Report: AMD Developing New Kabini and Piledriver Chips

AMD has unveiled the E1-2100, E1-2500 and E1-3000, three new Kabini APUs based on Jaguar cores (the successor to Bobcat) that are intended for use in "netbooks, thin laptops and all-in-one systems." The Kabini APUs feature a revised memory controller and integrated GPU that results in approximately 50 percent better performance than its predecessors and allows a battery life of up to 10 hours.

The chips all use 28 nm transistors, come in a BGA packaging, and have 1 MB of L2 cache memory combined with an unknown frequency and power consumption. In addition to the aforementioned 3 APUs, the E1-3310 and E1-2210 also have been confirmed, but no information on their specifications are currently available. AMD's Kabini family of chips are expected to integrate features such as AES, F16C and AVX instructions into the processor itself.

AMD has also added two Piledriver FX chips to its product line-up: the FX-4350 and FX-6350. The former chip is a quad-core clocked at 4.2 GHz and 4.3 GHz when only two cores are active. The latter is a hexacore CPU clocked at 3.9 GHz that can be further elevated to 4.2 GHz. Both the FX-4350 and FX-6350 will feature AM3+ sockets, 8 MB of L3 cache memory, a 125 W TDP, and costs roughly $150 (£100).

 

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  • Please God, let AMD make a profit.
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  • 28 nm at last !!
    Now keep the IGPU kicking and beat Intel processors.

    Also, with PS4 and Xbox720 coming soon with 8-core AMD, I suppose multicore support will be more common and AMD will benefit from that.
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  • tomc100Please God, let AMD make a profit.

    I think you mean "competitive product." Profits typically follow suit.
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  • Please God, let AMD make a profit.
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  • Seems like a good buy on the those FX chips
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  • 28 nm at last !!
    Now keep the IGPU kicking and beat Intel processors.

    Also, with PS4 and Xbox720 coming soon with 8-core AMD, I suppose multicore support will be more common and AMD will benefit from that.
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