Report: AMD Developing New Kabini and Piledriver Chips

AMD has unveiled the E1-2100, E1-2500 and E1-3000, three new Kabini APUs based on Jaguar cores (the successor to Bobcat) that are intended for use in "netbooks, thin laptops and all-in-one systems." The Kabini APUs feature a revised memory controller and integrated GPU that results in approximately 50 percent better performance than its predecessors and allows a battery life of up to 10 hours.

The chips all use 28 nm transistors, come in a BGA packaging, and have 1 MB of L2 cache memory combined with an unknown frequency and power consumption. In addition to the aforementioned 3 APUs, the E1-3310 and E1-2210 also have been confirmed, but no information on their specifications are currently available. AMD's Kabini family of chips are expected to integrate features such as AES, F16C and AVX instructions into the processor itself.

AMD has also added two Piledriver FX chips to its product line-up: the FX-4350 and FX-6350. The former chip is a quad-core clocked at 4.2 GHz and 4.3 GHz when only two cores are active. The latter is a hexacore CPU clocked at 3.9 GHz that can be further elevated to 4.2 GHz. Both the FX-4350 and FX-6350 will feature AM3+ sockets, 8 MB of L3 cache memory, a 125 W TDP, and costs roughly $150 (£100).

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  • tomc100
    Please God, let AMD make a profit.
    Seems like a good buy on the those FX chips
  • Dangi
    28 nm at last !!
    Now keep the IGPU kicking and beat Intel processors.

    Also, with PS4 and Xbox720 coming soon with 8-core AMD, I suppose multicore support will be more common and AMD will benefit from that.
  • DroKing
    HIP HIP HOOORAY. Time to bring the multi threading benefits into the game!
  • childofthekorn
    The only 2 things wrong with the FX chips are IPC latency, Windows Scheduler and wattage. However, the latter doesn't seem to be a huge issue unless your going for overclocking. Turning off Core Parking seems to alleviate some scheduling issues and allow the cores to remain active seeing that windows does not know the different between Hyperthreading and modulated cores. (please correct me if I'm wrong)

    Personally I'm waiting for steamroller seeing that its the last reported CPU from AMD to use AM3+.
  • mousseng
    tomc100Please God, let AMD make a profit.I think you mean "competitive product." Profits typically follow suit.
  • azraa
    Dude, what's with all the downrating going on. It just some people cheering up for a neat development.
    Fucking Tom's filled with fanboys
  • samwelaye
    moussengI think you mean "competitive product." Profits typically follow suit.
    They do have some competitive products. The fx-6300 for instance, is amazing at its price point. Beats intel (in the same price range) in any task that is threaded well. it goes for between 120-140$. Not the best for gamers, but for many other tasks it cant be beat for under 150$
  • thecynicalmonk
    Well damn, I just bought a FX 6300 :-\ same thing happened to me when I bought my Galaxy Note 2 and TWO days later they announce the Galaxy S4!*sigh* screw keeping up with the " Jones 's", it's waay too costly! :-P
  • dragonsqrrl
    azraaDude, what's with all the downrating going on. It just some people cheering up for a neat development.Fucking Tom's filled with fanboysIt's the down voting trolls. They seem to be unusually prevalent lately, and that's saying a lot. The voting system is rarely used for its intended purpose, but despite how often it's misused Tom's still continues to openly support it. I really think commenting worked better back when the voting system was broken.