Report: AMD Updates 2014-2015 Product Roadmap
New information has come to light regarding the product plans for AMD’s future.
A report from DigiTimes revealed some interesting information about
AMD’s future. For starters, it indicates that the Hawaii-based GPUs will
hit the market around the end of September.
In the APU world, the report also indicated that the Kabini-based
APUs would be hitting shelves starting Q1 2014, initially with only
entry-level models. (Performance models are likely to follow.) The APUs
will use the ST3 socket for mobile devices and socket FS1B for desktops.
The units will have power consumptions of 25 W; the three entry-level
models include the A4-5350, A4-5150, and E1-2650. The first two are
quad-core chips with the third being a dual-core part. There was no
indication of these parts being desktop. Mass production is said to
begin in February 2014 with an official announcement following in March.
Beema, the successor to Kabini, is expected to launch either during
2H14 or 1H15. AMD’s FM1 and AM3 sockets should be phased out by the end
of 2013. The AM3 socket will have lived for almost five years. At this
time, AMD is also said to expect 30 percent of CPU shipments to use the
AM3+ socket, with the remaining 70 percent using the FM2 socket. In
2015, AMD is supposedly planning to release the Carrizo APUs for
desktops, which will feature the Excavator architecture.