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UPDATE: Adding slides from an AMD presentation, specifications of the new chips.

Advanced Micro Devices on Thursday officially launched three new accelerated processing units for tablets, low-cost/low-power notebooks and mainstream laptops. The new code-named Kabini and Temash APUs feature all-new Jaguar x86 cores as well as Radeon HD graphics with GCN architecture. The fresh Richland APUs bring new levels of performance and power-efficiency to mainstream laptops.

“The client market has evolved – with greater diversity in the types of mobile form factors and higher performance demands from the software – and AMD is uniquely positioned to deliver the best processors to meet the needs of mobile device users today. As computing becomes more visual and the graphics processor can be leveraged to do other types of processing, our dedication to the software community and the APU architecture sets us apart from the competition and enables us to deliver the best user experience whether on a tablet, a hybrid device or a notebook,” said Lisa Su, senior vice president and general manager of global business units at AMD.

AMD A-series (Kabini, Temash) and E-series (Kabini) accelerated processing units integrate up to four Jaguar x86 cores, AMD Radeon HD graphics adapter based on GCN [graphics core next] architecture, DDR3 memory controller as well as rich input-output capabilities. The all-new Jaguar x86 micro-architecture, new GCN-based graphics engine and other improvements are expected to deliver an increase of more than 50% in performance in PCMark Vantage over the previous generation of AMD essential computing APUs (codenamed “Brazos 2.0”). AMD Elite Mobility A-series “Temash” APUs will power tablets, convertible notebooks and other ultra low-power devices. Mainstream A-series and E-series “Kabini” APUs are intended for entry-level and mainstream mobile computers.


AMD’s Elite Performance “Richland” APUs for 2013 laptops “Richland” feature up to four Piledriver x86 cores as well as AMD Radeon HD graphics with VLIW4 architecture (in general, Richland is something like Trinity 2.0). The new-gen APU should deliver up to 12% better productivity performance, between 20% and 40% better visual performance and between 39% and 72% higher performance in video games compared to previous-gen APUs. Laptops based on A-series “Richland” will come bundled with new software for consumers, such as gesture-control, facial-recognition and wireless display technology to expand and enhance consumers’ user experiences.

The new APUs are designed to effectively balance the needs of a wide range of new and traditional mobile PC users and are available beginning today from the world’s top computer manufacturers, including products announced today from Acer and Hewlett-Packard.



Tags: AMD, Temash, Kabini, Richland, Jaguar, GCN, Radeon, Piledriver, 28nm


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Discussion started: 05/24/13 12:55:58 AM
Latest comment: 05/27/13 02:45:27 PM
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My friend have trinity A10 4600m based notebook I reviewed his notebook two days than I found that was much better than my cousin’s ivy bidge i3. Trinity give even more battery backup I was shocked ,in games and heavy tools like in catia trinity is miles ahed , but that is without dedicated graphics.
Temash is much better than atom
Go for kabini if don’t want to play AAA games
12 2 [Posted by: mudi1  | Date: 05/24/13 03:24:44 AM]
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Of course the A10 is better. Hands down, AMD makes the best processors that work smoothly in real world applications. It's a bit like the choice between a Ford Mustang and a VW. The Ford can out muscle the VW, but the VW is better for real world driving.
5 3 [Posted by: linuxlowdown  | Date: 05/24/13 03:32:49 AM]
AMD done very nice job, on AMD Kabini 15w TDP. very well suited for Mobile devices in fact it has lower power consumption than Intel i3 Ivy Birdge Mobile. however Intel i3 Ivy Bridge Mobile still way ahead in almost all performance test done by Tomshardware.

Try to compare ---> http://www.tomshardware.c...-a4-5000-review,3518.html

or from Anandtech --->

Atom way behind. dont ask why

@Anton: I hope you planning to have comparison benchmark soon between AMD and Intel latest mobile processor including Intel Core i3 UVL Processors
6 0 [Posted by: kailrusha  | Date: 05/24/13 06:08:05 AM]
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0 9 [Posted by: amdzorz  | Date: 05/24/13 11:06:56 AM]
I did a weird experiment(just to check what A10 can do) on My friend's(he is a IT engineer) A10 4600m notebook-
high quality video playback+audio playback+whole system scan with avast antivirus+very heavy compression tool extracting files and at same time we started to play need for speed most wanted
and friends i got playable FPS with some lag at corners.
i did same on my SONY VAIO with i7(HD4000) and my result was-i just don't want to tell...pathetic
my next notebook will surely have AMD APU coz i seen that beauty
friends i m not forcing u to believe on me, just review AMD A10 4600m by urself ....and don't believe on websites reviews, coz intel's money talks(now i hv understood).
7 0 [Posted by: mudi1  | Date: 05/26/13 04:39:00 AM]

Article: "...our dedication to the software community and the APU architecture sets us apart from the competition..."

What sets AMD apart from Intel is its honest business practices.
8 2 [Posted by: linuxlowdown  | Date: 05/24/13 03:26:33 AM]
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8 0 [Posted by: mudi1  | Date: 05/26/13 04:04:02 AM]

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2 7 [Posted by: Zola  | Date: 05/24/13 04:12:25 AM]
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And Intel, Is Known for its great graphics drivers, and graphics driver support! NOT!
Intel drivers have plenty of glitches, and Intel allowes the laptop OEMs to customize the Intel generic HD graphics drivers, and the Laptop OEM's rearly if ever update these customizied Intel HD graphics drivers, which Intel will tell you that Intel can not update OEM customizied Intel HD graphics drivers, they must be updated by the OEM! Yes Intel does not care about gaming, they just want to use the, so called, Intel integrated HD graphics, as a marketing ruse, to sell the inexperienced buyers, a load of goods! If Intel was serious about gaming, Intel would take better care with their Graphics drivers, and Graphics driver updates, and require the use of only Intel generic HD graphics drivers, or require that OEMs keep the OEM customizied Intel HD graphics graphics drivers updated! The have disk driver install, for drivers from Intel is not guaranteed to work either, and can and does lead to stability issues!
4 1 [Posted by: BigChiefRunAmok  | Date: 05/24/13 05:29:19 AM]
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1 7 [Posted by: amdzorz  | Date: 05/24/13 12:47:47 PM]
Let's take My Toshiba first generation core i3 laptop, I purchased this laptop 3+ years ago, well there is a 3D modeling program out there called Wings 3d, which I use to make 3d models, when I select a face on the model, it should be highlighted in red, after I select it! On the Toshiba the highlighting does not work, and my models can and do have upwards of 200,000 faces, minipulating these models can be a bit trickey if the user(me) can not see which faces are selected, and which are not! A little bloging on this problem, and I learn that to resolve the problem, requires a graphics driver update! As per my original post, one can get the gist of my argument about Intel/OEMs and their HD graphics driver update commitment, to quality service after the sale! The Toshiba C655 laptop has never had an update of its OEM customizied INTEL HD graphics drivers, 3+ years and counting!
2 0 [Posted by: BigChiefRunAmok  | Date: 05/25/13 07:44:06 AM]
In addition to the Toshiba laptop, I have an ASUS laptop, its Intel HD graphics drivers, by pure luck, are Intel Generic HD graphics drivers, and I recieve regular Intel HD graphics driver updates, for the 2+ year old ASUS laptop! I also have A Samsung series 3 NP300V5A laptop, my newest, it does not have Intel generic HD graphics dirvers, and it has display artifact problems, Stripes and other artifacts are displayed, that are not part of the original image, Will it ever get a driver update from Samsung, the laptop has OEM customizied Intel HD graphics drivers, and I know that Intel has updated the generic Intel HD graphics drivers twice on my ASUS laptop, In the same amount of time that I have owned the Samsung laptop!
2 0 [Posted by: BigChiefRunAmok  | Date: 05/25/13 08:03:30 AM]
truth is –“without dedicated GPU intel’s all cpu including top notch cpu is total crap”.
7 0 [Posted by: mudi1  | Date: 05/26/13 04:06:14 AM]

Think that this is a the behest of their principle advertisers or just plan terror at giving the Moneybags the truth.
7 1 [Posted by: tedstoy  | Date: 05/24/13 05:39:13 AM]
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Yes, any Tech website, that derives its income from only the producers of the products it reviews, is suspect, in this regard! The reviews from many different websites must be read, as well as the blogs, in order to get at the truth! There are many tech review sites that utilize these "errors of omission" as a way to give one product a positive spin, or make another look bad, or to outright placate the hand that feeds them!
8 0 [Posted by: BigChiefRunAmok  | Date: 05/24/13 06:02:39 AM]
Intel's money talks.
7 1 [Posted by: linuxlowdown  | Date: 05/24/13 07:33:17 AM]
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0 4 [Posted by: Zola  | Date: 05/24/13 07:17:20 PM]

In addition to bogus reviews, many benches produce misleading results as they are intentionally written to produce the best results on Intel based hardware and often do not include the proper coding to use all of AMDs design properties. Often when you run real apps that are properly written AMD products are better than the benches indicate, which is no surprise when you understand how the benches are created.

Yes Intel's money does talk and that's why they can't be trusted and why one should always be suspect of their products and motives.
7 1 [Posted by: beenthere  | Date: 05/24/13 08:53:44 AM]
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In addition to skewed benchmarks, has anyone here ever read a laptop review that has ever informed the readers, as to whether or not, the laptop that is being reviewed, that comes with an Intel CPU with integrated graphics, has Intel generic HD graphics drivers, or OEM customizied Intel HD graphics drivers? I have never read a laptop review that discusses laptop graphics drivers in any way, shape, or form, compared to how thoroughly the graphics drivers are reviewed for the big desktop gaming rigs!
5 1 [Posted by: BigChiefRunAmok  | Date: 05/24/13 10:23:09 AM]
Well luckily for you the new Intel CPUs will have same instructions as Amds!
Benchmarks & generally software is behind in development bat the support for additional instruction sets won't really change picture drastically.
0 2 [Posted by: Zola  | Date: 05/24/13 07:36:59 PM]
Well luckily for me, I know that no matter the feature set, or performance, of Intel's CPUs/GPUs, I will not be purchasing any more of Intel's CPU/GPU based products, until Intel fixes the problems with their graphics drivers/Grpahics driver updates from Intel's OEM partners! Intel should be requried to place a label on every laptop, that informs, any potential buyer, regarding the Generic or customizied by OEM, status of that laptop's INTEL HD graphics drivers!
1 0 [Posted by: BigChiefRunAmok  | Date: 05/25/13 08:37:49 AM]
Intel should just be forced to put the obvious label to make it easy for customers - "Intel Graphics (sux) Inside".
2 0 [Posted by: linuxlowdown  | Date: 05/26/13 03:41:16 AM]
8 0 [Posted by: mudi1  | Date: 05/26/13 04:11:58 AM]
There is bias on both sides; for instance, Intel reviewers will test games at low resolutions to force CPU-intensive which inflates the differences with previous Intel generations and AMD counterparts, while AMD reviewers will run a game at higher resolutions making them GPU-intensive to imply AMD is cheaper if it matches performance with Intel.

That said, one has to ask themselves how often do we play games at low resolutions to justify getting Intel over AMD? Are we really getting the CPU for benchmarks, or non-gaming office/professional use? No one is obligated to explain why they choose one or the other, but when they try to give a reason, they run the risk of ignorance.

Even if we find reviews that cover the integrated video in the case of APUs, a negative AMD bias will again test games at low resolutions, shrinking the gap from AMD and Intel IGP, as if it isn't that much better. AMD's APU IGP shines at higher resolutions and details against Intel, sadly the performance isn't flattering unless it is from an older game.

How many of us (enthusiast readers or journalists) if asked about Intel or AMD IGP will cop-out and say 'I'd rather have a dedicated graphics card' just to avoid praising AMD? That is just another bias.

Trying to find true objectivity at least requires testing multiple resolutions and details to see which IGP does well doing what-- but are they worth the return on investment and effort by the reviewer since most users of IGP don't read review articles of the caliber we're used to?
1 0 [Posted by: lehpron  | Date: 05/25/13 02:39:56 PM]

up to I looked at the bank draft that said $5415, I be certain brothers friend actualey bringing home money in there spare time on their laptop.. there friends cousin started doing this for only about eleven months and recently paid the loans on their home and got a top of the range Toyota. this is where I went,
2 1 [Posted by: KarenYoung36  | Date: 05/25/13 09:30:21 AM]

AnandTech's excellent analysis of Kabini sums it up best: AMD's new Jaguar/Kabini APUs are the best choice and a hint at what Kaveri will bring in '14.
3 0 [Posted by: beenthere  | Date: 05/25/13 10:45:59 AM]
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I'd expand that conclusion and say that this apu is the hint at what Steamroller will bring in H2 2013.

don't forget that steamrollers micro-architecture is inside the kabini cores
1 0 [Posted by: Yorgos  | Date: 05/25/13 01:16:59 PM]
Steamroller architecture wii be in Kaveri. We are all waiting for killer Kaveri.
2 0 [Posted by: linuxlowdown  | Date: 05/26/13 03:47:20 AM]

Several new Richland desktop APUs are listed in Europe and the 65w A4-4000 Richland is available now at Newegg for only $46. More goodness on the way.
1 0 [Posted by: beenthere  | Date: 05/27/13 02:45:27 PM]


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