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Although next-generation AMD Fusion “Kaveri” accelerated processing units (APUs) is more than over a half of a year away, leading mainboards makers are already rolling-out motherboards that support them. Biostar, a leading manufacturer of computer components, is preparing a series of motherboards based on the new AMD FM2+ socket design.

The new platforms with AMD FM2+ socket – which support both current-generation FM2 APUs and next-generation FM2+ form-factors APUs – are based on AMD A85X, A75 and A55 chipsets. Biostar new line of FM2+ APU support motherboards is a great choice for users who wishes to reserve an opportunity for future upgrades and taking the advantages from AMD’s new FM2+ infrastructure.

Biostar was tight-lipped regarding technologies that it will introduce along with the new FM2+ mainboards, but said the new platforms will further advance audio, power regulation upgrades and more.

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.

The new Biostar FM2+ series of mainboards are production ready and should hit the market in the foreseeable future.

Tags: Kaveri, AMD, FM2+, Biostar, 28nm, Fusion

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there are basically 3 big reasons for kaveri delay-

1.yield issues- yes there are yield issues with globfoun 28nm process and kaveri is going to be a huge core 280+ mm^2 at this size yield issues are more than enough to delay whole product.

2.optimization-kaveri is in heavy discussion coz of HSA feature and amd want to make this a success story from day 1 so amd is optimizing with openCL,codeXL,DX11.2 etc. other side want to make some additional tuning based on windows 8.1 as 8.1 going to support unified memory addressing etc.

3.ARMv8 opteron -amd is not tolerating with their ARMv8 server core scheduled in H1 2014 that's another reason amd is not firing it's all cylinders for kaveri only,, as server market is more important(real cash lies here).
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