AMD Kaveri Mobile APU, FX-7600P Preview
Introduction And Specifications
Back in January of this year, we covered AMD's launch of their Kaveri core-based A8-7600 APU. Targeted for desktops and with integrated AMD GCN graphics on board, Kaveri also had a number of optimizations and enhancements made to its Steamroller CPU cores as well. All told, Kaveri represents a much-needed upgrade to AMD's base APU lineup. Though AMD's new desktop APU still isn't on par with similarly priced Intel processors in CPU performance, AMD's graphics muscle powers Kaveri well past Intel integrated graphics, even versus their latest generation of Haswell chips.
Today we're going to take a look at what AMD's Kaveri architecture can do in a mobile application, a full featured notebook form-factor to be specific, none of that netbook or hybrid clamshell stuff. AMD had us out to sunny San Francisco for a press and analyst day recently, and though we didn't get to take a Kaveri-powered notebook back to the labs for a full-bore benchmark bake-off, we did get to spend some quality time on site with a pre-release whitebook. Let's take a look...
Let's take a quick look at the Kaveri mobile architecture and the AMD Kaveri mobile line-up, next.