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AMD A6 Pro-7050B

AMD A6 Pro-7050B

The AMD A6 Pro-7050B is a power efficient ULV (Ultra Low Voltage) dual-core processor based on the Kaveri architecture. It was revealed in June 2014 for notebooks and is manufactured by GlobalFoundries using a 28 nm SHP process. In addition to having one CPU module for a total of two integer cores clocked at 2.2 - 3.0 GHz, the AMD chip also integrates a Radeon R4 GPU clocked at up to 533 MHz with 192 GCN shaders and a dual-channel DDR3-1600 memory controller.

Technically, the 7050B is almost identical with the consumer model A6-7000. However, AMD guarantees an especially high stability and durability for the business-oriented Pro-Series.

Architecture 

Kaveri is the successor to the 2013 Richland architecture (e.g. A10-5750M). The revised CPU cores, codenamed Steamroller, represent the third generation of the module-based Bulldozer design. A number of major changes include modified decoders (now one per integer core), optimized branch prediction, and increased L1 I-cache from 64 KB to 96 KB per module. These revisions boost the performance per clock slightly over a similarly clocked Richland APU. For more details about the AMD Kaveri architecture, see our detailed analysis here:

Analysis of the AMD Kaveri Notebook Platform

Performance 

According to the clock rates, the A6 Pro-7050B should offer a CPU performance level similar to the Ivy Bridge-based Intel Pentium 2127U. Overall, the 7050B will be sufficient for simple daily workloads (Office, Internet browsing, multimedia), but may struggle in more demanding applications.

Graphics

The Radeon R4 (Kaveri) GPU of the A6 Pro-7050B features a core clock of up to 533 MHz and 192 shader units. Since the GPU is based on AMD's GCN 1.1 architecture, both DirectX 11.2 "Tier 2" and Mantle are supported. Furthermore, the GPU can be used for general purpose computing in various applications, such as Adobe Photoshop via the OpenCL API. 

In terms of 3D performance, the GPU should be roughly as fast as the Intel HD Graphics (Haswell) or HD Graphics 4000 and will handle many current games only at low settings and XGA resolution.

Power Consumption

The power consumption of the entire APU is rated at 17 Watts, which is somewhat above the Haswell ULV CPUs from Intel (15 W including chipset). Nevertheless, the A6 Pro-7050B is suited for 12 - 13-inch notebooks or larger.

SeriesAMD Kaveri
CodenameKaveri
Clock Rate2200 - 3000 MHz
Level 2 Cache1024 KB
Number of Cores / Threads2 / 2
Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)17 Watt
Transistor Count2410 Million
Manufacturing Technology28 nm
Die Size245 mm2
FeaturesSSE (1, 2, 3, 3S, 4.1, 4.2, 4A), x86-64, AES, AVX, FMA, DDR3-1600 Controller
GPUAMD Radeon R4 (Kaveri) (? - 533 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Hardware VirtualizationAMD-V
Announcement Date06/04/2014
Product Link (external)AMD Kaveri A6 Pro-7050B

Benchmarks

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Other CPUs of the series AMD Kaveri

» AMD Kaveri FX-7600P
   2.7 GHz / 4 MB
» AMD Kaveri A10-7400P
   2.5 GHz / 4 MB
» AMD Kaveri A8-7200P
   2.4 GHz / 4 MB
» AMD Kaveri FX-7500
   2.1 GHz / 4 MB
» AMD Kaveri A10 Pro-7350B
   2.1 GHz / 4 MB
» AMD Kaveri A10-7300
   1.9 GHz / 4 MB
» AMD Kaveri A8 Pro-7150B
   1.9 GHz / 4 MB
» AMD Kaveri A8-7100
   1.8 GHz / 4 MB
» AMD Kaveri A6-7000
   2.2 GHz / 1 MB
» AMD Kaveri A6 Pro-7050B
   2.2 GHz / 1 MB

Surrounding CPUs

- AMD Phenom II X4 N950
   2.1 GHz / 2 MB
- AMD Phenom II X4 N930
   2 GHz / 2 MB
- AMD Phenom II X3 N850
   2.2 GHz / 1.5 MB
- AMD A-Series A8-3510MX
   1.8 GHz / 4 MB
- AMD Kaveri A6-7000
   2.2 GHz / 1 MB
» AMD Kaveri A6 Pro-7050B
   2.2 GHz / 1 MB
+ Intel Pentium 2127U
   1.9 GHz / 512 KB + 2048 KB
+ Intel Pentium B940
   2 GHz / 512 KB + 2048 KB
+ Intel Celeron 1005M
   1.9 GHz / 512 KB + 2048 KB
+ AMD A-Series A6-3430MX
   1.7 GHz / 4096 KB
+ Intel Pentium 3558U
   1.7 GHz / 512 KB + 2048 KB
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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2014-05-26)