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.
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