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Advanced Micro Devices last week confirmed that it is working on Intel NUC-like systems with partners. Unlike its arch-rival, the company plans to deploy its low-cost/low power microarchitecture into the market of ultra-small – 4” by 4” – desktop computers.

“We are working with partners on Kabini[-based] [4”x4”] design,” said Peter Amos, a public relations manager at AMD, during a conference call.

While AMD-based systems will provide lower power consumption than their Intel-based counterparts, they will also likely to be noticeable slower in general purpose applications. Still, given the Kabini system-on-chip’s vast GPGPU capabilities, such PCs are going to be inexpensive, yet provide adequate level of performance for consumer apps.

No exact details were given regarding the NUC-like AMD-based systems, but AMD should disclose more in the upcoming week at Computex Taipei trade-show.

AMD code-named 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”).

Tags: AMD, Kabini, Fusion, ATI, Radeon


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Noticeably slower? Nobody else noticed anything like that while doing reviews Shilov.
4 3 [Posted by: jimbo75  | Date: 06/02/13 05:14:23 PM]

Nice move from AMD as intel NUC is costly and ultrabook like(poor) performance I personally reviewed intel's and it’s performance even lower than avg. notebook reason is ULV cpu’s and no dedicated gpu
Biggest advantage for AMD is that in NUC there is no room for dedicated gpu as everyone knows that intel cpu without dedicated AMD or nvidia gpu is total crap ,I think huswell will change intel nuc scientists already predicted that in future dedicated gpu will die and SoC will rule.
AMD is now coming in intel’s own house i.e. performance per watt let’s see the picture without dedicated gpu-
note- Flops=core*clock*(Flops/cycle)

(GFlops are measure and of any processor’s raw compute while actual performance may differ due to software ecosystem,ISA, memory subsystem etc.)

1.Intel i7 3770k HD Graphics 4000 - 104.0 GFLOPS @77w TDP , Performance/watt=1.3506 GFLOPS /watt

2.Intel atom - intel will not show coz it's pathetic.

3.AMD kabini A4 5000 Radeon HD8330- 128 GFLOPS @15w TDP , Performance/watt =8.533 GFLOPS /watt

4.AMD A10-6700 HD 8670D- 648.2 GFLOPS @65w TDP, Performance/watt =9.9723 GFLOPS /watt

4.AMD Kaveri(upcoming )- 1.024TeraFlops @65w TDP, Performance/watt =15.753 GFLOPS /watt

And the miracle -
***AMD Liverpool(not for sale)- 1.84TeraFlops @75w TDP, Performance/watt =24.533 GFLOPS/watt(highest in world-this level of performance is still in future roadmap of intel and nvidia)
As u can see AMD Liverpool gives more than 18X performance per watt than intel i7 3770k but we can’t buy problem upcoming Kaveri is still more than 11X than top i7 in performance per watt-intel do something ur fort is in danger

That’s magic of gpgpu computing and intel is worst, but very soon we will see different picture as intel’s huswell series have a killer gpu the Iris-pro(only in top-notch i7)
if intel launches Iris-pro like gpu in under 700$ notebook then intel will eat 40% of dedicated mobile gpu share of AMD and NVIDIA. So that AMD and NVIDIA will be bound to launch higher performance gpu in mainstream market(which they don’t want to launch as their margin).
10 4 [Posted by: mudi1  | Date: 06/03/13 12:23:48 AM]

I have been waiting for AMD to do SFF.
Kabini + UVD + XBMC = low powered media centre
This will cover the DRM free codecs.
Nice one again AMD.
You're on track with products consumers want.
6 2 [Posted by: linuxlowdown  | Date: 06/03/13 12:30:31 AM]

Hey"amdsucks" moron, last year in March my gf bought an ASUS notebook with a Sandy Bridge Core i5 in it because I told her to get an ASUS. After a few days she returned it back to BJ's (lucky they have a 14 day return policy) because it was too damn slow. She then went to Office Depot and bought a HP with the AMD Llano A8 to give that a try.

With both computers I started by doing all the Windows' updates in one screen and downloading a bunch of other programs from Ninite in another screen.

It took the SB Core i5 1 hour and 10 minutes before I was able to root for the first time. It took the AMD Llano 35 minutes to do the same thing. AMD's APUs blow Intel's SB and Ivy Bridge CPUs away because of the GPU. You Intel fanboys just don't get that graphics are used more than just for gaming. When surfacing the internet, you will use the GPU more than the CPU. This is why when streaming videos or downloading anything, AMD is FASTER than Intel.

Haswell will be the first CPU that will complete with AMD's APUs because of the graphics. Since June, 2011, when Llano was introduced, Intel has tried to copy or make their CPUs more and more like AMD's APUs.

"tecknurd" I have to disagree with you about AMD's APUs being close to Core i3s. I would take a Trinity or Richand A8 or A10 over an Ivy Bridge i5 any day.

I don't give a damn about benchmarks. Benchmarks are for geeks, nerds and dumbasses. I just look at real world performances and judge by that. AMD struck gold with the APUs and they are the future of computers, although I will always prefer the dedicated CPUs and GPUs.

I'm an A+ certified tech and have been getting my customers to buy the APUs from AMD since 2011 (well the A6 and up the E1/E2 are worthless) because they are cheaper and have better performance.

I will still recommend Intel ONLY if my customer wants a gaming system, but my Piledriver CPU plays my games great so, again, benchmarks are for geeks, nerds and dumbasses.
2 2 [Posted by: bigbrave  | Date: 06/03/13 07:51:32 AM]
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I second these claims totally
0 2 [Posted by: mosu  | Date: 06/03/13 12:42:30 PM]
0 0 [Posted by: mudi1  | Date: 07/07/13 01:51:27 AM]

I haven't seen any systems in this size here in the states outside of the Mac Mini. Seems like it could be a swell media center.
1 1 [Posted by: KeyBoardG  | Date: 06/03/13 08:00:31 AM]
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0 0 [Posted by: mudi1  | Date: 07/07/13 01:54:16 AM]

I will add that Intel's Haswell is in trouble when AMD releases Kaveri APUs. Cheaper and extreme performance. I like Haswell, but why buy it when Kaveri will soon be the best choice for most consumers.
1 1 [Posted by: bigbrave  | Date: 06/03/13 08:03:54 AM]
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Nope, Kaveri won't change things dramatically, I have a high doubt that it will; but if it does perform well, AMD will show us that they really want the crown back.
1 1 [Posted by: Jose Arellano  | Date: 06/03/13 12:46:12 PM]
0 0 [Posted by: mudi1  | Date: 07/07/13 01:54:50 AM]

AMD just keeps rolling out good things for consumers. Those paying attention will note that the OEMs are onboard with AMD's APUs in big fashion, and that means good sales for AMD with good products for consumers.
1 2 [Posted by: beenthere  | Date: 06/03/13 08:54:02 AM]
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0 0 [Posted by: mudi1  | Date: 07/07/13 01:55:16 AM]

Intels NUC is a POS it won't take much to beat it!
2 1 [Posted by: nerbne  | Date: 06/03/13 09:38:47 AM]
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0 0 [Posted by: mudi1  | Date: 07/07/13 01:55:35 AM]

AMD Richland desktop APUs are shipping from e-tailers now effective 6-4-13.
0 1 [Posted by: beenthere  | Date: 06/04/13 06:11:29 AM]
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0 0 [Posted by: mudi1  | Date: 07/07/13 01:55:58 AM]


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