"Carrizo" will be an x86 APU
built using 28-nanometer architecture and will, according to AMD, be optimized
for both power and area efficiency. It is expected to make an appearance inside
notebooks and all-in-one PCs towards mid-year, but AMD has unveiled some details
about the new chip at International Solid State Circuits Conference (ISSCC).
- 29 percent more transistors in nearly the
same die size as its predecessor, the "Kaveri"
- New "Excavator" x86 cores
provide an uplift in instructions-per-clock at 40 percent less power
- New Radeon GPU cores with dedicated power
- Dedicated, on-chip H.265 video decode
- Double digit percentage increases in both
performance and battery life
- Integrated Southbridge for the first time
on an AMD high-performance APU