Four Processors Might Be Slated for AMD's AM1 Socket

Subject: General Tech, Processors | January 26, 2014 - 09:28 PM |
Tagged: AM1, Kabini, amd

Chinese VR-Zone published claims that AMD will have up to four processors planned for AM1. This is the brand of socket designed for the upcoming Kabini APUs that we have discussed since the CES time frame. Three of the upcoming processors will be quad-core with one dual-core for variety. Regardless of core count, all four processors are listed at 25 watts (TDP).

Product Cores CPU
A6-5350 Quad 2.05GHz HD 8400 2MB 25W
A4-5150 Quad 1.60GHz HD 8400 2MB 25W
E2-3850 Quad 1.30GHz HD 8280 2MB 25W
E1-2650 Dual 1.45GHz HD 8240 1MB 25W

Kabini pairs Jaguar cores, for x86-based serial processing, with a GCN-based graphics processor supporting DirectX 11.1. Users planning to purchase Kabini for use with Windows 8.1 should expect to miss out on some or all of the benefits associated with DirectX 11.2 (along with everyone on Windows 8 and earlier). Little of value would be lost, however.

These products are expected to be positioned against Bay Trail-D which powers Intel's Pentium and Celeron lines. The currently available products from Intel are classified at 10W TDP and around 2 GHz.

Kaveri and socketed Kabini at CES 2014

AMD is pushing lesser-clocked (and higher TDP) products based on Jaguar against Intel's Silvermont. I am not sure sure how the two architectures compare although I would expect the latter to win out clock-for-clock and watt-for-watt. Then again, cost and graphics performance could be significantly superior with AMD. Ultimately, it will be up to the overall benchmarks (and pricing) to see how they will actually stack up.

Source: VR-Zone

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January 27, 2014 | 09:24 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

What will be AMD highest end laptop(non ultrabook) APU SKU? these devices will be available in ultra small form factor motherboard (NUC type) devices?

January 27, 2014 | 05:24 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

AMD Mullins APUs for fanless tablets and pocket PC.

A crowd funded startup is selling Tango PC (25W AMD A6-5200 APU) + Docking Station for $349.

Kaveri (15W to 35W), socketed Kabini (25W) and Beema (10W to 15W) APUs for many different form factor mini-PCs.

"The GIGABYTE BRIX Gaming, Packing an AMD A8-5557M APU together with an AMD Radeon R9 M275X discrete graphics processor, the GIGABYTE BRIX Gaming has gaming performance that belies its compact size."

All these APUs are 5 to 10 times more powerful than my very old Pentium 4 at 3.2 GHz.

I am running 32-bit Linux Mint 16 Mate edition on my Pentium 4. By the way, Linux works well on the old computers.

Finally, the desktop PC is going to be portable.

January 27, 2014 | 06:14 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

my main interest would be knowing if, AM1 have any kind of support for overclocking,
if they plan to launch a CPU with higher clock than 2.05GHz and if it will be compatible with future SoCs since there is almost nothing on the MB, just basic I/O, and by that I mean new hardware, not just a refresh (Richland-style)

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