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Issue No. 02 - Mar.-Apr. (2014 vol. 34)
ISSN: 0272-1732
pp: 22-33
Dan Bouvier , Advanced Micro Devices
Brad Cohen , Advanced Micro Devices
Walter Fry , Advanced Micro Devices
Sreekanth Godey , Advanced Micro Devices
Michael Mantor , Advanced Micro Devices
The AMD accelerated processing unit (APU) code-named "Kabini" integrates a quad-core CPU and a fully featured GPU. It is the first APU generation to incorporate a complete system-on-a-chip (SoC) IP to provide power efficiency and a small footprint. The device family includes the ultra-low-power optimized SoC codenamed "Temash," which is targeted for tablet and two-in-one detachable PC use. Kabini incorporates four high-performance x86 processor cores code-named "Jaguar"; an AMD Radeon HD 8000 Series DirectX11-capable GPU; next-generation media acceleration technology; a 64-bit memory channel; and integrated system I/O. Kabini improves on AMD's Turbo Core technology by actively managing collaborative CPU and GPU workloads and maximizing system responsiveness and performance per watt within the system cooling infrastructure.
Graphics processing units, Computer architecture, Program processors, System-on-chip, Instruction sets, Computer graphics, Performance evaluation, Microcomputers, Portable computers
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