Back in January when AMD launched their first Kaveri APUs, we tested the A10-7850K and the A8-7600, with the former being at the top of the product stack featuring two Steamroller modules and 512 GCN cores with a 4.0 GHz turbo frequency. This part, along with the A10-7700K that was also released at the same time, has a nominal TDP of 95W. The interesting element in the mix was the 65W A8-7600, which AMD provided as a sample to review at the time, but was to be released ‘at a future date’. Today is that date, six months after the initial reviews. AMD’s reason for the delay revolves around the 65W nature of the APUs but also their configurable TDP element. Rather than launch a...
AMD's Steamroller Detailed: 3rd Generation Bulldozer Core
Today at the annual Hot Chips conference, AMD’s new CTO Mark Papermaster unveiled the first details about the Steamroller x86 CPU core. Steamroller is the third instantiation of AMD’s Bulldozer...126 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/28/2012