AMD Confirms Kaveri Will Show Up Only in 2014

Our colleagues at VR-Zone have managed to obtain a statement from AMD regarding the availability of upcoming APU codenamed Kaveri. According to the comment from AMD, Kaveri will not be available to the public in late 2013 as originally expected. Even though spokespersons from AMD had said earlier, roadmaps at hand, that Kaveri was coming in the second half of 2013, the new part is now expected to show up in retail in early Q1 2014.

Here’s the statement made by AMD regarding the launch:

AMD’s ‘Kaveri’ high-performance APU remains on track and will start shipping to customers in Q4 2013, with first public availability in the desktop component channel very early in Q1 2014.

‘Kaveri’ features up to four ‘Steamroller’ x86 cores, major heterogeneous computing enhancements, and a discrete-level Graphics Core Next (GCN) implementation – AMD’s first high-performance APU to offer GCN. ‘Kaveri’ will be initially offered in the FM2+ package for desktop PCs.

Mobile ‘Kaveri’ products will be available later in the first half of 2014.

The upcoming APU will be, by any measure, the most powerful of its kind on the market at time of launch. It will be bringing with it a lot of firsts for AMD: the first showing of Steamroller high-performance CPU cores, first desktop APU with Graphics Core Next GPU architecture and first performance chip built on 28nm manufacturing process for the company. Kaveri is undoubtedly featuring a lot of improvements over its predecessors and AMD is probably betting a lot on its success. The matter of it being delayed is amplified by AMD’s long history of delays the company has and their recent financial troubles.

Read more: VR-Zone

- dostov

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Knufire's Avatar
Heh, called it.
Janus67's Avatar
FYI HTML/code is broken in the post.

And sad face for amd.
mdcomp's Avatar
You're too quick! Wordpress/V-bulletin connection is awesome (sarcasm), we have to edit each post by hand after they're published.

Johan45's Avatar
I'm still looking forward to their new offerings! I hope the delays were worth it! AMD's not out of the game yet.
Theocnoob's Avatar
From the blurb on the front page:
"Kaveri APU will not be available in late 2013 as originally expected, but will instead only be shipping in late 2013"

Bit of an error there.
dostov's Avatar
It will not be available for purchase in late 2013, it will only ship from AMD to channel distributors, etc... will be available for purchase only in 2014.

I admit I could've said it better. It's confusing.
mdcomp's Avatar
I knew what you meant, but reading it again, I could see how it's confusing. Removed that little part since it goes on to explain later when it will be available in retail.

Thanks for the edits!
Theocnoob's Avatar
But it still says it. It says "It won't be available in late 2013, it'll be available in late 2013. It contradicts itself.
batica's Avatar
Awesome, AMD rocks...My budy plays BF3 and Skyrim medium settings with A10 6800k GPU only....WTF?
dostov's Avatar
Rumors want Kaveri could feature up to 10 compute units of GCN architecture for up to 640 shader cores total. 8 CU and 512 shaders is more plausible but who knows?!

Current Trinity/Richland has up to 384 shaders. Radeon HD7750 has 512.
tungureanu's Avatar
I whouldn't trust VR-zone. But who knows...Still can't wait to see what they've done with steamroller
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