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Report: AMD Richland APUs Will Hit Shelves March 19th

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More information has been revealed regarding the launch dates of AMDs upcoming APUs and CPUs.

AMD has announced that it will be releasing 6 versions of their Richland APU on March 19th 2013 with ULV variants expected to arrive in May Richland’s specifications can be viewed at the following link. The Kaveri APU will feature Steamroller based cores paired with an iGPU derived from the GCN architecture.

Also announced was the highly anticipated 28nm Kabini SoC which will be released in 2013 with the E-series in May, followed by the X-Series towards the end of Q2 2013.

Finally, the 2nd Generation of Piledriver based CPUs will be on store shelves in May and will feature increased clock speeds that will result in small IPC improvements.

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    mikenygmail , February 6, 2013 12:08 PM
    Awesome, go AMD! :) 
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    getochkn , February 6, 2013 12:34 PM
    Toms, LIGHTBOX for your images. Really, you click the "zoom" which brings up the same sized image on a new page, then click again to get a bit bigger image in a new window. Are we in 1997 image showing. A new window, really? Then you have to close that window, then hit back to get back to the story. :( 
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    InvalidError , February 6, 2013 12:44 PM
    getochknToms, LIGHTBOX for your images. Really, you click the "zoom" which brings up the same sized image on a new page, then click again to get a bit bigger image in a new window.

    Yeah, the way story images are handled on this site is pretty annoying/retarded.
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    mikenygmail , February 6, 2013 12:08 PM
    Awesome, go AMD! :) 
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    outlw6669 , February 6, 2013 12:22 PM
    Objection withdrawn; article corrected now :) 


    Keep up the good work AMD!
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    getochkn , February 6, 2013 12:34 PM
    Toms, LIGHTBOX for your images. Really, you click the "zoom" which brings up the same sized image on a new page, then click again to get a bit bigger image in a new window. Are we in 1997 image showing. A new window, really? Then you have to close that window, then hit back to get back to the story. :( 
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    InvalidError , February 6, 2013 12:41 PM
    "IPC improvement by means of an increased clock speed"

    Only architectural changes can improve IPC. Higher clocks improve overall throughput at a given IPC level. Higher clock speed without architectural improvements may actually slightly decrease IPC due to more frequent cache misses, execution stalls and other delays from widened clock discrepancy between on-core and off-core logic/RAM/IO.
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    InvalidError , February 6, 2013 12:44 PM
    getochknToms, LIGHTBOX for your images. Really, you click the "zoom" which brings up the same sized image on a new page, then click again to get a bit bigger image in a new window.

    Yeah, the way story images are handled on this site is pretty annoying/retarded.
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    anxiousinfusion , February 6, 2013 12:51 PM
    "Elite Quadcore" I hope that doesn't mean that the A10s are now AMDs only highest performing offerings.
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    annymmo , February 6, 2013 1:23 PM
    "IGP based on the GCN architecture."
    Want that. Seriously for decoding video's using OpenCL on the gpu, the more appropriate GCN is a good improvement.
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    Fulgurant , February 6, 2013 1:46 PM
    Can't wait to see the review. :) 
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    bustapr , February 6, 2013 1:49 PM
    so, richland is basically an improved trinity apu? I like it, hopefully we get some noticable improvements. Kaveri is the thing Im excited about.
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    Wisecracker , February 6, 2013 2:11 PM

    I approve of AMD's execution

    :) 

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    groundrat , February 6, 2013 2:28 PM
    Here's hopeing that this newest addition to the line brings the same 15% improvement, or better. I'd love for AMD to carve out relevance again.
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    j2j663 , February 6, 2013 2:39 PM
    InvalidError"IPC improvement by means of an increased clock speed"Only architectural changes can improve IPC. Higher clocks improve overall throughput at a given IPC level. Higher clock speed without architectural improvements may actually slightly decrease IPC due to more frequent cache misses, execution stalls and other delays from widened clock discrepancy between on-core and off-core logic/RAM/IO.

    AMD has been pushing the clock speed of chips since they started and they are quite good at getting more performance by increasing the clock speed of their chips. I am sure that they are very aware of the problems that can occur as clock speeds are pushed higher and at this point in time seem to be very good at solving those problems.
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    timarp000 , February 6, 2013 3:09 PM
    hopefully amd can now get back into the game
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    tonync_01 , February 6, 2013 3:41 PM
    annymmo"IGP based on the GCN architecture."Want that. Seriously for decoding video's using OpenCL on the gpu, the more appropriate GCN is a good improvement.


    No, it says they're releasing a 2nd gen piledriver CPU (FX).
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    azraa , February 6, 2013 5:13 PM
    InvalidError"IPC improvement by means of an increased clock speed"Only architectural changes can improve IPC. Higher clocks improve overall throughput at a given IPC level. Higher clock speed without architectural improvements may actually slightly decrease IPC due to more frequent cache misses, execution stalls and other delays from widened clock discrepancy between on-core and off-core logic/RAM/IO.


    Sadly, you are right
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    ddpruitt , February 6, 2013 5:33 PM
    I don't know why everyone keeps crapping on AMD. Granted their systems aren't all that for pure power, but for efficiency and low power use, damn. Just starting to use their APU's and for low power applications these things are great. Just picked up a laptop with an A10, I was using all day before I realized I forgot the charger.

    Here's hoping AMD keeps the course and is able to kick-ass in the low power arena.
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    noob2222 , February 6, 2013 6:30 PM
    InvalidError"IPC improvement by means of an increased clock speed"Only architectural changes can improve IPC. Higher clocks improve overall throughput at a given IPC level. Higher clock speed without architectural improvements may actually slightly decrease IPC due to more frequent cache misses, execution stalls and other delays from widened clock discrepancy between on-core and off-core logic/RAM/IO.

    Its amazing how much people forget you don't need an entire architecture change to show a slight ipc increase.

    Remember C2 to C3 pheonom? http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/phenom2_965_refresh/15.htm

    clock speed stayed the same, guess what happeed? A small ipc improvement at the same clock speed and increased overall clock speeds ... will history repeat itself without an architecture change?
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    ingtar33 , February 6, 2013 6:30 PM
    with the new a10 apparently working off a 7750 gpu equivalent... we'll see a massive improvement in graphics quality on the APU.

    trick will be the dd3 system ram.
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    Tlight131 , February 6, 2013 6:54 PM
    And all the while the improvements will be much the same as intel, only without the squeaky clean veneer and all the fancy numbers to prove their worth. AMD is the same thing without the hype. People love intel and its only because its shoved in your face. I can pay 150 dollars less and lose one more second of my life because the numbers tell me that .0344 of a nanosecond is enough to justify it.

    Fannn boysss fannn boyyyss.
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