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AMD Kaveri APU to Push Envelope for Budget Mobile Gaming

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AMD has shown off the mobile version of its Kaveri APU, and is looking to give budget mobile gaming a bit of a boost. AMD earlier this week announced that it would be bringing its Kaveri APU to mobile. The Kaveri line is designed as a budget integrated graphics solution. AMD already has 4K support and improved HD video playback.

AMD claims that their A10-7300 mobile chips substantially outperform Intel’s i5-4200U Haswell, which typically sit closer to the midrange for notebooks. They’ll also be adding plenty of convenient features including gesture control and facial recognition. AMD’s TrueAudio will also use beamforming and noise cancellation to clear-up raw microphone input. All of this is built into the APU, optimizing audio performance without having to rely on additional software.

In more practical tests, AMD is also boasting huge performance gains in things as mundane as decoding JPEG files or using Photoshop. The former comes with an 80% boost and the latter with 400% over an Intel Core i5. All without using too much juice.

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    de5_Roy , June 5, 2014 10:45 AM
    the new apus are very promising.
    but amd hasn't mentioned pricing, so i am not so sure about "budget", yet. since these will go into laptop class devices, end prices will depend mostly on oems.
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    joaompp , June 5, 2014 12:58 PM
    Benchmarks or it didn't happen, I'm still show over the bulldozer FX series disappointment
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    joaompp , June 5, 2014 12:58 PM
    EDIT: Deleting double post from mobile website
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    renz496 , June 5, 2014 1:37 PM
    maybe we can see more of these APUs on notebook. that is if AMD are no longer refuse the notion about OEM only wants to sell their part on low volume.
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    zhunt99 , June 5, 2014 2:39 PM
    Knowing AMD, they'll be affordable in price (assuming they aren't a top tier part, which they're not).

    I'm glad to see they're making gains again. It seems they haven't been this strong since the Phenom II days, especially after the release of the 1090t and 1100t (the latter I'm running).
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    joaompp , June 5, 2014 3:33 PM
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    In more practical tests, AMD is also boasting huge performance gains in things as mundane as decoding JPEG files or using Photoshop. The former comes with an 80% boost and the latter with 400% over an Intel Core i5. All without using too much juice.


    If this is true, even with a slight 5-10% loss on general computing power, then this processor will make it an excellent platform for digitzer oriented tablets.

    Been waiting for something decent, but Microsoft always pairs their Surface Pro with graphically inept iGPUs from Intel. The nonsense has to stop, we can sacrifice some general processing power for some decent graphics power, especially on those high resolution displays.
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    danwat1234 , June 5, 2014 10:30 PM
    AMD needs to make some high-end APUs or CPUs for the mobile market that has a higher TDP than just 35W. Intel goes up to 57W, why doesn't AMD release some high end mobile components to satisfy high end users? They don't care about low power and it would still be very power efficient when idle I'd imagine.
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    Cryio , June 6, 2014 12:45 AM
    And I STILL don't understand AMD's naming schemes and marketing.

    The APU A10 is not longer their flagship APU, at least in notebooks. It's the new "APU Pro", which have higher frequencies and better GPUs than these A10s ... What's up with that?

    Either way, Tom's Hardware should review both the Kaveri A10s and Pros, to see how they stack up to Haswell/Broadwell.
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    de5_Roy , June 6, 2014 12:51 AM
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    And I STILL don't understand AMD's naming schemes and marketing.

    The APU A10 is not longer their flagship APU, at least in notebooks. It's the new "APU Pro", which have higher frequencies and better GPUs than these A10s ... What's up with that?

    Either way, Tom's Hardware should review both the Kaveri A10s and Pros, to see how they stack up to Haswell/Broadwell.

    the flagship mobile apu is the fx 7600P. pro is for business/corporate users.
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    ElusiveSpy , June 6, 2014 6:46 AM
    They are comparing with the U series which has 15W tdp. Are the new Kaveri CPUs also around that range?
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    danwat1234 , June 6, 2014 9:47 AM
    Som are up to 35w but no more