AMD 2013 A & E-Series Kabini and Temash APUs - HotHardware

AMD 2013 A & E-Series Kabini and Temash APUs

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As we’ve mentioned, AMD’s got a few series of products launching today, that, while similar, target different form factors and market segments. There are new A-Series APUs, E-Series APUs based on Kabini, and A-Series Elite Mobility APUs based on Temash, all on the way.

We had a chance to test out an A4-5000 15W Kabini APU, and have some numbers to share with you on the proceeding pages. Before we get to the numbers, though, we should point out that the A4-5000 will be accompanied by a higher clocked A6-5200 and an array of E1 and E2 series parts as well. The respective core counts, frequencies, GPU configurations, and TDP’s, among some other details, are outlined in the chart above.

These new A-Series and E-Series parts are going to target mainstream and entry-level price points and go head to head with Intel’s more affordable Pentium and Celeron-class products in notebooks and small form factor systems. The somewhat higher-end A6-Series parts are poised to do battle with Core i3-class products in similar form factors. As you’ll see in the pages ahead, these targets seem realistic, at least as far as the performance of the A4-5000 is concerned.

AMD’s A-Series Elite Mobility APUs, which are built around the Temash SoC, have much lower thermal / power envelopes than their more mainstream counterparts. The high-end A6-1450 is a quad-core part with 1.0GHz/1.4GHz base/boost clocks and a TDP of only 8W. Coming in at the low-end is the A4-1200, a dual-core SoC clocked at 1GHz with a TDP just under the 4W mark.

You'll notice that all of these Kabini- and Temash- based products feature the same number of Radeon Cores—128 to be exact. GPU performance between the parts is differentiated by frequency. The lowest-clocked part has a GPU frequency of 225MHz, while the highest-clocked part has a 600MHz GPU clock. As we mentioned earlier, the GPUs fused with Temash and Gabini are based on AMD’s GCN (Graphics Core Next) architecture and offer all of the features of higher-powered Radeon HD-branded discrete GPUs.

And here we have the list of Richland ULV-based A-Series APUs due to arrive soon. These parts fall under the 2013 AMD Elite Performance A-Series APU umbrella and target higher performance (and higher power) thin and light mobile platforms.

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Awesome article Marco, I always like it when you guys break down the technical improvements in new upcoming cpu's and gpu's. Plus, ive been looking forward to these APU's for a while now. Cant wait to get a 12" hybrid tablet with the A6-1450 powering it. I just hope AMD doesnt get screwed by OEMs. I know they want to keep prices low, but it would be nice to see some of AMD's more interesting targeted devices in a higher quality product. Anyway...enough ranting. Great article, i look forward to hearing more about these new low end APU's once they can be seen in the wild.

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AMD's APUs have been a good deal from the very start.

I liked the article too Marco.

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I fall in love with AMD 2 years ago lol, now 2 have 2 pc with AMD Athlon cpu and  1 mobile phone with AMD cpu too :)

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Are they not gonna release any boards with this new APU? I've built several with the bobcat APU and its great for replacing the old P4s out there, better performance while using less power under load than a P4 does at idle and it would be great if I could get the quad versions for a price close to what the bobcats have been going for.

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i am using AMD since 1999 and now i have my lovely APU based ASUS K53TA AMD A6 and a desktop Phenom X3 . i always prefer to buy AMD .. i am in Pakistan but i just say AMD is the better choice over intel not only low price but AMD's architecture is totally different from intel and superior, that's why AMD APU s are become so much powerful ..

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Something to finally upgrade my pentium D945 :)

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Samsung's ATIV Series 9 Lite runs on the A6-1450 Temash processor and looks to be a strong competitor against MacBook Air at much less cost and with touch capability! With SSD, you probably won't even notice a performance difference for daily tasks compared to Intel's core processors.

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