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AMD Expected to Launch Kabini and Temash in Q1 2013

By - Source: Notebook Italia | B 10 comments

AMD is reportedly accelerating its roadmap of low-power processors.

According to Notebook Italia, the company is planning to introduce Kabini and Temash during this quarter. Kabini is AMD's second generation low-power APU that succeeds Brazos 2 and will integrate the new Jaguar cores. Temash is AMD's ultra-low power APU that replaces the Z-60 Hondo APU as the company's processor for tablets, at least until the cooperation with ARM will result in competitive products. Kabini will reach down to a TDP of 18 watts and Temash will have to at least match Hondo's 4.5 watt TDP to be taken seriously.

There is some speculation that AMD could be demonstrating Kabini and Temash behind closed doors at CES, but Notebook Italia believes that the company will not kick off mass production until March.

So far, AMD was not expected to roll out Temash until Q4 2013. Q1 sounds a bit optimistic to us, but any improvement over Q4 could help AMD tremendously to gain credibility as Intel is preparing its 22 nm quad-core Valleyview SoC, which promises twice the performance of the current Atom Medfield SoC. Intel is scheduling bay Trail for a late 2013/early 2014 release.


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    ajrm , January 8, 2013 12:19 PM
    Finally some ;news' worthy news from AMD... and nice to see Kaveri and Kabini Code names ... rivers that flow across Southern India .. not too far from where I live ..They Support so much life.
    I hope they breathe some life into AMD as well..
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    ajrm , January 8, 2013 12:19 PM
    Finally some ;news' worthy news from AMD... and nice to see Kaveri and Kabini Code names ... rivers that flow across Southern India .. not too far from where I live ..They Support so much life.
    I hope they breathe some life into AMD as well..
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    grave13 , January 8, 2013 12:26 PM
    That's not true. According to newest OFFICIAL roadmaps shown at AMD CES conference, Kabini and Temash will be launched in 2Q 2013 (aprox. May).
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    de5_Roy , January 8, 2013 12:54 PM
    wrong roadmap. :D 
    richland is missing (although that isn't relevant here). the article's roadmap was the one before amd decided to delay steamroller's..er... roll out.
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    JeanLuc , January 8, 2013 1:29 PM
    Can you guys PLEASE fix the images. I wanted to blow that middle graphic up so I read it I ended up clicking on it 3 times and by the end of it I ended up with a picture that was exactly the size as the one on the first page and it's in a new window.
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    myromance123 , January 8, 2013 1:43 PM
    JeanLucCan you guys PLEASE fix the images. I wanted to blow that middle graphic up so I read it I ended up clicking on it 3 times and by the end of it I ended up with a picture that was exactly the size as the one on the first page and it's in a new window.


    It's Tom's Hardware's customary trolling, something they believe is a necessity to a thriving IT news community.
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    Anonymous , January 8, 2013 1:45 PM
    Are these SoC's? Do they integrate other features on them than just CPU/GPU like Cedarview?
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    Anonymous , January 8, 2013 1:54 PM
    Duh, nevermind, says 1st gen SoC with FCH.
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    back_by_demand , January 8, 2013 2:30 PM
    The future of tiny HTPC is safe
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    somebodyspecial , January 8, 2013 10:56 PM
    It would be a lot more credible if they had the balls to at least put a Q in that pic. I see 2013 and think, well could be Dec 2013 then. Put a Q1 in that pic if they think it's Q1...Clearly they have no faith in TSMC...LOL. Neither do I. Kaveri will be late not sure when sea islands will be in volume either. Not really blaming this on AMD, anyone producing with TSMC always has delays... :( 
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    antilycus , January 9, 2013 2:12 AM
    what version of OpenGL will it support? Screw DX and everything else that is jamed down our throats by MS and Apple (yes i know they use opengl, but apple created the "your product will be great if you throw your 1 year old computer away and buy another 5000 USD CPU. SO much so that your 12 month old CPU wont work with anything we make. Yay Apple)/