AMD is all set to launch its next APUs that currently have been codenamed Carrizo. All the current Kabini and Beema chips will be swapped with the Carrizo -L accelerated processing units. We have been told that Carrizo-L will be released in December 2014 while the Carrizo mobile APU will be made available to the manufacture in March 2015.
This will put the AMD Carrizo-L processors toe to toe with the entry level Intel’s Celeron and Pentium processors.
Carrizo APUs feature Excavator 28nm micro architecture which is the next generation GCN graphics and DDR3-2133 RAM support. OEMs will be able to use this APU on computers or tablets with SLED, Linux, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 operating systems.
It will be interesting to see how this 28nm AMD CPU competes with Intel products that are made using 14 or 22 nm manufacturing process.