AMD ‘Kaveri’ A8-7600 Retail Has Been Delayed to Q2 – OEM on Schedule for Q1

AMD ‘Kaveri’ A8-7600 Retail Has Been Delayed to Q2 – OEM on Schedule for Q1

A short update on the almost forgotten sibling of the A10-7850k: the
Kaveri A8-7600. Basically, the retail SKU which is the AMD A8-7600 has
been delayed to the second quarter of 2014. This is the same time frame
the rest of Kaveri arrives. However the OEM variant is still on schedule for Q1 2014 release.

 

AMD Kaveri APU A8-7600 OEM on Schedule for Q1 – Retail delayed to Second Quarter

When the Kaveri APU launched a few months ago the engineering samples
that were shipped to review sites included the A8-7600 along with the
A10-7700K and A10-7800K. However though both A10 APUs were available on
launch the A8-7600 wasn’t (mostly). The much more energy efficient and
cheaper counterpart targeted at a very select niche of low-end products
was supposed to debut in Q1 2014. However sweclockers.com
now confirms that this will not be the case. Homebuilders and people
who require a PIB (Processor in a box packaging) will have to wait till
the second quarter of 2014, which is almost 6 months after launch and
reviews. Here is the official statement of AMD that was given to our
Swedish friends:

“Production of the AMD A8-7600 is on track and will be available
first to AMD’s OEM customers in Q1 2014 to ENSURE the introduction of
AMD based systems in Q2 2014. Additional parts of the AMD A8-7600 for
PIB production will be available for sale in the component channel in 2H
2014.”


The A8-7600 is be the last quad core variant in the Kaveri APU lineup
featuring 3.1 GHz base and 3.8 GHz turbo frequencies with 4 MB L2
cache, 65W TDP and DDR3-2133 MHz support. The graphics side would
include 384 Stream processors (6 Compute Units) and a core speed of 654
MHz base and 720 MHz boost. The APU should cost $119 US. Now the
interesting thing is, that the second wave of Kaveri APUs
was already launching in Q2 so the A8-7600 is technically a part of
that now. However interestingly the A8-7600 was released to one or two
mini-markets around the globe, so if you look for it you might actually
find it. Demand and supply applied of course.

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