New Kabini and Piledriver processors in the works

By , source: CPU-World

AMD has developed three new Kabini APUs. These processors with integrated GPU are called E1-2100, E1-2500 and E1-3000. The Kabini platform is based on Jaguar cores, the result of continued development of Bobcat cores. Kabini APUs are roughly fifty percent faster, while allowing for battery lifes of up to 10 hours. The memory controller and integrated GPU have also been revised. The processors are intended for use in netbooks, thin laptops and all-in-one systems.

Aside from the E1-2100, E1-2500 and E2-3000, the E1-3310 and E1-2210 have also surfaced. Of these latter two chips, no specifications are available yet. The other three processors use 28 nm transistors, and come in a BGA packaging. There's 1 MB of L2 cache memory, combined with unknown frequencies and power consumption. We expect features such as AES, F16C and AVX instructions to be integrated into these processors as well.

In addition to these relatively low-end APUs, AMD has also added two Piledriver FX chips to its product line-up. These FX-4350 (FD4350FRW4KHK) and FX-6350 (FD6350FRW6KHK), cost roughly $150 (£100). Both chips have an AM3+ socket, 8 MB of L3 cache memory and a 125W TDP. The FX-4350 is a 4.2 GHz quad-core chips. When only two cores are active, the clock speed is increased to 4.3 GHz. The FX-6350 has six cores, clocked at 3.9 GHz each. The clock frequency of this model can be elevated to 4.2 GHz.

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