AMD Issues Roadmap Update: No Breakthroughs Expected

AMD’s Kaveri, Steamroller On-Track for Second Half of 2013

by Anton Shilov
05/30/2013 | 09:50 PM

Advanced Micro Devices has quietly updated its 2013 general product roadmap earlier this month only to reflect the lack of any changes compared to previous version of the plan. As expected, AMD does not predict any breakthroughs with its product launches later this year, except the all-new code-named Kaveri accelerated processing unit. Besides, it is interesting to note that the company has not made any claims about the future graphics products.

 

For client computers, AMD vows to ramp-up recently announced A-series and E-series accelerated processing units code-named Kabini and Temash as well as to release all-new high-performance code-named Kaveri accelerated processing unit by the end of this year. The first two products will address ultra-low-power as well as low-power/low-cost desktop/laptop market segments, whereas Kaveri will be able to address mainstream and performance desktop, notebook and all-on-one systems.

As expected, AMD, will not update its FX-series of processors with brand-new offerings featuring new micro-architecture, but will refresh the lineup with speed-bumped versions.

On the mainstream server side, AMD’s offerings will remain the same as last year, which does not exclude launch of higher-performance or special edition versions of code-named Abu Dhabi, Seoul and Delhi microprocessors. For micro-servers, AMD will offer Opteron X-series code-named Kyoto.

AMD did not publish any updates regarding its graphics cards plans. The company continues to offer current-generation offerings re-badged to AMD Radeon HD 8000-series to OEMs, but does not provide any details regarding its future plans. This year's mobile GPU family is also be called AMD Radeon HD 8000M-series. Keeping in mind that by the time when the next-gen GPUs from AMD arrive to the market the OEM-only Radeon HD 8000-series will have existed for several quarters, it will make a lot of sense to call the new line as the Radeon HD 9000 family.

AMD has updated its official roadmap on May 21, 2013, and issued it as a separate document, which has been found by ComputerBase.de web-site.