Details of Yangtze chipset of AMD Kabini APU

AMD Kabini APU will be released during June 2013

AMD is working on Kabini APU and it is expected to reach the market in a few weeks. It is considered as world’s first x86-based SoC with its four cores. AMD promised that Kabini will yield 80% higher efficiency than Brazos 2.0 Zacate APU. But the recent news is on chipset of AMD Kabini APU, Yangtze and today some of the details of this chipset has got leaked. It is anticipated that Kabini APU and Yangtze chipsets will make their appearance during June 2013 on desktops, all-in-ones, notebooks and Ultrathins. Both quad-core and dual-core Kabini chips will have 15W to 25W TDP depending on the number of cores. It is claimed that Jaguar cores will have increased speed than E-series Bobcat 40nm cores and will use 28nm entry level parts that will make AMD more successful.

Features of AMD Kabini APU and AMD Yangtze chipset

The new AMD essential desktop chip codenamed Kabini will be capable of killing any Intel Atom processors and will feature

  • AMD Turbo Core overclocking technology
  • DirectX 11.1 enabled Radeon 8000 series graphics
  • DDR3 1866 support

The chipset behind Kabini is codenamed as Yangtze and is expected to use AMD Fusion platform with

  • 2 SATA 6Gb/s ports for modern hard drives and SSDs
  • 2 USB 3.0 ports
  • Protocol like xHCI 1.0 and SD / SDIO 3.0 SD card support