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The launch of the first CPUs based on
's 28nm Steamroller architecture, codenamed Kaveri,
could be delayed
until Feb. '14, PC industry sources tell Digitimes.
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
, and an ultrabook CPU line codenamed
. Beema uses AMD's existing Jaguar architecture, and stands to replace the recently-launched
. Intel (
its power-saving 22nm Haswell CPUs last month; 14nm Broadwell CPUs are
expected next year.
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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.
Jul 16 04:19 PM
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