Kabini will be a very major step for AMD and one that will help them stay competitive in the x86 market. The Richland APU will also improve AMD?s standing, but it will certainly not put AMD back in the running for the performance crown. It will not be until Kaveri that we will see a part that will be more competitive with the current Intel lineup. Unfortunately for AMD, Intel will have released their Haswell parts into the market which promises not only improved CPU performance but also a significant bump in graphics performance and capabilities."
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