AMD's 2012 Deccan Platform Detailed

Paul Lilly

The latest leaked slides making the rounds in cyberspace provide previously unreported details on AMD's next generation Deccan platform intended for netbooks, tablets, and other low power devices. Deccan is the followup to Brazos and is based on AMD's Krishna and Wichita APUs. Confused by all the condenames? Let's break 'em down.

  • Deccan: AMD's accelerated processing unit (APU) platform for mobile devices, and in particular netbooks and tablets. Deccan is AMD's answer to Intel's Oak Trail platform.
  • Brazos: AMD's current low power Fusion platform for mobile devices consisting of 40nm C-series (Ontario) and E-series (Zacate) APUs, both of which sport a pair of Bobcat x86 CPU cores.
  • Krishna and Wichita: AMD's new round of 28nm APUs designed for Deccan.

Up to speed? Let's move on. According to Turkish website , AMD's upcoming 28nm APUs for its Deccan platform will consist of up to four Bobcat cores, offer up to 20 percent better CPU performance, 25 percent better graphics performance, 30 percent higher compute performance, and slide into AMD's upcoming FT2 socket. These chips will sport a lower TDP than AMD's current APUs as well.

The Deccan platform as a whole will support DDR3-1600, up from DDR3-1333 in Brazos, as well as ultra low voltage DDR3 memory. USB 3.0 will also come baked into the new APUs' Yuba FCH (Fusion Controller Hub). Look for the new platform to show up sometime around the end of the second quarter in 2012.

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