Advanced Micro Devices Responds To Kaveri Delays, New Never Settle Bundle

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Author's Note: AMD responded to VR Zone with the following statement: "AMD’s ‘Kaveri’ high-performance APU remains on track and will start shipping to customers in Q4 2013, with first public availability in the desktop component channel very early in Q1 2014.

‘Kaveri’ features up to four ‘Steamroller’ x86 cores, major heterogeneous computing enhancements, and a discrete-level Graphics Core Next (GCN) implementation – AMD’s first high-performance APU to offer GCN. ‘Kaveri’ will be initially offered in the FM2+ package for desktop PCs. Mobile

‘Kaveri’ products will be available later in the first half of 2014."

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Recently an article was posted on VR Zone regarding delays of Advanced Micro Devices' (NASDAQ:AMD) Kaveri APU. In the article they went into great detail about implications of possible delays. These rumors were based on prior indications that they had received leaked documents. In the article they stated that AMD had not yet responded.

While working on an article regarding the New Never Settle bundle, I also asked about the Kaveri delays, expecting a "no comment" kind of response on both fronts. AMD's PR department responded and stated that "Kaveri is still on track for 2013 ..."


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"Kaveri" is the codename for AMD's new APU that will serve as the successor to the "Richland" APU based on 28nm 'Steam Roller' and "GCN" architectures.

This is potentially a big deal because it includes both a die shrink and an architectural change. Two of AMD's largest problems when compared against rival Intel (INTC) include increased power consumption and losing in workloads that rely heavily on single threads.

Last year AMD released their "Trinity" APUs based on the "Piledriver" architecture. This year AMD released the 'Richland' APUs to compete with the new Haswell CPUs from Intel, but the Richland APUs were essentially higher clocked Trinity parts with

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