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The launch of the first CPUs based on AMD's 28nm Steamroller architecture, codenamed Kaveri,...

The launch of the first CPUs based on AMD's 28nm Steamroller architecture, codenamed Kaveri, could be delayed until Feb. '14, PC industry sources tell Digitimes. Previous roadmaps indicated Kaveri, which is aimed at mid-range desktops and mid-range/high-end notebooks, would launch in late 2013. AMD plans to launch two other 28nm CPU platforms by 1H14: a Steamroller-based server CPU line codenamed Berlin, and an ultrabook CPU line codenamed Beema. Beema uses AMD's existing Jaguar architecture, and stands to replace the recently-launched Kabini. Intel (INTC) launched its power-saving 22nm Haswell CPUs last month; 14nm Broadwell CPUs are expected next year.
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  • Ashraf Eassa
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    Oh wow, jeez, AMD's Steamroller is delayed...I guess the fact that the hyped up a refresh of their Trinity mid-year wasn't clue enough! ;)
    16 Jul 2013, 01:33 PM Reply Like
  • Justin Jaynes
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    Ashraf, you have stated in your articles before that digitimes sometimes puts out info that isn't correct.

     

    Just curious as to why you trust them this time? Also, what kind of implications do you think it will actually have?
    16 Jul 2013, 05:07 PM Reply Like
  • patt2374
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    Ashraf- please explain your comment without the underlying sarcasm. We do not all understand all the technical stuff as well as you and depend on you for information in a form we can understand.

     

    Thank you,

     

    Tom
    16 Jul 2013, 01:43 PM Reply Like
  • MorrisSean
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    Tom,
    I think Ashraf was referring to the increased difficulty of AMD keeping pace with Intel. The same applies to those chips based on ARM. Intel is outspending everyone on foundry advancements, add that to their technology lead, and Intel's new focus of power efficiency... Basically, the 300 pound gorilla has woken up. Intel's competitors will probably survive but Intel's going to take the lions share of the profits (because they produce better chips for less) in any market they decide to target.

     

    Specifically, AMDs chip that was delayed was already obsolete today. When AMD spun off the foundry to become Global Foundry they conceded the race to Intel. Now, they are trying to be a low overhead nich player.
    16 Jul 2013, 02:28 PM Reply Like
  • faruk144
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    I think Ashraf was specifically referring to AMD's recently released "Richland" chip, which is a slightly tweaked version of Trinity which was released a year ago. Basically, they wouldn't have released a slightly tweaked chip if they had the real update (Kaveri) coming so soon. That is why Richland's release was a giant clue that Kaveri would be delayed.
    16 Jul 2013, 04:19 PM Reply Like
  • Justin Jaynes
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    @Tom, kleffa,

     

    I'll try -
    AMD refreshed their Trinity lineup this spring summer (A10-5800k -> A10-6800k), in which they essentially took the same core, tuned the power savings and bumped the clock speed up, but the kept power consumption the same for a little better performance.

     

    Ashraf's implications are AMD took an old core, changed very little (think taking your car in for a tune up), and released new products, so this should be a sign that kaveri is delayed.
    16 Jul 2013, 05:16 PM Reply Like
  • Justin Jaynes
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    I would like to point out a few things:
    1) http://bit.ly/16HucA7
    If kaveri is delayed, this website seems to give a much better supporting argument.

     

    2) Hours after releasing this unconfirmed rumor
    http://bit.ly/16HucA8
    Excavator in 2015? The first rumor isn't even cold yet.

     

    3) 5 months ago, a Kaveri engineering sample was sighted. It was used only once on March 19th, and disappeared into the abyss.
    http://bit.ly/16Huffl

     

    Maybe we will get something official soon. (comments 2 and 3 were sarcastic, but the links are interesting. the first article is worth a read)
    16 Jul 2013, 05:36 PM Reply Like
  • Andreas Hopf
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    As for 3) this is easily explained - it got washed away in the East German flooding that also affected the outskirts of Dresden.
    16 Jul 2013, 07:56 PM Reply Like
  • ELLAS
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    I am getting tired of these delays. There should not be delays in this type of business only because it happens most of the time with AMD. Hurry up, I am itching for a Steamroller upgrade please.
    16 Jul 2013, 02:06 PM Reply Like
  • kleffa
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    Would like to echo patt2374 request. Thanks
    16 Jul 2013, 02:17 PM Reply Like
  • hudnetj
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    Why did the stock bounce back today?
    16 Jul 2013, 04:19 PM Reply Like
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