AMD Announces World's First x86 Quad-Core System-on-Chip

During CES 2013, AMD announced the world's first x86 quad-core system-on-a-chip designed for both tablets and laptops.

The accelerated processing units are codenamed "Temash" and "Kabini" and will be the first quad-core system-on-a-chip processors based on an x86 architecture as opposed to the more standard ARM mobile chips.

Temash is compatible for Windows 8 tablets and convertible tablet/notebook hybrids. AMD said it'll deliver 100 percent graphics processing performance when compared to the firm's previous Hondo chips.

As for the Kabini, it'll be available in both dual-core and quad-core variants, which can be utilized in ultrathin notebooks. AMD noted that it'll offer improved battery life, accompanied by a 50 percent performance improvement when compared to the firm's Brazos 2.0 processors.

AMD also announced it's shipping a new "Richland" APU to manufacturers. It's said to offer performance increases between 20 and 40 percent. A successor based on AMD's 28nm manufacturing process to Richland is planned in the form of "Kaveri", which is scheduled for a release during the second half of 2013.

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  • m32
    Why does Tom's have to be so late with articles?
  • BrutalPigeon
    Sooo, Richlands are already shipping to OEM's. When will tom have a review?

    Go AMD!
  • Marco925
    Exciting! A Tablet to do real work on.
  • Fokissed
    "AMD said it'll deliver 100 percent graphics processing performance when compared to the firm's previous Hondo chips."
    So the same performance as Hondo?
  • jacobdrj
    They are late, but I think this one summarizes it better than some other sites I have seen. Kudos to AMD... If only their marketing department could demonstrate that these awesome SOCs exist and their benefit to potential consumers...
  • Didn't Intel announce a quad core SoC for the next ATOM? Maybe AMD's will come out first and that is what they are saying.
    Announcing and having, two different things
  • ltdementhial
    im expecting to see AMD rise with the help from his ARM partners, mean while il remain buying their products for my low end-htpc-mid end builds. GO AMD Go!.

    PS: im not a fanboy i just don't like to see intel going mono like anyone here and anyway i sell pc's with APU's and FX 6300 like hot cakes...there so much to pick but people just ask me for those and i5 for more high end builds xD

    PS2: excuse my bad english.
  • piesquared
    JAYDEEJOHNAnnouncing and having, two different things
    They do already have them. Benchmarks have been shown and they are being shipped to partners.
  • BrutalPigeon
    Here are some test od Richland. I don't if they are legit. But it looks quite a good improvement over Trinity.