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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Why does Tom's have to be so late with articles?Reply
Sooo, Richlands are already shipping to OEM's. When will tom have a review?Reply
Exciting! A Tablet to do real work on.Reply
"AMD said it'll deliver 100 percent graphics processing performance when compared to the firm's previous Hondo chips."Reply
So the same performance as Hondo?
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...Reply
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.Reply
Announcing and having, two different thingsReply
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!.Reply
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.
JAYDEEJOHNAnnouncing and having, two different thingsReply
They do already have them. Benchmarks have been shown and they are being shipped to partners.
Here are some test od Richland. I don't if they are legit. But it looks quite a good improvement over Trinity.Reply