AMD is yet to launch their Kaveri APUs which arrive in January 2014 and we are already hearing the first details of their next generation Carrizo APU. This isn’t the first time we are hearing of Carrizo, many details of the APU have already been revealed and AMD’s latest roadmap seems to confirm whatever we have heard except just one thing.
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AMD Carrizo APU Details Revealed – Arrives in 2015 With 65W Parts
The AMD Carrizo APU will replace the Kaveri APU when it launches in 2015. From the updated roadmap, it is confirmed that Carrizo APUs would be equipped with the high-performance Excavator core which pushes the performance to the next level with its x86 modular core design. The Excavator core would be limited to AMD APUs and possibly their Opteron enterprise processors. As far as AMD’s FX CPU’s are concerned, we don’t see them happening now with the Steamroller architecture and we think this trend will continue since AMD seems to have abandoned the high-performance processors for consumers.
AMD’s GCN architecture would be featured inside the Carrizo APU and we are talking next gen here. The GCN die implemented on the Carrizo APU would support DirectX 11.2, TrueAudio, Mantle, OpenGL 4.3. Performance will be boosted over Kaveri APU which currently runs Battlefield 4 on 1080P resolution without any discrete GPU. The more efficient architecture would also mean that the TDP of the top level SKUs would be configured just around 65W.