AMD's Godavari APUs Due This May

👤by Tim Harmer Comments 📅29.04.2015 13:09:30
Release plans for AMD's upcoming Godavari APUs - a broad replacement for the current Kaveri lineup - have been hinted at according to Digitimes. Taiwanese members of AMD's supply chain have stated that the release is scheduled for late May 2015 (a little earlier than the 'Summer 2015' release window previously mooted), mainly to compete with new Intel Broadwell and Skylake mobile designs also due later this year.

Godavari spec sheet via

Godavari is broadly similar to Kaveri in architecture, making use of up to four x86 Steamroller cores and 512 'Sea Islands' GCN cores. The main improvements for this new 8000-series are in the realm of clock speed, providing a slight bump in CPU and large bump in GPU core frequencies. A January 2015 report by VR-Zone indicated that the top-end A10-8850K would feature four x68 Steamroller cores & 512 GCN cores, clocked at 3.7 GHz base/4.1GHz Max and 856MHz respectively; this compares favourably to the 4GHz Max CPU freq. and 720MHz GPU freq. of the AMD A10-7850K Kaveri it ostensibly replaces.

Pricing for the new parts, eventually numbering in double figures and comprising A4-A10 as well as Athlon X4 models, is expected to remain broadly in line with current Kaveri models.

In other news the same sources stated that AMD's next-generation Summit Ridge platform, featuring AMD Zen APU's and a new chipset, will be manufactured by Glofo & Samsung for a 2016 release window. In addition AMD have been in talks with ASMedia to incorporate their USB 3.1 controller into a new motherboard chipset due for release this September.

SOURCE: Digitimes, WCCFTECH, VR-Zone

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