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Advanced Micro Devices has quietly began to ship engineering samples of its code-named Kaveri accelerated processing units to partners. As a result, first images of the chip as well as its launch date have been published. It is a matter of time before more or less reliable benchmark results of the product show up.

AMD A-series “Kaveri” accelerated processing unit looks very similar to its current-generation brethren, which is logical given the fact that it has slight difference when it comes to form-factor. The chip is an engineering sample and is marked like ZD356195I4468. The product was diffused in Germany and assembled in Malaysia. This confirms that Kaveri is indeed made using 28nm process technology.


AMD Kaveri sample, image by VR-Zone web-site.

In addition to publishing photograph of yet unreleased AMD APU, VR-Zone web-site has also revealed the formal launch date of the chip: 7th of January, 2014. The product will become available only in February, as reported before.

AMD did not comment on the news-story.

AMD Fusion A-series APU code-named Kaveri is projected to feature up to four Steamroller high-performance x86 general-purpose cores as well as GCN architecture-based AMD Radeon HD graphics engine. The Kaveri chip will be AMD’s first high-performance accelerated processing unit with HSA [heterogeneous system architecture] enhancements, such as heterogeneous uniform memory access, CPU and GPU cache coherency and other. Moreover, Kaveri will be AMD’s first high-performance APUs made using 28nm process technology. Finally, the chips will feature new dual-channel memory controller as well as all-new power management.

As a result of massive changes inside Kaveri, the chips will feature new FM2+ form-factor and will only be compatible with new mainboards with FM2+ sockets

Tags: AMD, Kaveri, Steamroller, 28nm, Fusion, GCN

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Can't wait to see how this will perform. My expectations are getting higher with time. I really hope they will succeed.
3 1 [Posted by: MHudon  | Date: 11/06/13 09:45:54 AM]
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Preliminary leaks and analyses place it on par with i7 4770k. That of course is with a "pinch" of salt. Google it.

I'd be quite happy it that is true, 95W TDP with all the hUMA goodies, AND IF it CF with Radeon 7850, it'd be the most awesome thing there is.
4 2 [Posted by: zlobster  | Date: 11/06/13 10:22:18 AM]
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Part with 4770K using 28nm?lol. it might be possible but clock at 7ghz.

Ill wait till AMD release their 20nm Processor
1 0 [Posted by: kailrusha  | Date: 11/06/13 06:16:36 PM]
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Besides the trolling, there is only one thing that brings some food for thought in your post. Namely, the 7GHz. Leaks show a clock rate of 1.8GHz for the leaked model. I really wonder how much OC headroom there is. And how it scales with freq. increase.


http://www.chinadiy.com.cn/html/21/n-11921.html

The source is laughable at best but still...
0 0 [Posted by: zlobster  | Date: 11/07/13 05:42:50 AM]
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If only AMD was as good at making CPUs as they are at making Power Point slides. It has no chance of being on par with the 4770K. Especially in the performance/Watt category.
0 1 [Posted by: GreenChile  | Date: 11/07/13 01:49:21 PM]
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Preliminary leaks and analyses place it on par with i7 4770k. That of course is with a "pinch" of salt. Google it.


Are you talking about Steamroller or Kaveri ?

There is no way Kaveri would match i7 4770 with only two module. Keep dreaming.
0 0 [Posted by: maroon1  | Date: 11/08/13 11:47:49 AM]
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ROFL ... OFC they use HPC-XPC-YPC GFlops marketing to test and proof that
0 0 [Posted by: OmegaHuman  | Date: 11/10/13 03:36:40 AM]
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The CPU part is supposed to be about 15% to 20% faster than current Richland. Good enough, but not at all in the i7 4770k ballpark.
2 0 [Posted by: BernardP  | Date: 11/06/13 08:35:03 PM]
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Fair enough! Yet surprises are not be neglected.

Even though we are waiting for a(md) miracle for quite some time. Besides, the InHell compiler is not eager to let any AMD shine in its full glory.

Remember that with the proper SW support and optimizations it can easily sparkle some magic in the field.

If it has a better price/performance than the 4770k (non-OC) it is a win for me.
1 2 [Posted by: zlobster  | Date: 11/07/13 05:34:48 AM]
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Stop using viagra and your expectations will be on level

... with amd ability to deliver performance gain of 15-20% over previous generation. Dont expect to much expect it's polished up (what should it be? Steamroller? or just another PDiddy shrink) on finally 22nm node, and everything they could gain on their 22nm test (well it's a test for a biggy Steamroller). Wooow. Late 2014 ... And Intels are milking in between on us poor customers.
0 0 [Posted by: OmegaHuman  | Date: 11/10/13 03:35:08 AM]
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If customers would be informed about intels market strategies like "marketing funds" & "cripple AMD instruction" then anybody with decency wouldn't even consider buying intel not because their current products are crap because they obviously arn't but because what they did when they actually had crap products to pump them down your throats... They arn't stealing now but they are where they are because you the customer never gave a crap about intels MO. So you fed them when amd was destroying them in performance by buying overpriced shit chips and now you complain??? Pay intel premium NOW and STFU! You the customers are to blaim for your ignorance so don't go crying now. PAY UP!
0 0 [Posted by: tcube  | Date: 11/11/13 12:45:07 PM]
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Bring it on AMD!!!
6 2 [Posted by: tks  | Date: 11/06/13 10:10:07 AM]
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If it's defused in Germany, then it's GloFlo 28nm Gate First. Correct me if I'm wrong.
2 3 [Posted by: linuxlowdown  | Date: 11/06/13 10:50:04 AM]
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defused

it's not a bomb it's a cpu .... diffused

and what you are saying that finally new fishkill fab will use same gate last as other mobsters?
0 0 [Posted by: OmegaHuman  | Date: 11/10/13 03:41:10 AM]
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It goes crossfire with R7 260X (7790).
2 1 [Posted by: Vampire36  | Date: 11/06/13 11:19:21 AM]
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I dearly hope you are wrong. Not for the sake of it but for the sake of how awesome it would be if it mates with 7850. Imagine what would be the offspring of such a beautiful couple!
1 1 [Posted by: zlobster  | Date: 11/07/13 05:36:45 AM]
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The R9 290X would be even better ....
1 1 [Posted by: caring1  | Date: 11/08/13 02:02:17 AM]
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Lot's of incorrect info. in this story. AMD partners had engineering sample 3 months ago. Some Kaveri part numbers are shipping to vendors this quarter and will be available to the public in Jan. or possibly sooner...

Yes GloFo is producing these 28nm parts.
2 2 [Posted by: beenthere  | Date: 11/06/13 01:00:55 PM]
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Wait theese are still 28nm ... ROFL and what's all this fuss about new FM2+++ socket compatibility and gains ... It's for certain only gain on amd profit not in real CPU not counting HPC-XPC-ZhnyPC peformance by addin extra SIMDs in APU
0 0 [Posted by: OmegaHuman  | Date: 11/10/13 03:44:21 AM]
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16GB and 32GB for CPU and GPU!! Hell yeah
1 1 [Posted by: Sagia86  | Date: 11/07/13 03:18:30 AM]
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Just hope the memory controller makes a BIG leap forward. It's playing catchup.
0 0 [Posted by: JBG  | Date: 11/07/13 06:00:22 PM]
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Steamroller high-performance x86 general-purpose cores


It should be Piledriver cores once agin or they produce Steamroller on 28nm lol (it's sad).
0 0 [Posted by: OmegaHuman  | Date: 11/10/13 03:46:08 AM]
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