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Chief executive officer of Advanced Micro Devices said that the first prototypes of products based on code-named Temash ultra low-power accelerated processing units will be demonstrated around the consumer electronics show next year. Most likely, the demonstrations will be private and made only for partners as the chip will probably be officially launched later in the year.

“[We target] new form-factor clients, low-power clients, tablets. We will launch Temash [based around] Kabini next year, that is a good uptake and you will see some of them around CES time-frame,” said Rory Read, chief executive of AMD, at Credit Suisse Technology Conference.

Previously AMD said that it would show off a number of media and business tablets featuring current-generation Z-60 “Hondo” APUs at CES. Those products will most likely go on sale immediately after the first public demonstrations to consumers during the consumer electronics show in early 2013..

By contrast, devices based on Kabini and/or Temash will reach the market later in 2013, after AMD releases its next-generation APUs and its partners start to mass produce notebooks and tablets on their base.

AMD Kabini will feature up to four x86 cores based on Jaguar micro-architecture, new-generation graphics adapter as well as a number of improvements related to heterogeneous processing and system architecture. Most importantly, Kabini will also integrated input/output capabilities in addition to a new memory controller, which will greatly simplify designs of netbooks, ultra-thin notebooks and other low-power devices. Kabini will generally resemble Temash, but will be tailored for tablets in terms of performance and power consumption. Kabini and Temash will be made using 28nm process technology.

In order to significantly improve performance of Jaguar-based APUs over the Bobcat-powered chips, AMD decided to go into virtually all logical directions: increase the amount of cores, boost clock-speed, add support for modern instructions, increase amount of executed instructions per clock (IPC). AMD also decided to improve power efficiency through clock gating and unit redesign in a bid to ensure lower idle power consumption compared to existing low-power designs.  Jaguar features SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AES, PCLMUL, AVX, BMI, F16C as well as MOVBE. Jaguar also introduces 128-bit floating point unit (FPU) with enhancements and double-pumping to support 256-bit AVX instructions as well as an innovative integer unit with new hardware divider, larger schedulers and more out-of-order resources. AMD implemented a new CC6 state with even deeper energy economy, with each core able to go there independently.

Tags: AMD, Jaguar, Bobcat, x86, Kabini, Kaveri


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If AMD can catch up quickly it will be all good. At least with the APUs they have a competitive product.
11 1 [Posted by: Filiprino  | Date: 11/28/12 11:58:49 AM]
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They never catch up quickly. They could easily release Bobcat at 45nm SPOI whole year ahead nad have much better competing product. But they didnt. And after 2yrs cycle they could shrink it to 28nm and cut the cost, which they didnt as they still use 40nm TSMC.
But instead thely left crapptastic Intel Atoms to burn the market and as usual have no real Bobcats for more than a half-year after formal announcement. Simply AMD marketing strategy sucks and we as consumers must pay that out as Intel pushes chips prices upwards and AMD "grudgingly" follows them
0 0 [Posted by: OmegaHuman  | Date: 11/30/12 10:23:23 AM]

Everything for AMD depends on this chip.

Piledriver is mediocre, but at least not horrible like BD. NVIDIA is gaining share in the GPU section. Bobcat is already better than anything in the segment, and this just expands that.

That they'll have silicon in early January is very good news.

Jaguar not only expands the market downwards, into much lower power devices, it also moves the processor upwards, with 10% better clock speed, 15% better IPC, and some configurations with double the cores. All while being much smaller than the already small Bobcat cores.

This is where their opportunity lies, and it seems like they are executing on it. If they do, it will transform the company, if they don't, it will be the same old AMD languishing from quarter to quarter, just trying to stay afloat.

This is a critical time for them, and this is their critical technology.
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Then I guess IBM is homeless, too, since they also build, sell, then lease back their office spaces, too. It's a typical business practice because it allows you to write off leasing costs at a more generous tax rate than capital depreciation.
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