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AMD FX-7500

AMD FX-7500

The AMD FX-7500 is a power efficient ULV (Ultra Low Voltage) quad-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 two CPU modules for a total of four integer cores clocked at 2.1 - 3.3 GHz, the AMD chip also integrates a Radeon R7 GPU clocked at up to 553 MHz with 384 GCN shaders and a dual-channel DDR3-1600 memory controller.

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 FX-7500 should offer a CPU performance level similar to the Haswell-based Intel Core i3-4100U. Overall, the FX-7500 will be sufficient for all daily workloads (Office, Internet browsing, multimedia) as well as light multitasking.

Graphics

The Radeon R7 (Kaveri) GPU of the FX-7500 features a core clock of up to 553 MHz and 384 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 a dedicated GeForce GT 720M and can handle many current games at low or medium settings at (W)XGA resolution.

Power Consumption

The power consumption of the entire APU is rated at 19 Watts, which is somewhat above the Haswell ULV CPUs from Intel (15 W including chipset). Nevertheless, the FX-7500 is suited for 12 - 13-inch notebooks or larger.

SeriesAMD Kaveri
CodenameKaveri
Clock Rate2100 - 3300 MHz
Level 2 Cache4096 KB
Number of Cores / Threads4 / 4
Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)19 Watt
Transistor Count2410 Million
Manufacturing Technology28 nm
Die Size245 mm2
SocketBGA (FP2)
FeaturesSSE (1, 2, 3, 3S, 4.1, 4.2, 4A), x86-64, AES, AVX, FMA, DDR3-1600 Controller
GPUAMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri) (496 - 553 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Hardware VirtualizationAMD-V
Announcement Date06/04/2014
Product Link (external)AMD Kaveri FX-7500

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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

- Intel Core i3 2308M
   2.1 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
- Intel Core i5 2557M
   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
- AMD A-Series A10-5745M
   2.1 GHz / 4 MB
- AMD A-Series A8-5550M
   2.1 GHz / 4 MB
- AMD A-Series A8-5557M
   2.1 GHz / 4 MB
» AMD Kaveri FX-7500
   2.1 GHz / 4 MB
+ AMD Kaveri A10 Pro-7350B
   2.1 GHz / 4096 KB
+ Intel Celeron 1020E
   2.2 GHz / 512 KB + 2048 KB
+ AMD Phenom II X4 X920 BE
   2.3 GHz / 2048 KB
+ Intel Core 2 Quad Q9000
   2 GHz / 6134 KB
+ Intel Core i7 2617M
   1.5 GHz / 512 KB + 4096 KB
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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2014-05-26)