Hot on the heels of the restructuring news at the AMD camp, with jobs going and financial losses I have to give credit to their marketing team. While they take away with one hand it seems AMD isn't short on good news this last few weeks. With their next gen FM2 processors and motherboards hitting the market, Bulldozer CPU's, APU integrated graphics solutions and their graphics cards seeing a few drops in price to compete better with Nvidia. It's certainly been a busy period for the company.
The pace isn't slowing either as AMD already have working products for many of their 2013 product range, including the next-gen "kabini" APU chip. Set to be a system-on-chip with the aim of replacing the current Brazos 2.0 in the first half of next year.
Rory Read, chief Exec of AMD - "We already have working silicon for many of our new 2013 products in house, including our next-generation 28nm Kabini APU, which is the successor to our highly successful Brazos platform and our first true SoC design. We are making good progress with the bring up of Kabini, which remains on track to launch in the first half of next year,”
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It will be interesting to see if this chip can turn things around for AMD, now we just have to wait for news on their Steamroller x86 based "Kaveri" which as we know should offer higher performace over the Kabini.