AMD desktop Kabini and Beema further delayed

Posted on Tuesday, Aug 27 2013 @ 14:54 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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Anonymous sources from the upstream supply chain confided to DigiTimes that AMD has updated its GPU and processor roadmap.

First up is news that the Hawaii GPU is confirmed for launch at the end of September, which is in-line with previous rumors, and that AMD's Kaveri-based APUs for the high-end segment and Kabini-based APUs for the entry-level market are planned for Q1 2014.

For notebooks Kabini will use the Socket ST3 while the desktop variants will use the Socket FS1B. Mass production of these APUs is expected in February 2014 with an official launch planned for March 2014. The Kabini-based APUs will have a TDP of 25W, and there will be two quad-core models, the A4-5350 and A4-5150, as well as the dual-core E1-2650.

The availability of Kabini APUs for desktop PCs has been delayed from the second half of 2013 to March 2014, and Kabini's successor, Beema, is subsequently delayed to somewhere in the second hal fof 2014 or even the first half of 2015. Beema will use the FS1B socket and will support Heterogeneous Systems Architecture (HSA).

DigiTimes also mentions that AMD has Carrizo-based desktop APUs on its roadmap for 2015, and that Nolan will replace Beema. The Carrizo APUs feature the Excavator architecture and will come in 45W and 65W TDPs.

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