AMD Mobility Kaveri APU Lineup Specifications Confirmed – Possibly Launching on 4th June At Computex
AMD has just revealed the specifications of their entire upcoming Mobility Kaveri APU lineup over at their main homepage. While these specifications are nothing new to glance at since we had reported them a few weeks ago, these do confirm that AMD is planning to launch their Mobile Kaveri APU lineup soon and possibly even at Computex 2014 in June.
AMD Mobility Kaveri APU Lineup Specifications Confirmed
The original Kaveri APU lineup for desktops was launched January followed by some interesting updates on its software end such as Mantle, HSA and performance improvements through a wave of Catalyst driver updates. The AMD Mobility Kaveri APU lineup would remain the most basic of these features and would come in several SKUs ranging from the FX, A-Series and Pro A-Series accelerated processing units. Some technologies such as Eyefinity, Dual Graphics, Face Login, Gesture Control, Quick Stream Technology, Wireless Display, Start now, Wireless Display would be readily available on the different models.
The flagship Kaveri APU lineup for mobile platforms would be the FX-7600P which is boasting 12 Compute Units that includes 4 CPU cores and 8 GPU cores. The x86 Steamroller based APU would be clocked at 2.7 GHz stock and 3.6 GHz boost with 4 MB L2 cache while the GCN graphics with 512 stream processors would operate at a frequency of 686 MHz out of box shipping with a TDP of 35W. The APU would support 32 GB of DDR3 memory with speeds of up to 2133 MHz.
The flagship A10 Mobile Kaveri APU includes the A10-7400P which is a 10 Compute Units based model featuring 4 CPU and 6 GPU cores. The The x86 Steamroller based APU would be clocked at 2.1 GHz stock and 3.3 GHz boost with 4 MB L2 cache while the GCN graphics with 384 stream processors would operate at a frequency of 654 MHz out of box shipping with a TDP of 35W. The APU would support 32 GB of DDR3 memory with speeds of up to 2133 MHz.
The fastest Pro model which are aimed at business platforms will include the A10 PRO-7350B which features the same 10 Compute Unit configuration boasting 4 CPU and 6 GPU cores. The The x86 Steamroller based APU would be clocked at 2.1 GHz stock and 3.3 GHz boost with 4 MB L2 cache while the GCN graphics with 384 stream processors would operate at a frequency of 553 MHz out of box shipping with a TDP of 19W. The APU would support 32 GB of DDR3 memory with speeds of up to 1600 MHz. The rest of the lineup could be seen in the chart below:
AMD Mobility Kaveri APU Lineup:
|AMD FX-7600P||AMD FX-7500||AMD A10-7400P||AMD A10-7300||AMD A8-7200P||AMD A8-7100||AMD A6-7000||AMD A10 PRO-7350B||AMD A8 PRO-7150B||AMD A6 PRO-7050B|
|CPU Base / Turbo Clock||2.7 /3.6 GHz||2.5 /3.4 GHz||2.4 /3.3 GHz||2.1 /3.3 GHz||1.9 /3.2 GHz||1.8 /3.0 GHz||2.2 /3.0 GHz||2.1 / 3.3 GHz||1.9 / 3.2 GHz||2.2 / 3.0 GHz|
|Radeon Brand||Radeon R7||Radeon R6||Radeon R5||Radeon R7||Radeon R6||Radeon R5||Radeon R4||Radeon R6||Radeon R5||Radeon R4|
|GPU Base / Turbo Clock||600 / 686 MHz||756 / 553 MHz||553 / 654 MHz||498 / 533 MHz||464 / 626 MHz||450 / 512 MHz||494 / 533 MHz||553 MHz||553 MHz||553 MHz|
|L2 Cache||4 MB||4 MB||4 MB||4 MB||4 MB||4 MB||1 MB||4 MB||4 MB||1 MB|
|DDR3 Frequency||2133 MHz||1600 MHz||1866 MHz||1600 MHz||1866 MHz||1600 MHz||1600 MHz||1600 MHz||1600 MHz||1600 MHz|
Prior to launch, we were also able to gather some interesting performance numbers of these Kaveri APUs which show decent performance in 3DMark 11 and PCMark 8 against several Haswell U-Series processors.The flagship FX-7500P was not benchmarked, however because the Retail-Available FX-7500 is ahead of the ULV Haswell by leaps and bound we can very safely assume that it will be even further ahead. Not only that but the very-much mainstream A10-7300 APU is comfortably ahead of the i7-4500U, i5-4200U and i3-4010U in terms of Gaming Performance. What it actually means is that APUs are finally exiting the territory of HTPC-only setups and entering the realm of true gaming power. While you would not be able to run any modern game at anywhere near the modern games, there should be quite a few games out there that run well at low-medium settings and considering the low power consumption. That is definitely a bargain.
There's also a possibility that along with the APU launch, AMD and their OEM partners would also introduce the new Crystal Series based notebooks. The new Crystal Series GPU lineup is going to bring some enhancements of the latest GCN 1.1 architecture to the mobile scape unlike the previous rebranded Solar Series. These new GPUs may offer Dual Graphics support with the Kaveri Mobility lineup for added performance. The GPUs include Opal, Topaz, Jet, Amethyst and are listed below:
AMD Crystal Series R5/R7 Series Mobile Graphics:
|Codename||Engineering Name||Memory Type|
|Radeon R7 M265||Opal XT||DDR3|
|Radeon R7 M260||Opal Pro||DDR3|
|Radeon R7 M260||Topaz XT||DDR3|
|Radeon R5 M255||Topaz Pro||DDR3|
|Radeon R5 M240||Jet XT||DDR3|
|Radeon R5 M230||Jet Pro||DDR3|
|Radeon R5 M230||Jet UL/ULT||DDR3|