AMD Unleashes Kabini APUs – Delivers Next Gen Performance With x86 Jaguar and HD 8000 Cores
AMD’s next generation Kabini APUs have been released powering next generation of notebooks with the high-performance x86 Jaguar architecture and Radeon HD 8000 cores.
AMD Kabini APUs – Powers Next Gen Mainstream Notebooks
The AMD Kabini APUs or SOC (System-on-chip) is designed specifically to deliver best in class efficiency to next generation mainstream notebooks while delivering faster performance with the first ever x86 Quad Core SOC codenamed “Kabini”. The Kabini APUs feature upto four of the latest x86 Jaguar
cores that deliver faster performance over last generation processors
while improving power efficiency by delivering muchbetter battery life
and performance per watt.
The graphics side of the chip
is powered by the latest HD 8000 cores which might not be based on a new
architecture but deliver better performance through improved clock speeds.
The Kabini APUs are split in two tiers, the Kabini A-Series APUs would
directly compete against the Core i3 and Pentium series CPUs from Intel
while the Kabini E-Series APUs would go against the Celeron lineup. AMD
aims to deliver a new price per performance achievement with their
latest Kabini APUs and will be drastically cheaper than what Intel
Although performance on the GPU side is a definitive increase over last generation for AMD, Intel might just give them a hard time with their upcoming low power 4th generation
Haswell iGPs which would be aimed to deliver enhanced performance over
Intel’s last generation graphics core. However that would be settled
when the reviews for both products go live. Following are some of the
highlights for AMD’s upcoming Kabini APUs after which we will head over
to take a look at the performance:
- Best-inClass graphics performance
- More responsiveness, better experience with platform performance increase of upto 88% over previous generation.
- The first and only quad core for essential/OPP segment
- Game better with console-like graphics
- Over 10 hours of resting battery life
- Up to 9+ hours of web browsing, 6+ hours of 1080P playback
Compared to the Trinity based A4-4355M (22W), the Kabini A4-5000 (15)
delivers upto 66% improvement in 3DMark 11 and 42% improvement in
PCMark7. On the other hand, the
Kabini E1-2100 (9W) is 215% faster in 3DMark 11 and 136% faster in
PCMark 7 compared to the 22W Brazos based E1-1200. You can check out in
the following slide that with Kabini SOCs, AMD aims to deliver upto 25%
more power efficiency over Brazos.