known but considering the A10-7850K which is also a 3.7 GHz clocked chip jumps to 4.0 GHz in boost mode, we can see a similar boost clock for the Athlon X4 860K.

[Rumor][Debunked: Fake] [See comment below for more information] The first CPUZ shot of the much awaited next generation APU has finally leaked out. The source is someone I have never used before but the site in question is of very high ranking. However, I am still going to tag this as rumor because of a single inconsistency mentioned below. The website is Guru3D .

AMD A-Series Old RobotAMD A-Series Mascot Robots

AMD’s Flagship 20nm Carrizo APU A10-8890K – 95W TDP, Hexa Core and 4.4 Ghz Clock

Now a CPUZ from a reliable source is pretty much what any news house worth their salt hopes for. And this appears to be just that. The first thing I noticed is that AMD is continuing the standard APU nomenclature and the new Carrizo APU will be called the A10-8890K. The A10 prefix indicates its part in the A-10 Elite series and K suffix indicates that this particular APU will have an unlocked multiplier. Now if you take a look at the logo you will notice that it says “Elite Hexa Core”, which means that Carrizo APU has 6 cores and considering the TDP (95W) and core clock of 4.4 Ghz thats pretty damn impressive. Take a look at the CPUZ yourself:

[Rumor] The Italian site bitsandchips.it has posted something quite radical today. Citing inside sources, the website claims that the FM2+ socket is sticking around till 2016,and we won’t be seeing DDR4 Support on desktop till the same time. It also claimed that we will not be getting a post Bulldozer architecture till 2016. Needless to say a pinch of salt is a must here.AMD Excavator Performance

AMD FM3+ Socket, DDR4 Support and Post-Bulldozer Architecture in 2016, Carrizo Notebook Only till then – Alleges Italian Report

Ironically, I posted my speculation on AMD’s 12 Core truckload teaser a few hours ago and discussed multiple possibilities. While these ranged from 12 Compute Cores, to 12 Steamroller Cores to a New Architecture, if this report is correct then that pretty much throws all of that out the window (excluding HSA). The report claims that AMD’s FM2+ socket is going to stick around till 2016. Since DDR4 is going to come with the FM3+ socket, the Italian site says that we will not be seeing DDR4 on any desktop products till 2016. The report seems pretty confident about these facts and cites them as such. Summarizing:

  • AMD’s FM3+ Socket in 2016.
  • New Post Bulldozer/SMT Architecture in 2016.
  • No DDR4 Support in Desktop Processors till 2016.

Update: The teaser is actually done on an easy to spot ”cool truck” template found on the web (thanks to _John_ for that) but the image itself was posted by AMD PR. See my comment below for more information.

[Caution: Not Confirmed] I noticed something pretty interesting posted over at Planet3DNow. Basically the guys over there have managed to find an AMD PR image that was posted under the #AMDEvolved twitter handle (I couldn’t find the picture myself, but I probably didn’t look hard enough). The picture depicts 12 AMD Robots. Since the robots are an analogy for cores, it doesn’t take a genius to figure out that AMD is planning something with 12 Cores.

AMD 12 Core ProcessorA truck carrying 12 AMD ‘Cores’. The A Series Logo depicting APUs is also visible.

PR Material Hints at an A Series APU with 12 CPU Cores – Probably Steamroller

Before I let the wrong idea through let me explain why I have tagged it as ‘Not Confirmed’. See, AMD has a very funny way of naming cores. Kaveri has, according to AMD, 12 compute cores. 4 of these cores are CPU and 8 of these are CUs. Ofcourse this is pretty misleading since CPU and GPU cores are nothing alike, but the fact remains. It is possible that these 12 Robots depict 12 Compute Cores as opposed to just 12 Steamroller Cores and I wanted to make that clear. This is also the reason I have tagged the post as not confirmed. An interesting thing to note is that AMD introduced a new ‘robot’ in their “Core is Back” teaser video, which has a red color scheme. However these are the old robots with the standard white color scheme. This seems to suggest that all these robots are on the old steamroller architecture and not a new one. And since Kaveri already exists, boasting a 12 Compute Core A Series APU doesn’t make any sense and therein lies the logical conclusion: the truck must be boasting 12 Steamroller Cores.

AMD Core Logo
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AMD has just posted their “Core is Back” teaser over at their Facebook page which hints at an imminent CPU announcement. Now this may sound crazy but this actually coming from AMD’s official Facebook and Youtube pages makes this so much more interesting that we couldn’t wait to find out what this announcement is about actually.AMD Core is Back

AMD CORE IS BACK Teaser Video

AMD Teases “Core Is Back” Teaser and Core Evolution Video

AMD is teasing their upcoming CPU announcement with a picture on their Facebook page and a CGI Video on their YouTube channel. The Facebook page and Youtube Video lists down the following statements:

The war continues to rage and battles may be lost but heroes will evolve.#AMDEvolved via AMD Facebook

“In your PC, applications battle for resources. While powerful CORE hardware fights to maintain the balance. But the war never ends. And the applications only get stronger. Battles may be lost. But heroes will EVOLVE. CORE IS BACK!” via AMD YouTube

When I first saw this picture, I thought it was some fan prompting AMD to release a new CPU but after looking at the teaser video, I become quite excited myself. As you can note, the “Core is Back” title is a conformation that a new CPU announcement is coming and some might even say that core can also be used for GPU but if you take a look at the video, you will notice that applications and CPU have a mutual relationship and makes it the only device to do such a teaser announcement for. The video itself is called “Core Evolution” which hints that the new core technology is an evolution of an existing architecture. So this could be a new FX launch, an updated Kaveri APU or a FX APU based on Steamroller architecture with the iGPU disabled for faster core clock speeds.

AMD Kaveri APU
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Evidence regarding stacked DRAM on next generation AMD APUs has surfaced once again which gives hints that the upcoming Carrizo APU or its successor will be the first APUs to enable high-bandwidth stacked DRAM design on-chip.AMD APUs Carrizo APU Stacked Memory

Evidence Regarding AMD APUs Featuring High-Bandwidth Stacked Memory Surfaces

It has been known for a while that AMD is sampling their first generation HBM (High Bandwidth Memory) and we can find official specifications in slides dating back to December 2013. While there was no mention of what product or application may make use of HBM back then, the latest slides from AMD’s official Fast Forward presentation talks regarding stacked DRAM specifically on APUs. The Fast Forward project’s objectives are to enhance the high volume APU architecture and investigate in next generation processor and memory tech for exascale and consume scale systems.

Within the presentation, you can find several references of stacked memory and new APU technologies such as HSA+, PIM (Processing In Memory) and Two Level memory. Some of these are already part of the current AMD APU family such as Kaveri which introduced several new features such as HSA on software and steamroller, gcn or hardware side.

AMD logo
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During the Q2 financial conference call, AMD’s SVP and COO, Lisa Su, assured that their company will out 20nm products next year followed by 16nm FinFET later on. While there have been rumors that AMD might introduce 20nm products in late 2014, I believe that this statement is an end to all those reports since AMD’s entire lineup is to stick with the current 28nm process node this year.AMD 20nm

AMD Assures 20nm Products in 2015 – 16nm FinFET Later On

In Q1 2014, AMD forwarded the same statement that their graphics and semi-custom business products will both stick with 28nm. We have seen several 28nm products across AMD graphics and processors designs which include the Radeon R9 and Radeon R7 series for graphics while Steamroller, Jaguar powering AMD’s processors and accelerated processing units were also based on 28nm.

“We (AMD) will be shipping products in 20 nanometre next year and as we move forward obviously a FinFET is also important,” Lisa Su (Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at AMD) via Fudzilla

This news is interesting for the moment since AMD is on the verge to introduce new graphics processing units for the consumer industry. These include the Tonga, Iceland and Maui which are reportedly launching in Q3 and Q4 2014. So we can more or less confirm that all three of these chips will feature the existing 28nm process design while their replacements which are now believed to arrive 2015 will be based on 20nm. The same goes for AMD’s upcoming semi-custom APUs which are part of AMD’s Skybridge initiative which allows pin-to-pin compatibility for x86 and ARM based processors. The Cambridge APU will feature this technology leveraging the efficiency while the K12 ARM core which is a 64-bit ARM custom designed core will use 16nm FinFET technology. It should be noted that AMD also has a true x86 architecture in development to feed high-performance needs which should not be expected prior to 2016-2017 so we may see it based on a smaller node.

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AMD’s Carrizo APU “Mobile” platform specifications and details have been unveiled in a slide posted by VR-Zone. The slide confirms pretty much everything we have known about Carrizo and will end much of the confusion that has been build around the information regarding AMD’s 5th generation of accelerated processing units for their mobile platforms.AMD Carrizo APU Platform Details

AMD Carrizo APU “Mobile” Platform Details Unveiled

The platform details regarding AMD Carrizo APU have been unveiled for the Mobile platform rather the desktop platform but we will believe that the desktop platform will be similar in terms of architecture and design as was with Kaveri generation of processors, earlier this year. If you look at the picture of the slide posted by VR-Zone, you will note that it is very similar to the SteamrollerB powered Kaveri 2.0 platform slide which was leaked almost 8 months ago and turned out to be true at the time of Kaveri’s launch since most of the details reported were accurate.

AMD’s Carrizo APU would become the fifth installment in the Accelerated Processing Units family which will feature the latest Excavator core architecture. From previous leaks, we have come to know that Excavator is based on a 28nm process probably based on GlobalFoundaries since AMD chose it the node for Kaveri too. Powering the CPU side, these new x86 Excavator modular cores will leverage the IPC for greater performance compared to Steamroller. The mobile platform will feature both Quad Core and Dual Core variants but right now, we are looking at a glimpse of the top-end variant which shares 2 MB L2 cache.

Videocardz.com has just released some new information about AMD GPUs. The GPUs in question are ofcourse Tonga, Iceland and Hawaii. As for the Maxwell Mobility news, we have already covered the 870MX a while back. Now we had already told you that the speculated Hawaii XTX with 3072 SP doesn’t exist and now it seems that VC is stating the same, citing a Hawaii core with higher clocks. AMD Tonga GPU

AMD Iceland, Tonga and Hawaii Revision Detailed – R9 390X Allegedly Leaked

Now before we begin, the leak from our source also mentions the fabled R9 390X citing some specs. However the leak of the R9 390X is slightly shady. Here are the reasons why:

[RUMOR] Notice the shiny tag at the start. Continue. We have received some information regarding AMD’s upcoming APU Carrizo, this information is unverified so I will be treating it as a rumor. The report comes from the Italian site bitsandchips.it and states that AMD’s upcoming flagship APUs will have Stacked DRAM while maintaining the 28nm Node.

Carrizo APU RoadmapThe Quite Old ‘Leaked’ Roadmap

Carrizo APU will be based on the 28nm Node and have HBM (High Bandwidth Memory)

Now it goes without saying, that you need to keep that pinch of salt handy throughout this post. However this news, if true, is very interesting. We know for a fact that APUS benefit a lot from good memory and if these APUs will truly support HBM then we can expect to see some very substantial performance per clock gains while jumping from Kaveri to Carrizo even while staying on the same node. Another important point to note is that with the Carrizo APU the implementation of HSA will be perfected resulting in probably significant in compute as well as gaming.

Now we already know that AMD is working with Hynix to create Stacked DRAM.  We also know that this memory will come in two types, namely 3DS and HBM (Don’t be fooled by the lack of 3D in this name, both are stacked). The memory that is in question here is the HBM variant type which will feature the highest bandwidth and I know for a fact that there are two types already in production. Namely the 2-Hi and 4-Hi variants. You can find the detailed analysis of the same in my Pascal Architecture Analysis. Now the max bandwidth of a single HBM is 128-256 GBps (compare this to the 28GBps of GDDR5), so we are looking at an insane growth in bandwidth, albeit at reduced clocks (most probably around 1000Mhz).

‘GTA V PC’ had been the pinnacle of PC release controversy this past year (before Watch Dogs that is) and we are still waiting to see how the game looks after the application of Photoreal mods. Thankfully the game along with other titles could be getting Mantle API support, which needless to put, would be a literal game changer. The info was given to us by our sister site Videocardz.com

GTA V PC

‘GTA V PC’ And Other Titles Could be Getting ‘Mantle API’ Support

“GTA V PC” was the the World’s Most Expensive Video Game ever made (and could still be considering Destiny’s budget is now in question) and if it gets Mantle Support, it would be a massive win for AMD. There are other games that are “Mantle Support Pending” and contain some notable titles such as Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, but no title will make as big an impact as “GTA V PC”. Now before we go any further lets take a look at the unreleased games that are queued for Mantle Support:

  • Homefront: The Revolution
  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
  • Alien: Isolation
  • Elite: Dangerous
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris
  • Kingdom Come: Deliverance
  • Lichdom: Battlemage
  • Sleeping Dogs: Triad Wars
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Hardware

A few days ago, we reported that AMD might slash prices off of their Radeon R9 280X and Radeon R9 280 series graphics cards and from the looks of it, the first round of price cuts have already hit the market. While their have been a few pricing adjustments from manufacturer’s, AMD is now sending out the word to slash prices from the Radeon R9 and Radeon R7 series graphics cards.AMD Radeon R9 280 and R7 265

First Round of Price Cuts Hit The AMD Radeon R9 and Radeon R7 GPUs

Computerbase managed to find out that HIS, one of AMD’s biggest AIC partners have started offering price cuts on their cards by as much as $10-$30. The new price cuts aren’t just limited to the Radeon R9 280X and Radeon R9 280 graphics cards but the Radeon R9 270X and Radeon R7 260X are also receiving price reductions which can be seen through several retailers. Judging from the new prices, the HIS Radeon R7 260X is retailing at 99.90 Euro, HIS Radeon R7 265 for 119.90 Euros, HIS Radeon R9 260X for 149.90 Euros and the Radeon R9 280X for 219.90 Euros. Currently, HIS is the only manufacturer who have started offering price cuts on their graphics cards how-ever, other manufacturers will soon follow.

Taking a look over at Newegg, I spotted some really interesting listing under the HIS GPU section. I recently published a review of the HIS Radeon R9 280 IceQ X2 graphics card last week and at that point of time, the card was retailing at $279.99 US over at Newegg. Now its down to $259.99 US and the cheapest variant which comes with the IceQ cooler can be bought for $219.99 US. The official cost of the Radeon R9 280 at launch was $279.99 US and it did receive a price cut to $249.99 US so we are looking at a $30 reduction in its average price. Similarly, the flagship Radeon R9 280X non-reference IceQ x2 variants can now be purchased at the reference MSRP of $299.99 US and we are expecting at least $279.99 US for the reference variants.

AMD has just recently launched the A10-7800 APU of the Kaveri family. The APU is the locked sibling of the Kaveri A10-7850K and features a massive reduction in TDP (30W) taking it down from the 7850K’s 95W to a much more reasonable 65W. The only downside being that the multiplier is locked, though you can still mess with the BCLK. The A10-7800 should be priced around the $145 price point.

AMD Mobility Kaveri APU Features

Kaveri A10-7800 APU Launches – Locked Multiplier, 512 GCN Cores and 65W TDP

Now the APU is based on the Kaveri architecture and actually features the full shader count of the flagship. On the CPU side the APU features steam roller cores that are divided into two blocks. It features the Radeon R7 series graphics with the full 512 GCN 2.0 core count. It supports Mantle API and Direct X 11.2. Basically, more or less the specs are identical like support for DDR3-1866Mhz memory.  The APU is clocked at 3.5Ghz with a Turbo frequency of 3.9 Ghz while the GPU side is clocked at 720Mhz.

The only other differences between the A10-7800 and A10-7850K are  that the flagship is clocked 200 Mhz higher on the base clock and 100Mhz higher turbo clock. Apart from that, the 7800 is the splitting image of the Kaveri flagship with the added bonus of having a much lower TDP rating. Needless to say that for HTPC builds and very casual gaming rigs, this is a god sent chip. The pricing as I already mentioned will be somewhere between 140 and 150 US dollars.



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