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At the APU13 Developer Conference today Advanced Micro Devices its 2014 mobile accelerated processing unit (APU) product roadmap. The new code-named Beema and Mullins system-on-chips with 10W and 2W thermal design power, respectively, will address various devices, such as 2-in-1s and ultrathin notebooks as well as tablets.

Both new system-on-chip families – Beema and Mullins – offer two or four “Puma” x86 cores, AMD Radeon graphics engine and are made using a 28nm system-on-chip process technology. The latest AMD APUs also support Microsoft InstantGo for faster wake times and to ensure data such as email actively refresh in standby. Both new processor families are also the first to integrate an AMD-developed platform security processor based on the ARM Cortex-A5 featuring ARM TrustZone technology for enhanced data security.

The new low-power APUs join the previously disclosed high-performance notebook APU, codenamed “Kaveri”, in AMD’s 2014 mobile lineup. The new processors are planned to launch in the first half of next year and will be demonstrated at CES 2014 as part of a full suite of AMD products.

“AMD is establishing excellent momentum this year in the low-power, mobile computing market and with ‘Mullins’ and ‘Beema’ coming in 2014 we are not standing still. AMD aims to deliver a set of platforms in the first half of next year that will outperform the competition in graphics and total compute performance in fanless tablets, 2-in-1s and ultrathin notebooks,” said Mark Papermaster, AMD’s chief technology officer and senior vice president, during his closing keynote at APU13.

Tags: AMD, Fusion, Kaveri, Beema, Mullins, 28nm, Puma, Steamroller, GCN, Radeon


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The proof of success will come in design wins, not raw performance figures or other boasts. PS4 and Xbox are proof AMD can win big. But it must follow on with more next year.
3 1 [Posted by: linuxlowdown  | Date: 11/14/13 04:09:09 AM]
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... said by hater and die-hard fanboy
1 3 [Posted by: Sagia86  | Date: 11/14/13 07:40:06 AM]
What do you mean, kid?
1 1 [Posted by: linuxlowdown  | Date: 11/14/13 11:04:05 AM]
What Sagia86 really meant is that he's envious of your passion and devotion to the brand that litteraly consumes your very soul!
2 1 [Posted by: MHudon  | Date: 11/14/13 12:34:35 PM]
I wasn't needing you to reply for him. But now let me say to you, it is so easy to be sarcastic when you don't have to face up to me like a man, hiding cowardly behind your screen. To put your throw-away comment into contrast and perspective, my passion and 56+ hours a week job is helping other people in medical and psychiatric emergencies in the ER of my local hospital in rural Australia. It is a high pressure job and a difficult lifestyle that does sometimes consume and take your soul (some of my friends and colleagues have succumbed to mental illness - PTSD - over the years. I know of others who have also suicided). So it would be with little wonder that I find your comment highly insulting. I think we need to be a little more respectful of the individuals behind the comments and opinions here, Mr Hudon.
1 1 [Posted by: linuxlowdown  | Date: 11/15/13 03:49:26 AM]

AMD's APUs are transforming the PC landscape for good and forever. With higher performance, lower costs and reduced power consumption, AMD APUs literally own the PC market going forward until Intel tries to copy the AMD designs again and then buys more sales.
1 3 [Posted by: beenthere  | Date: 11/14/13 08:15:40 AM]
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AMD has, depending on the CPU u take, more GPU Power, while Intel has way more CPU Power.

While you can always later Upgrade GPU Power, with an Addin Card, its not that easy for the CPU Part, cause you actually need to replace a thing not add something cheap in. Also it depends on what you do with your PC, The Intel i5, i7 will always have enough CPU Power, whereas that is not true for AMDs CPU or iGPU if we consider games.
If we consider everything else, CPU Power is more important than GPU Power, so Intel is the better choice there as well. So there is not such a big market for the AMD APUs where they would be the better choice throughout...
0 1 [Posted by: Rollora  | Date: 11/14/13 11:19:47 AM]
beenthere, your comment is bunch of FUD and here is why.

Intel's Iris Pro is on par on AMD's APU. AMD did not change anything for PC with APU. AMD is second to last to put a GPU together with the CPU for 80x86 processors. Intel is the first to include GPU in the CPU. Putting a GPU with the CPU is the next logical step like it is to put a memory controller or northbridge with the CPU.

There a few things that AMD did that pushed the PC industry is include memory controller with the CPU, explained that instruction per cycle matters more than clocks, and a better implementation of a 64-bit architecture. Unfortunately, AMD is kicking their own ass with their Bulldozer architecture because it is has low IPC and very high clocks which means it has high power consumption compared to Intel.
1 1 [Posted by: tecknurd  | Date: 11/14/13 05:06:55 PM]

Oof. Would have liked a SteamRoller based stand alone CPU sometime soon.
0 0 [Posted by: KeyBoardG  | Date: 11/14/13 10:51:44 AM]

No word on a CPU...*sigh*.
0 0 [Posted by: Jose Arellano  | Date: 11/14/13 11:22:16 AM]

I am sorry about it, it appears AMD killed all steamroller designs except Berlin/Kaveri. Real true high end performance is delayed till 2015 and Excavator: 2p/4p CPU's or APU's, and from that AMD could easily cull an enthusist chip I guess on fm2+. Not AM3+ though. Strangely I been wrong before though, and guessing AMD's roadmap kills and traffic accidents is getting to be an olympic sport.
0 0 [Posted by: TopHatKiller  | Date: 11/14/13 12:52:44 PM]


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