AMD’s Kaveri Chip Brings 12 Compute Cores To Market

We’ve already seen quad-core and octa-core CPUs on laptops, tablets, gaming consoles and smartphones. So what would happen if we get an octa-core GPU then add another quad-core CPU and place them on a single chip? Well, you’ll get something like AMD’s Kaveri chip with its 12-core configuration. The chip uses three of AMD’s proprietary technology, which according to company reps enables the Kaveri…

 

We’ve already seen quad-core and octa-core CPUs on laptops, tablets, gaming consoles and smartphones. So what would happen if we get an octa-core GPU then add another quad-core CPU and place them on a single chip? Well, you’ll get something like AMD’s Kaveri chip with its 12-core configuration.

The chip uses three of AMD’s proprietary technology, which according to company reps enables the Kaveri to outclass rival chips from Intel.

The first feature used by Kaveri to boost is performance is called HSA (Heterogenous System Architecture), which is based on the principle of co-processing. This means that the chip’s main processor shares the workload with other components of the chip (in this case the GPU) to improve performance.

Moreover, the system can also boost performance when it’s used with an AMD graphics card equipped with a tool called Mantle that enhances graphics by using a more efficient code to run applications.

Kaveri chips will also have a feature called TrueAudio that helps imrpvoe audio in games by using a programmable audio processor on the chip that decodes data about location (gives sound directionality and distance) and increases the number of effects and sound that can be heard/generated at one time.

AMD’s Kaveri chips start shipping today starting at AU$131 and will go up to AU$190 for the top of the line A10 model.

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