The desktop CPU wars are about to heat up once again with AMD preparing a revolution, a memory revolution. Kaveri will spear head this revolution with AMD’s brand new hUMA memory architecture, a technology that puts the parallel processing power of a graphics chip directly in the hands of the CPU.
The soon to be released Kaveri chip will be AMD’s first high-performance APU designed to squeeze every bit of performance out of the desktop. Performance is central to the design, a different approach for an AMD APU. For Kaveri AMD is bringing together the fastest CPU cores and latest GCN graphics chip both joined together by the new hUMA memory architecture, AMD is putting its cards on the table, hoping for a winning hand.
All signs point to a Q4 release for the new chip along with the desktop or notebook hardware that will be built around it. The release will likely coincide with that of the next generation consoles.