AMD has updated its product roadmap and is set to release its Hawaii-based GPUs at the end of September, Kaveri-based APUs for the high-end segment and Kabini-based APUs for the entry-level segment in the first quarter of 2014.
The Kabini APUs will adopt the Socket ST3 for notebooks and the Socket FS1B for desktops. The 25W Kabini APUs will be available in two quad-core models, A4-5350 and A4-5150, as well as a dual-core model E1-2650. They are expected to enter mass production in February 2014 and be announced in March 2014. The Kabini-based APUs for desktop applications were originally scheduled to release in the second half of 2013, but have now been rescheduled for March 2014. Kabini's successor, Beema, will also be rescheduled for launch in the second half of 2014 or the first half of 2015, adopting the FS1B socket and Heterogeneous Systems Architecture (HSA).
AMD's FM1 and AM3 sockets will start phasing out in mid-2013 and the end of 2013, respectively.
In 2015, for the desktop market, AMD will release Carrizo-based APUs, featuring the 'Excavator' architecture with two power consumption specifications: 45W and 65W. The company will also release Nolan APU to to replace Beema.
AMD has not commented on the report by Digitimes.com, which cites sources from Taiwan's upstream supply chain.