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Report: AMD Richland APUs Will Hit Shelves March 19th

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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Niels Broekhuijsen
Niels Broekhuijsen is a Contributing Writer for Tom's Hardware US. He covers hardware news on all components and peripherals.
  • mikenygmail
    Awesome, go AMD! :)
  • outlw6669
    Objection withdrawn; article corrected now :)

    Keep up the good work AMD!
  • de5_Roy
    very smart, amd.
    you wait for tomshardware to finish and publish the latest sub $200 gaming cpu roundup so that they can't include richland apus in gaming cpu benches. very smart! :whistle:
    too bad xbitlabs and techreport are gonna go ape!@#$ on you at launch!!!! XD

    incidentally, obr gets 'low confidence' rating by my web filter. :ange:

    edit: almost forgot why i posted in the first place: dear amd, any chance of finally making the ever-elusive athlon ii x4 750/751k(or any trinity-based athlon) cpus available worldwide, ever? thanks.
  • getochkn
    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. :(
  • 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.
  • InvalidError
    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.
  • anxiousinfusion
    "Elite Quadcore" I hope that doesn't mean that the A10s are now AMDs only highest performing offerings.
  • 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.
  • Fulgurant
    Can't wait to see the review. :)
  • bustapr
    so, richland is basically an improved trinity apu? I like it, hopefully we get some noticable improvements. Kaveri is the thing Im excited about.