In a statement to VR-Zone news site, AMD last week confirmed that Kaveri processors will be available in early Q1 2014. Kaveri is the name of the next core, that will be utilized by desktop and mobile Accelerated Processing Units (APUs). The core will be based on Steamroller microarchitecture, which is supposed to fix efficiency issues in current Piledriver processors, and is expected to improve performance by 30% in CPU-intensive tasks. Kaveri parts will also integrate GCN graphics, and support Heterogeneous System Architecture. With enhancements like that, it is obvious that the products are highly anticipated. The APUs were expected to launch in 2013, but at the end of last month VR-Zone reported about possible delay of Kaveri processors until mid-February 2014. In response to the article, AMD stated the following:
Mobile 'Kaveri' products will be available later in the first half of 2014.
Although the statement claims that the Kaveri is on track, this contradicts to AMD official roadmap, linked from company's investors page:
Currently, the roadmap document shows that both desktop and mobile Kaveri APUs are 2013 products.
Related News (newer articles):
Dec 04, 2013: First AMD Kaveri APUs detailed: A10-7700K and A10-7850K
Nov 05, 2013: Engineering sample of AMD "Kaveri" APU pictured
Oct 30, 2013: Launch schedule of AMD Kaveri APUs