During yesterday's earnings call, AMD revealed it has taped out numerous of its 2013 products and that there are many working chips from the 2013 product lineup at the company's labs. Unfortunately, the chip designer didn't reveal anything about new high-performance processors, but it did announce that the Kabini SoC APU, which will replace the Brazos 2.0 low-power platform, is slated for the first half of 2013.
“We already have working silicon for many of our new 2013 products in house, including our next-generation 28nm Kabini APU, which is the successor to our highly successful Brazos platform and our first true SoC design. We are making good progress with the bring up of Kabini, which remains on track to launch in the first half of next year,” said Rory Read, chief executive officer of AMD, during a conference call with financial analysts.
The Kabini APU is a quad-core chip based on the Jaguar architecture, with a new GPU architecture as well as improvements for heterogeneous processing. The chip will have a new memory controller and will integrate input/output capabilities.