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    News - AMD Kaveri desktop APUs: three SKUs available from Feb 2014

    These will be the first APUs to support the Heterogeneous System Architecture (HSA).
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    Re: News - AMD Kaveri desktop APUs: three SKUs available from Feb 2014

    Now were are going to see the benefits of an AMD APU, I'm hoping exeptional performance gains on regular use, I hope this become rule in systems without a dedicated GPU, because AMD had ramp up the base line in terms of integrated graphics

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    Re: News - AMD Kaveri desktop APUs: three SKUs available from Feb 2014

    TrueAudio in Kaveri? Hell yes! I am very interested in this chip now. First SR core chip, first PC APU with GCN arch, hUMA. So many new features, hard to not be excited.

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    Re: News - AMD Kaveri desktop APUs: three SKUs available from Feb 2014

    The Kaveri APU is the only upcoming processor that has me excited because it will provide a way to accomplish tiny, powerful and budget friendly builds without a separate GPU. I'd like to see smaller than mITX motherboards for this platform, pretty much as has been brought out for the Intel NUC.

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    Re: News - AMD Kaveri desktop APUs: three SKUs available from Feb 2014

    I'll be watch Kaveri like a hawk! Hopefully the benchmarks will be impressive.

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    Re: News - AMD Kaveri desktop APUs: three SKUs available from Feb 2014

    Can't wait to see these in an m-itx board
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    Re: News - AMD Kaveri desktop APUs: three SKUs available from Feb 2014

    no wonder Intel has spent billions trying to catch up with AMD APU, now they have to work out hUMA. and before you say it, when did Intel ever throw new CPU'S at us at the rate it has done over the last two years, "PANIC" in the Intel camp haha i can smell it. This APU is going to get interesting as it is developed over the next two or three years.

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    Re: News - AMD Kaveri desktop APUs: three SKUs available from Feb 2014

    i just built a PC for my dad using a Gigabyte A88X mobo but obviously no Kaveri yet so i used an A8 6600K. Could have chucked in a more basic chipset but for the minimal price difference against existing ones it didn't seem worth it.
    It was probably the most straight forward and problem free build i have ever done!

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    Re: News - AMD Kaveri desktop APUs: three SKUs available from Feb 2014

    will be nice on an htpc for the living room.... will see if the power/perfomance is better than my current mpc....

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    Re: News - AMD Kaveri desktop APUs: three SKUs available from Feb 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by bert7 View Post
    when did Intel ever throw new CPU'S at us at the rate it has done over the last two years
    For the last half a decade, maybe? Intel have stuck to their 1yr 'Tick-Tock' cadence.

    More competition is good, but let's not kid ourselves: AMD have been competing on price at the low end since the Core architecture debuted, and on many-cores in the high-end HPC and supercomputer market. But with nvidia smashing out win after win with CUDA in the high-end and ranks GPUs taking over for embarrassingly parallel workloads, AMD has lost ground (though are catching up with their newer GPUs).
    Consoles have been their big 'win' recently, but that may have a sting in the tail with console's legendarily slim profit margins and continual drive to reduce manufacturing cost. Even intel has managed to get their chips into tablets and phones, and I have yet to see an AMD-powered tablet.

    Not only do AMD really need to hit it out of the park with their next architecture, they need to push hard to actually get their chips into machines. That, or pull out of the consumer market entirely and go after the commodity and custom chip market following their console push, but that might risk running against ARM.

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    Re: News - AMD Kaveri desktop APUs: three SKUs available from Feb 2014

    It feels like AMD have given up trying to beat Intel at the game of "who can make the most powerful CPU" and instead diversified into new areas which allow them to excel. Particularly as they have an advantage of an in-house GPU design team.

    I'd certainly consider the APU chip range as a better match for business PC's given that many business applications are moving to rich graphical interfaces rather than just crunching numbers.

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    Re: News - AMD Kaveri desktop APUs: three SKUs available from Feb 2014

    roll on FM2+ mITX, i want an A10 kaveri chip
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    Re: News - AMD Kaveri desktop APUs: three SKUs available from Feb 2014

    Lets hope the mobo manufacturers actually build a good selection of ITX boards this time round; the selection flat out sucked for FM1 and FM2 despite ITX making the most sense for these chips. Gigabyte made a good FM2 ITX eventually (which I have) but it was late to the game. Don't buy an Asrock ITX unless you want to burn down your house

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    Re: News - AMD Kaveri desktop APUs: three SKUs available from Feb 2014

    from chatting to an Asus rep - its cost vs features , as they want to keep the cost down , but a sabretooth style itx board would cost similar to a full sized sabretooth!

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    Re: News - AMD Kaveri desktop APUs: three SKUs available from Feb 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by MustardCutter View Post
    Lets hope the mobo manufacturers actually build a good selection of ITX boards this time round; the selection flat out sucked for FM1 and FM2 despite ITX making the most sense for these chips. Gigabyte made a good FM2 ITX eventually (which I have) but it was late to the game. Don't buy an Asrock ITX unless you want to burn down your house
    For clarity; it was only the A75 Asrock which liked to spontaneously combust (no, really). The rarer A85x one was really good.

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    Re: News - AMD Kaveri desktop APUs: three SKUs available from Feb 2014

    Does anyone think that a top level Kaveri A10 with a high end MB would outperform an FX6300 and 970 MB in terms of gaming (with R9 280x as GPU)? Bare in mind new consoles (8 core) will lead to much better multi-threading.

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