AMD Kaveri Mobile APU Preview – FX-7600P with Radeon R7 Graphics

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AMD Kaveri FX-7600P Notebook Prototype and Test Setup

AMD Kaveri Notebook Prototype

To try out the AMD FX-7600P APU we were given access for an afternoon with a 15.6″ prototype touch screen notebook by Compal. This is basically an internal reference design that may likely never see the light of day, but it should be fine to show off what the mobile Kaveri APU can do. From what we can tell AMD took their 95W desktop processor, the A10-7850K, and reduced voltages and the clock speeds to make it their flagship mobile part. To be specific the CPU base clock was lowered from 3.7 GHz to 2.7 GHz and the GPU clock speed was dropped from 720 MHz to 686 MHz. The end result is a 35W mobile processor that is called the FX-7600P.

AMD Kaveri Notebook Prototype

The bottom of the notebook clearly showed that this was a prototype and was not something that could be sold. This is the hardware and software that was installed on the system:

  • Compal PD5D ODM 15.6-inch notebook
  • AMD FX-7600P 3.6GHz Processor w/ Radeon R7 Graphics (Kaveri 35W Mobile Part)
  • 8GB (4GBx2) Crucial/Micron DDR3 1866MHz memory in dual-channel with CL13 timings
  • Samsung XP941 256GB M.2 PCIe SSD
  • 802.11N Wireless
  • Windows 8.1
  • AMD Catalyst 14.4 Beta Drivers

kaveri-idle-cpuz

CPU-Z was able to read the clock speeds okay, but had the code name wrongly labeled Bald Eagle. Bald Eagle are the 2nd Generation Embedded R-Series APUs. In the screen capture above you can see the AMD FX-7600P on the desktop at an idle. The clock speed is 1400MHz and CPU-Z reports the voltage as being 0.812V.

kaveri-load-cpuz

At full load we were seeing 3.65 GHz on the AMD Fx-7600P with the voltage running at 1.162V as seen in the CPU-Z 1.69.2 screen shot above.

kaveri-amd-info

Here is a look at HWiNFO64 that shows additional information about the test system for those that are interested.

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