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Engineering Sample of AMD Steamroller APU Spotted?

By - Source: WCCF Tech | B 21 comments

A few small bits of information about one of the upcoming Steamroller-based APUs from AMD has surfaced.

The folks over at WCCF Tech have spotted an entry in a database for bionic research. The entry refers to what, according to them, appears to be one of the upcoming Steamroller-based APUs from AMD.

The APU's entry carries an ES code of 2M186092H4467_23/18/12/05_1304. The report indicates that this shows a Turbo clock of 2.3 GHz, a base clock of 1.8 GHz, and a 1.2 GHz north-bridge speed. The last bit, the "05_1304," reportedly indicates that the GPU part will be the AMD1304.1 "KV Spectre Mobile 35W" GPU that will run at 0.5 GHz.

Sadly, little more relevant information could be extracted from the report. There was no information about what clock speeds other parts would feature or any information on performance. Previously though, we did report the supposed codenames for the upcoming Volcanic Islands GPUs.

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    smeezekitty , July 7, 2013 9:48 PM
    Those are slow clocks.
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    DelightfulDucklings , July 7, 2013 9:59 PM
    I'm guessing this is a notebook sample? Judging by the clock speeds
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    SteelCity1981 , July 7, 2013 10:20 PM
    and ultrabook/tablet steamroller i'm guessing
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    lockhrt999 , July 7, 2013 10:40 PM
    And here I thought mobos for APUs didn't need north bridge.
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    smeezekitty , July 7, 2013 10:42 PM
    ^^ Integrated NB
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    deksman , July 8, 2013 12:03 AM
    The 'slow clocks' could be there for several reasons - some of which could be:
    1. Architectural changes that brought it close if not up to par with Intel in clock per clock (so there's no reason for too high clock speeds) - and their Turbo would actually be able to sustain 2.3 GhZ at all times whereas Intel chips cannot sustain their higher clocks for long periods of time and will be closer to their base clocks most of the time (which are sitting at around 2.4GhZ for mobile i7 quads).
    2. This could be a lower end chip (akin to A6 or A8) and not high end - might also be for tablets and hybrid type systems (explaining why its clocked lower).
    3. This is an engineering sample that shouldn't be misunderstood for the 'end product' (which could easily be different) and is used primarily for testing purposes before other engineering samples based on the end product arrive.

    And there are other possible explanations to be taken into account.
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    csf60 , July 8, 2013 12:16 AM
    ^ Someone kill these spam bots already please
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    smeezekitty , July 8, 2013 12:26 AM
    Quote:
    ^ Someone kill these spam bots already please


    Yes. They are super annoying. Ban them and find a way to prevent them from registering.
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    digiex , July 8, 2013 1:31 AM
    I read this at x-bits last week.
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    m32 , July 8, 2013 1:58 AM
    "KV Spectre Mobile 35W"


    People itch about clock speeds without really reading the article. I don't know for sure, but I'm pretty sure this is an mobile part.
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    ayushde , July 8, 2013 4:18 AM
    The clocks are a bit too low.....Maybe the Apu will make up for it with better IPC...Lets just hope that steamroller it a success....It'll make Intel work harder too
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    silverblue , July 8, 2013 5:57 AM
    Quote:

    3. This is an engineering sample that shouldn't be misunderstood for the 'end product' (which could easily be different) and is used primarily for testing purposes before other engineering samples based on the end product arrive.


    Most likely. Might not even be Steamroller, anyway.
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    deksman , July 8, 2013 6:13 AM
    To which spambots are csf60 and smeezekitty referring to exactly?
    I see no spam posts.
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    deksman , July 8, 2013 8:35 AM
    To which spambots are csf60 and smeezekitty referring to exactly?
    I see no spam posts.
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    GreaseMonkey_62 , July 8, 2013 9:51 AM
    I'd like to see AMD start to seriously lower the TDP on their APU's and meet the IPC of an Intel chip.
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    smeezekitty , July 8, 2013 10:28 AM
    Quote:
    To which spambots are csf60 and smeezekitty referring to exactly?
    I see no spam posts.


    The ones that post on just about every article and are formatted like:

    My xyz [friend|family member] makes $<big number> just by working a few hours a week on the computer
    <spam link>
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    jerm1027 , July 9, 2013 12:04 AM
    Quote:
    I'm guessing this is a notebook sample? Judging by the clock speeds


    Really? I would've never guessed... except:
    Quote:
    The last bit, the "05_1304," reportedly indicates that the GPU part will be the AMD1304.1 "KV Spectre Mobile 35W" GPU that will run at 0.5 GHz.
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    csf60 , July 9, 2013 1:10 AM
    Quote:

    My xyz [friend|family member] makes $<big number> just by working a few hours a week on the computer
    <spam link>


    You know, that may actually be the exact code they use lol.
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    deksman , July 11, 2013 11:45 AM
    Quote:
    The ones that post on just about every article and are formatted like:

    My xyz [friend|family member] makes $ just by working a few hours a week on the computer


    I figured as much, but thus far, I have not noticed spam based posts here, hence why I asked the question in the first place.
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    deksman , July 11, 2013 11:45 AM
    Quote:
    The ones that post on just about every article and are formatted like:

    My xyz [friend|family member] makes $ just by working a few hours a week on the computer


    I figured as much, but thus far, I have not noticed spam based posts here, hence why I asked the question in the first place.
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