APU

July 31st, 2014

AMD A10-7800 Kaveri APU Review

AMD’s new A10-7800 is a more affordable alternative for those who don’t need the multiplier unlocked A10-7850K by offering good x86 processing performance alongside excellent graphics capabilities for about $150.

June 3rd, 2014

Kaveri Mobile APUs; AMD’s FX Reincarnated

AMD’s Kaveri architecture has finally made its way into the notebook / mobile market. With it, we will see a reincarnation of the legendary FX-series but this time in APU form.

April 28th, 2014

AMD Mullins & Beema Mobile APUs Preview

Targeting the mainstream and low power mobile segments respectively, AMD’s Beema and Mullins APUs aim to improve upon Temash and Kabini through the use of a revised “Puma+” architecture.

January 14th, 2014

AMD Kaveri A10 7850K & A8 7600 Review

AMD’s Kaveri is finally here and we look at the A10-7850K & A8-7600. With IPC improvements, Steamroller x86 cores and a GCN-based graphics processor, this may be the one we’ve been waiting for.

June 5th, 2013

AMD Richland Review; A10-6800K & A10-6700 Benchmarked

While it may be based on last year’s Trinity architecture AMD’s new Richland A10-6800K and A10-6700 APUs bring higher performance and new features to the table without consuming more power.  However,  in such a competitive processor market, will they really have a chance to shine?

June 5th, 2013

AMD Claims Leadership with New APU Announcements at Computex 2013

AMD announced new versions of its APU series called Richland and gave the first public demonstration of its upcoming Kaveri processor at its Computex 2013 keynote Wednesday morning in Taipei. AMD’s APU efforts began in 2011 with the launch of Llano, which was followed up with Trinity’s launch around this time last year. Richland is [...]

April 29th, 2013

hUMA; AMD’s Heterogeneous Unified Memory Architecture Revealed

The new Heterogeneous Unified Memory Architecture (or hUMA) is part of AMD’s HSA feature set and will make its way into the Kaveri APUs.  It is supposed to provide a unified memory address space for both the CPU and GPU, potentially increasing throughput by leveraging both processors in parallel.

April 6th, 2013

AMD Bundling Sim City with A8 and A10 APUs

It looks like AMD is bringing a “Never Settle” style promotion to its APU lineup. From April 8 until Q3 2013, AMD will be bundling EA’s Sim City with select A8 and A10 series desktop APUs. The eligible models are the the A10-5800K, A10-5700, A8-5600K, and A8-5500. Of course it won’t be an actual copy [...]

March 12th, 2013

AMD Richland APU Preview: Trinity Gets a Facelift

AMD have officially revealed the upcoming Richland APUs, which represent a unique amalgamation of old architecture with new, updated features and additional performance benefits for the mobile market.  Richland will replace Trinity and compete with Intel’s 2013 releases by offering better battery life and higher clock speeds.

January 9th, 2013

Richland, Kaveri, Kabini & Temash; AMD’s 2013 APU Lineup Examined

AMD has finally unveiled what we can expect from their lineup in 2013 and it looks like APUs will lead the way.  Richland, Kaveri, Kabini and Temash will all be released this year, representing a top to bottom product stack which has aspirations in the notebook, ultra thin, SFF and tablet markets.