Second Wave of Kaveri APU to Debut in Q2 2014 – Dual Core A6-7400K and A4-7300 APU Included

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Kaveri was officially released on January 5 with the products shipping on 14th of the same month. However only the A10-7850k, A10-7700k and in some cases the A8-7600 were released. We have just received information that the second wave of the Kaveri APU will debut in Q2 2014.

AMD Kaveri

A10-7800, A6-7400k , A4-7300 to Debut in Second Quarter of This Year.

Since AMD focuses a lot on the price ranges and the different price targets the new wave will be focused on the mid to lower end of the spectrum. Here are the details of the APUS to be released in the second iteration:

Model Cores Radeon Brand L2 cache Radeon Core 2.0 Max DDR TDP AMD Turbo Core
A10-7800 4 R7 4 MB 512 2133 MHz 65 Watt Yes
A6-7400 k 2 R3 2 MB 256 1866 MHz 65 Watt Yes
A4-7300 2 R3 2 MB 192 1866 MHz 65 Watt Yes

As you can see a higher end but low power Quad Core APU is included with 2 Dual Core APUs. The 4 Cores A10-7800 is a locked Kaveri APU with R7  Radeon, 4 MB of L2 Cache and 512 Cores (same as its high end counterparts). However TDP is lowered to 65W instead of 95W while memory freq remains at 2133 Mhz (though there is word in the air that this will be pushed up to 2400 Mhz before long).

The Dual Cores (A6-7400k and A4-7300) are APUs aimed towards the heart of HTPC market. Building a casual HTPC or even a HTPC/NAS hybrid? Then these Kaveri Dual Cores are perfect for you.  Radeon Cores have been lowered to 256 and 192 respectively and cache to 2 MB. Both feature the Radeon R3 Series and have a TDP of 65W.  One of them (A6-7400k) is unlocked while the other is not.

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However the thing i am interested in is that Richland has not been phased out of inventories completely yet, introducing these lower end versions so soon might actually prove detrimental to their sales.

Model AMD A10-7850K AMD A10-7700K AMD A10-7800 AMD A8-7600 AMD A6-7400K AMD A4-7300
Cores 4/4 4/4 4/4 4/4 2/2 2/2
Unlocked Design Yes Yes No No Yes Yes
Base Clock 3.7 GHz 3.4 GHz 3.5 GHz 3.1 GHz TBA 3.4 GHz
Turbo Clock 4.0 GHz 3.8 GHz 3.9 GHz 3.8 GHz TBA 3.8 GHz
HSA Support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
L2 Cache 4 MB 4 MB 4 MB 4 MB 1 MB 1 MB
Graphics Core Radeon R7 Radeon R7 Radeon R7 Radeon R7 Radeon R5 Radeon R5
Compute Units 8 6 8 6 4 3
GPU Cores 512 384 512 384 256 192
GPU Clock 720 MHz 720 MHz 720 MHz 720 MHz TBA 514 MHz
TDP 95W 95W 65W 65W 65W 65W
Price  $173 US (Launched) $152 US (Launched) $172 US Q2 $119 US (Launched) TBA Q2 ’14 TBA Q2 ’14

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