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AMD May Postpone Mass Production of Highly-Anticipated Kaveri APU.
I suspect that Kaveri will be ready in time for Windows 8.1 (with HSA support) and Christmas stockings. This rumour of a delay follows on from the one last year that said Steamroller was cancelled. It was crap. And so is this one.
Next gen consoles however... Is a different matter.
It's time for AMD to sacrifice their discrete Graphics Cards business and start making middle and high end APUs with 8GB of 256bit 4channel GDDR5, yes, sales of AMD discrete Graphics Cards will decrease but sales of APUs will increase dramatically and total Revenue for AMD will be much higher.
AMD by making middle and high end APU will put Nvidia and Intel on their knees as no one will buy expensive CPUs + GPUs when there will be much cheaper and less energy consuming APU with similar performance and enough for modern gaming. Only Extremely expensive GPUs like 1000usd Titan or Radeon HD 7990 can be better than APUs but it's a very small market.
Also high-end APUs will allow to use 8GB or more of fast GDDR5 memory when even 1000usd Titan can use only 6GB. So future games optimized for 8GB or more of fast GDDR5 will be much better comparing with current games optimized for maximum 2-3GB video cards.
So high-end APUs is a way to go for AMD!!!
Kaveri is a huge step forward for the PC world and consumers so I don't think it will make any significant difference if they start shipping in Q4 of '13 or Q1/H2 of '14. Consumers will be buying them as fast as AMD can deliver them no matter when they arrive.
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