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

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Final Thoughts and Conclusion

It is hard to write a conclusion after spending an afternoon with a prototype notebook, but our early impressions on the mobile version of Kaveri are pretty positive. The 15.6-inch laptop that we given the chance to benchmark on was nicely built and felt very peppy with the AMD FX-7600P processor at the helm. We did notice that AMD was using a Samsung XP941 256GB M.2 PCIe SSD though, which is a very fast drive capable of hitting 1170MB/s read and 950MB/s write since is uses the M.2 PCIe interface. We were very well aware of the fact that this $300 USD storage drive was part of the reason this platform felt so good during our use and we aren’t sure how many retail laptops will feature M.2 PCIe slots or drives of this caliber. Most laptops these days from AMD are trapped down into the under $400 budget market and this is certainly not one of those laptops. We really do hope that AMD really does get some good design wins with this platform as if you put on a high quality panel with a decent resolution, a killer touch pad and support for M.2 PCIe storage drives you would end up with a great notebook. The AMD protoype that we were shown does a great job showing off what AMD’s Kaveri mobile architecture can do and we can only hope that the major OEM brands (Acer, ASUS, HP, Lenovo, Dell, Toshiba and so on) will see the same value and build something nice.

AMD Kaveri Notebook Prototype

The x86 CPU performance isn’t amazing, but it was enough to have a good user experience. The graphics side of the processor has always been good for AMD and that hasn’t changed with Kaveri. We streamed online videos from YouTube and HBO GO without and issues, surfed the web, played Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite, Metro Last Light and even Angry Birds. Yes, Angry Birds as we had to try out that touch-screen display!

So, AMD’s Kaveri mobile APU looks really exciting and after spending just an afternoon playing around with a system we have high hopes for it. If AMD can get some solid design wins with this platform there should be some great notebooks coming out this fall just in time for the back to school rush and holiday shopping season. We’ll have to see what hits the market and how good it is later this year!

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  • Fuad

    What are the laptop model available with AMD FX-7600P , can any one help please..

  • AMD — Come Clean

    AMD FX Mobile line-up was their goal to manipulate their compute users with their all new compute strategy which does not work on thinner, lighter and constantly reliable laptops Razor and Asus started to sell. AMD FX Mobile Compute system is designed to only give you more performance and power under thicker laptops and if AMD FX mobile APU was installed on 21mm thinner and lighter laptop, it would not let you spend hours and hours of having lots of fun on your computer. A thinner and lighter laptop that is blazy faster and stronger for possibly 30 hours a day on a laptop has powerhouse Intel core i7 quad core processor with ultrafast processor graphics with 16 GB lightning DDR3 SDRAM and Nvidia GeForce GTX 860M 2 GB which is much cooler thanks to their new hidden water cooler technology. A powerful laptop should not have AMD because AMD FX does not allow laptops to be heat free and faster at all. AMD should come clean and people deserve faster and stronger MacBook class thinner, lighter and powerful laptop which does not cause any fire, noise if it was being used for more than 30 hours a day without any problems. I want to make a phone call on my computer and it is going to use a lot of CPU power to do that. AMD was never allowing cooler and powerful thinner and lighter laptops at all. Only Intel + Nvidia allows that to happen.
    I want AMD to be sued for $2,000,000 dollars as soon as possible because they FX Mobile processor is full of compute tech that blocks powerful, lightning fast thinner and lighter laptop market for everybody.
    Stop AMD Now, if you want faster, cooler thinner and lighter laptop, go with Asus NX500 with 4K UHD so you have lots of fun without any problems.

    • se7en

      Yeh, I hate those 30 hr days…

      • love-intel

        No, Intel and Nvidia style thin and constantly fast laptops work for hours and hours no matter what you do.

        • christianh

          Intel and nVidia don’t make laptops.. With monopolist lovers running around it allows Intel to flood the market with 800 different chips and “force” OEMs to stick to one chipset…

          And then there are the “bribes…”

        • thin and light laptops

          No, Intel and Nvidia processors and graphics chips are designed for thinner, lighter and consistently reliable touch laptops OEM’s are making like Asus, Razor blade and some other laptop makers in future. AMD does not have expertise in making their APU’s and GPU’s work constantly fast on thinner and lighter laptops. If you love to spend more time on your thinner and light laptop, you need to look for powerful, high performance thin and speedy laptop like Asus NX500 which comes with powerful Intel core i7 and Nvidia GeForce GTX 850M because AMD is not going to have a processor designed for thin and ultra-powerful laptops that is 40-130% faster than bulky laptops.
          In 21st century compute era, a laptop is thinner and lightweight without any computer malfunctions and slow cpu and gpu performance if it was being used for longer periods of time. It is 40% more powerful on a thinner design than a thicker laptop running AMD FX APU. A thinner laptop comes with Intel Core i7 with Iris pro graphics which can be as much faster as if a customer want’s it to be and Nvidia GeForce GTX 850M which is the most powerful GPU for everybody. Gamers can look forward to GeForce GTX 870M 6 GB for ultra-fast gaming and the laptop has 4K UHD 13 or 15 inch display.
          Razor blade, and Asus deserves that award while any laptop running AMD APU will not get that award.
          21st century lightweight and ultra-powerful, reliable laptops are the future tech trends.
          AMD cannot be trusted with lightning thin and light laptops anymore.

        • Blockchains

          “The power consumption of the GeForce GTX 870M should be similar to the the GTX 780M, leading to a TDP of at least 100 W. Therefore, only large desktop replacements can handle the power demands of a GTX 870M.”

          Yup. All AMD needs to do now is start making huge laptops with 100 watt GPUs in them. That will keep them nice and cool, just like those nVidia / Intel laptops.


        • Victor L.

          That is simply NOT true. It cannot last for 30 hours without a few charges.

          I have a 15.6″ ASUS R505C laptop with a Intel Core i5-3337U and a GeForce GT 740M. I use it as a work computer and for light compute use (word documents, Excel, YouTube, etc). It can only last a continuous usage of about 5 – 6 hours.

          4K on a laptop? 2015+??
          Laptop CPU + GPU =/= High-end desktop CPU + GPU performance. Buy a laptop now and keep it, wait until 4K becomes mainstream? Do you know how fast technology is advancing? A top-of-the-line laptop will be mid level in a few years.

          Guess what, this is coming from someone with a background in Electrical and Computer Engineering.

          Before you start spreading false information on the web, especially here on Legit Reviews, back it up with REAL information and/or data.

    • Joshua Johnston

      Thinner things tend to break easier. The only advantage of a thin laptop is if it was so thin you can slide it under a door. Or fold it up like a piece of paper and put it in your pocket. Hell if it gets any thinner it would just disappear. So where do consumers draw the line for their demands that one day can’t be supplied because they are asking for too much? 4k is also pointless on a laptop. Just wastes power for a screen resolution you can’t notice because the screen is too small.

      • true answer

        Thinner things do not break easier if you really take good care of your laptop, you can look for colorful carrying case which is built into your laptop with component protector just like you have on your smartphone or tablet. Consumers draw their line for their demands on thinner, lighter, constantly fast and powerful 4K laptops that are designed for people who love to spend a lot of time on their devices without any reliability and leakage issues. 4K is not pointless on a laptop because we care about the future of using your laptop in newer innovative ways including new laptop usage patterns being introduced in late 2010s. If you buy a 4K laptop which has medium scaling level on your display, you get to have a lot of fun using your laptop, your laptop would be able to play 4K content once it comes out around 2015 and it is future ready device. You will notice brighter and stronger picture quality for futureristic fun tasks that you plan to do in future and other new innovations that never came out yet as of now. You can also get real picture quality which is 4 times better than your HDTV in your home. Because you have more graphics horsepower built in with Nvidia GeForce GTX 850M 4GB, you would never have to suffer from any graphics rendering issues again at all.

        • Blockchains

          You can’t do 4k on a laptop and expect anything playable on any GPU. I run about 125% of 4k on my desktop, and it takes at least an r9 290 to get acceptable framerates in anything.

          nVidia’s GTX 870m is just a re-branded version of their 7xxm series, btw. They could barely do 2560×1600, let alone 4k.

    • Blockchains

      What a brilliant consumer we have here.

      You want to *sue* a company for not making a product that you want?

      You’re comparing several thousand dollar laptops that very few people buy / can afford with AMD’s high performance / $ chips, and you’re telling me that that’s where they should be focusing their efforts? Are you completely out of your mind?

  • Steve Smith

    Seems strange that these support 2133mhz ram, yet only run 1866 in their test setup.

    • Cryio

      Man, it’s November and I still haven’t seen one 7600P Kaveri laptop anywhere.

  • vision33r

    Every AMD notebook out is craptastic. 1366×768 resolution even on a 15.6, with a thick chasis, awful trackpad, and bouncy keyboard. If AMD is serious to contend, atleast put some guidelines out to enforce some higher standards.

    • kodey leach

      my notebook has a 1080p screen .-. and im running amd even though i hte it and would sell it now if i could get a 7600p with a daul graphic setup …

  • 32Devlin1

    Yea i would have like to seen some Mantle scores but like the guy said he only got 3 to 4 hours tops to do these test so he cramed as many test as he could in that time,I think he did really good just to get all those test done in that time line.

  • funkydmunky

    So why would you bench a GCN APU in BF4 and not use Mantle?

    • Puppet H

      I’m guessing they didn’t apply the updates.