AMD Delays Several APU Releases In Updated Product Roadmap for 2014-15

Written by Jon Sutton on Thu, Aug 29, 2013 12:26 PM

AMD has given us a look at its reported future product range, stretching into 2015, and there’s not a Biff or Marty McFly in sight, so stow away your hoverboard dreams for another year.

The roadmap reveals when its latest line of APUs and next-generation graphics cards, codenamed ‘Volcanic Islands’, should be hitting the market...

Beyond the Hawaii-based GPUs that we are expecting this winter, both the high-end 'Kaveri' and entry-level 'Kabini" APUs have seen delays from their previously expected winter launch dates, pushing back several other key releases. The APUs will now be entering mass production in February 2014 in preparation for an announcement in March 2014.

Little is known about the ‘Kaveri’ APU but the ‘Kabini’ series is based on the Jaguar architecture, and is expected to launch with dual and quad-core versions. There will be Socket ST3 versions for notebooks and Socket FS1B for desktops, with the maximum power draw to be no more than 25w.

Both of these APUs were originally scheduled to be released in the second half of 2013 but this report seems to confirm the delay into early 2014, in turn potentially knocking their successor, ‘Beema’, back into early 2015.

The ‘Beema’ range of APUs are expected to use AMD’s new Puma+ core architecture, an update to their Jaguar technology that will take advantage of a 28nm process and will feature GCN 2.0 cores and HSA enhancements that will allow cross sharing of the same memory pool across the whole system.

Are you disappointed in AMD’s product range being delayed? Will you still be picking up any of their Hawaii-based GPUs for your rig? Tell us below.

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00:42 Sep-19-2013

i just hope they take this extra time to continue to revamp their drivers. Cause my apu is getting no love here. :(

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15:11 Aug-29-2013

If this actually happens, it means steamroller fx cpus will be delayed until mid 2014, instead of early. Normally, i would be dissapointed, but not this time, cause in 3 days i m ordering a current fx and a hd7870, so i wont be outdated instantly :)

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15:37 Aug-29-2013

Kaveri entering production in february means it will be on market in late Q2 2014, nobody can make wagons of chips in one month thats why this rumor looks very unlikely, btw it was said in news 2 days ago that Kaveri will not come in Q3 2013 but in mid-february 2014 not that it will start production in feb

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13:58 Aug-29-2013

source?

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13:51 Aug-29-2013

gives me plenty time to begin saving for a new rig i guess

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