AMD Officially Launches The Mobility Kaveri APU Lineup – Flagship FX-7600P and FX-7500 Power High-Performance Notebooks

AMD Officially Launches The Mobility Kaveri APU Lineup – Flagship FX-7600P and FX-7500 Power High-Performance Notebooks

While Intel announced their Devil’s Canyon
processors yesterday, AMD would be launching their mobility Kaveri APU
lineup which includes the high-performance AMD FX-7600P and FX-7500
standard voltage accelerated units powering high-end notebooks.

AMD Officially Launches The Mobility Kaveri APU Lineup

The AMD Kaveri APU architecture on the mobility front is passed over
from its desktop sibling based on the 28nm SHP process design making use
of the x86 Steamroller core architecture and AMD’s GCN graphics. AMD’s
Kaveri APUs feature a 245mm2 and a transistor count of 2.41
Billion transistors. The Kaveri APUs enhance the IPC upto 20% over
Piledriver while GCN cores deliver increased graphics performance
compared to the older VLIW based integrated graphics. Both the CPU and
GPU work in harmony through the HSA enhancements which provides a
unified coherent memory access to both the CPU and GPU to leverage the
performance and ease the process of development for this platform. The
Mobile Kaveri APU churns out 818 GFlops of performance which is
impressive from a mobility chip.

The Steamroller core architecture is a completely new design with
each module featuring two separate threads are provided with their own
parallel instruction decoder. AMD’s Steamroller architecture will aim to
deliver faster processing power in a clock-to-clock comparison against
the Richland APUs and is a step forward.

On the graphics side, we are getting the latest GCN architecture over
the VLIW4 featured on previous AMD APUs. The die has upto 8 GCN compute
units which feature AMD AudioTrue technology, AMD Eyefinity tech, UVD,
VCE, DMA Engine and the addition of coherent shared unified memory.
Being based on the same GPU as Hawaii, the Kaveri APU die has 8 ACE
(Asynchronous Compute Engine) which can manage 8 Queues and have access
to L2 Cache and GDS .

The most significant enhancement Kaveri would adopt is the HSA
(Heterogeneous System Architecture) powered with the new HUMA
enhancements which allow coherent memory access within the GPU and CPU.
HUMA would make sure that both the CPU and GPU would have uniform access
to an entire memory space which would be done through the memory
controller. HUMA also means an increase in performance on the OpenCL
front which has been a plus side for AMD based hardware. This also
suggests that faster memory speeds would result in better overall
performance from the graphics card.

The Steamroller core architecture is a completely new design with
each module featuring two separate threads are provided with their own
parallel instruction decoder. AMD’s Steamroller architecture will aim to
deliver faster processing power in a clock-to-clock comparison against
the Richland APUs and is a step forward.

On the graphics side, we are getting the latest GCN architecture over
the VLIW4 featured on previous AMD APUs. The die has upto 8 GCN compute
units which feature AMD AudioTrue technology, AMD Eyefinity tech, UVD,
VCE, DMA Engine and the addition of coherent shared unified memory.
Being based on the same GPU as Hawaii, the Kaveri APU die has 8 ACE
(Asynchronous Compute Engine) which can manage 8 Queues and have access
to L2 Cache and GDS .

The most significant enhancement Kaveri would adopt is the HSA
(Heterogeneous System Architecture) powered with the new HUMA
enhancements which allow coherent memory access within the GPU and CPU.
HUMA would make sure that both the CPU and GPU would have uniform access
to an entire memory space which would be done through the memory
controller. HUMA also means an increase in performance on the OpenCL
front which has been a plus side for AMD based hardware. This also
suggests that faster memory speeds would result in better overall
performance from the graphics card.

AMD FX-7600P and FX-7500 – Fourth Generation Mobility APUs

The Kaveri APU can scale down to server platforms, from the high-end
desktop PCs all the way to notebooks, servers and embedded applications.
The Kaveri APU would come with TDP’s as high as 95W, down to 35W
mobility products and 15W in embedded applications. The AMD Mobility
Kaveri APU lineup would remain the most basic of these features and
would come in several SKUs ranging from the FX, A-Series and Pro
A-Series accelerated processing units. Some technologies such as
Eyefinity, Dual Graphics, Face Login, Gesture Control, Quick Stream
Technology, Wireless Display, Start now, Wireless Display would be
readily available on the different models. The initial launch lineup
consists of two Mobile Kaveri APUs consists of two products, the
FX-7600P and FX-7500.

AMD FX-7600P APU

The flagship Kaveri APU lineup for mobile platforms would be the
FX-7600P which is boasting 12 Compute Units that includes 4 CPU cores
and 8 GPU cores. The x86 Steamroller based APU would be clocked at 2.7
GHz stock and 3.6 GHz boost with 4 MB L2 cache while the GCN graphics
with 512 stream processors would operate at a frequency of 686 MHz out
of box shipping with a TDP of 35W. The APU would support 32 GB of DDR3
memory with speeds of up to 2133 MHz.

AMD FX-7500 APU

The flagship A10 Mobile Kaveri APU includes the A10-7400P which is a
10 Compute Units based model featuring 4 CPU and 6 GPU cores. The The
x86 Steamroller based APU would be clocked at 2.1 GHz stock and 3.3 GHz
boost with 4 MB L2 cache while the GCN graphics with 384 stream
processors would operate at a frequency of 654 MHz out of box shipping
with a TDP of 35W. The APU would support 32 GB of DDR3 memory with
speeds of up to 2133 MHz.

The fastest Pro model which are aimed at business platforms will
include the A10 PRO-7350B which features the same 10 Compute Unit
configuration boasting 4 CPU and 6 GPU cores. The The x86 Steamroller
based APU would be clocked at 2.1 GHz stock and 3.3 GHz boost with 4 MB
L2 cache while the GCN graphics with 384 stream processors would operate
at a frequency of 553 MHz out of box shipping with a TDP of 19W. The
APU would support 32 GB of DDR3 memory with speeds of up to 1600 MHz.
The rest of the lineup could be seen in the chart below:

AMD Mobility Kaveri APU Lineup:

There’s also a possibility that along with the APU launch, AMD and
their OEM partners would also introduce the new Crystal Series based
notebooks. The new Crystal Series GPU lineup is going to bring some
enhancements of the latest GCN 1.1 architecture to the mobile scape
unlike the previous rebranded Solar Series. These new GPUs may offer
Dual Graphics support with the Kaveri Mobility lineup for added
performance. The GPUs include Opal, Topaz, Jet, Amethyst and are listed
below:


AMD Crystal Series R5/R7 Series Mobile Graphics:

Codename  Engineering Name Memory Type
Radeon R7 M265 Opal XT DDR3
Radeon R7 M260 Opal Pro DDR3
Radeon R7 M260 Topaz XT DDR3
Radeon R5 M255 Topaz Pro DDR3
Radeon R5 M240 Jet XT DDR3
Radeon R5 M230 Jet Pro DDR3
Radeon R5 M230 Jet UL/ULT DDR3

Revolutionary Architecture

  • Up to 12 Compute Cores (4 CPU + 8 GPU) deliver amazing performance
    and responsiveness, bringing to life the full capability of the APU on
    various workloads and applications
  • The breakthrough new Heterogeneous System Architecture (HSA) allows
    the CPU and GPU to work together in harmony by quickly dividing and
    directing the right tasks toward the appropriate cores for new levels of
    performance and efficiency in consumer and commercial desktop and
    notebook PCs, thus enabling a new era of compute capabilities with
    compute cores
  • Award-winning Graphics Core Next Architecture with AMD Radeon R7 series graphics and compute capability
  • Support for UltraHD (4K) resolutions and new video post-processing
    enhancements that make 1080p videos look amazing when upscaled on an
    UltraHD-enabled monitor or TV



Best Gaming and Entertainment Experience

  • Support for AMD’s acclaimed Mantle API that simplifies game
    optimizations for programmers and developers to unlock unprecedented
    levels of gaming performance
  • AMD Radeon Dual Graphics provide a performance boost from 49 percent to 108 percent for the ultimate gaming experience
  • Experience-enhancing features such as AMD Quick Stream, AMD Steady
    Video and AMD TrueAudio technologies combine to deliver lifelike audio
    and video



Performance Leadership

  • A10-APU: Up to 50 percent better graphics performance6 and more than
    1.2x the compute performance7 versus Intel i5-4200U (“Haswell”)
  • FX APU: Up to 58 percent better graphics performance8 and more than
    1.13x the compute performance9 versus Intel i7-4500U (“Haswell”)
  • FX APU: Up to 40 percent more graphics performance-per-watt10 than our previous generation
  • FX APU: Up to 30 percent more system compute-per-watt11 than our previous generation


AMD Mobile Kaveri APU Slides:AMD Mobility Kaveri APU Features AMD Mobility Kaveri APU Compute Cores AMD Mobility Kaveri APU HSA Features AMD Mobility Kaveri APU Generation AMD Mobility Kaveri APU PRO Series AMD Mobility Kaveri APU Mantle AMD Mobility Kaveri APU Performance 1 AMD Mobility Kaveri APU vs Haswell


AMD Mobile Kaveri Die Shot:AMD Kaveri Die Shot

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