AMD Kaveri APU Lineup For 2014 Leaked – Six New A-Series APUs With SteamrollerB and GCN Cores
A few minutes ago, we posted the benchmarks of AMD's A10-7800 Kaveri APU which is the flagship chip of the 2014 A-Series lineup. Now we have got the complete list of APUs that would be headed to consumers in 2014 and feature the SteamrollerB and Graphics Core Next architecture for faster speed, multi-tasking performance and to create a unified link between the CPU, GPU and Memory with the new Heterogeneous System Architecture (HSA in short).
AMD Kaveri APU Lineup For 2014 Leaked - Six New APUs
Initially, the AMD Kaveri APU lineup would consist of three chips which include the A10-7850K, A10-7700K, and the A8-7600 as was previously detailed. But over the course of 2014, AMD would launch three additional chips under the A6 and A4 branding aimed towards the low-cost FM2+ platform. Following are the details regarding each new Kaveri APU planned for launch this year:
Before getting into specifications, i would like to mention some features that would be available across the 2014 APU lineup which on the architecture side includes the SteamrollerB cores (upto 4) and GCN (Graphics Core Next) compute units with upto 512 Stream processors. Both the CPU and GPU would offer a unified experience with the help of HSA enhancements. On the software side, AMD Kaveri APUs would include Audio DSPs to enable the AMD True Audio support, additionally these APUs would feature support for Mantle API, OpenGL 4.3, DirectX 11.2 PCI-Express 3.0 functionality and AMD Zero Power.
On with the specifications, the A10-7850K as expected would remain the flagship Kaveri APU of 2014 boasting 4 Steamroller cores, 4 MB L2 Cache and clock speeds of 3.7 GHz base and 4.0 GHz turbo. On the graphics side, the APU would feature 8 Compute Units resulting in 512 stream processors clocked at 654 MHz base and 720 MHz in boost. The APU is fully unlocked allowing users to overclock the chip past the limits and supports DDR3-2133 MHz and comes in a 95W TDP package.
The A10-7700K is another unlocked chip featuring the Steamroller core architecture with a max boost clock of 3.8 GHz and base clock of 3.5 GHz. It features 4 MB of L2 cache while the GPU side ships with a GCN graphics die featuring 6 shader units equaling to a total of 384 Stream processors clocked at 720 MHz. The A10-7700K features a TDP of 95W so we may see one Kaveri APU part based on the A8 series which would feature a TDP of 95W.
UPDATE - As pointed out by our Disqus user 'Naroon', the Non-K APUs would still allow BCLK adjustment which would allow overclocking. The graphics side would be fully unlocked on both K and Non-K chips.
While it's true that the multiplier is locked, users will still be able to overclock the old-fashioned way -- i.e. baseclock overclocking. Just about every non-OEM FM2+ board will allow users to overclock in this manner.
FMx platforms do use the base clocks as their PCIe clocks, unless you are not running dedicated graphics, you might run into instability after just a few MHz of base clock bumps.
Now we come to the new SKU details starting with the A10-7800 (Non-K) which has 4 cores clocked at 3.5 GHz base and 3.9 GHz turbo while the graphics side would be equipped with 8 GCN compute units resulting in 512 Stream processors which would be clocked at 654 MHz base and 720 MHz boost. The APU would feature a 65 Watt TDP but won't support any kind of overclocking due to the locked multiplier.
The A8-7600 would be the last quad core variant in the Kaveri APU lineup featuring 3.1 GHz base and 3.8 GHz turbo frequencies with 4 MB L2 cache, 65W TDP and DDR3-2133 MHz support. The graphics side would include 384 Stream processors (6 Compute Units) and a core speed of 654 MHz base and 720 MHz boost.
AMD A6-7400K and A4-7300 Dual Core Kaveri's
Next up we have two dual core variants which include the A6-7400K and A4-7300 which would retail below the US$ 100 price range. The A6-7400K which is a dual core variant with 1 MB L2 cache will feature 4 Compute Units with 256 Stream processors, 65W TDP and support for DDR3-1866 MHz memory. Clock speeds for GPU and CPU aren't yet announced while the A4-7300 which is another dual core variant with 1 MB L2 cache would feature clock speeds of 3.4 GHz base and 3.8 GHz turbo with 65W TDP and a 3 CU iGPU with 192 Stream processors clocked at 480 MHz base and 514 MHz boost clock.
AMD Kaveri APU 2014 Lineup:
|Model||AMD A10-7850K||AMD A10-7700K||AMD A10-7800||AMD A8-7600||AMD A6-7400K||AMD A4-7300|
|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|
|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|
|GPU Clock||720 MHz||720 MHz||720 MHz||720 MHz||TBA||514 MHz|
|Launch||14th January 2014||14th January 2014||14th January 2014||14th January 2014||TBA||TBA|
More details are expected to be unveiled at CES 2014 which starts a few days from now so stay tuned for the latest information regarding AMD Kaveri APU lineup.