Puma (microarchitecture)

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Puma - Family 16h (2nd-gen)
General Info
Common manufacturer(s)
Max. CPU clock rate1.35 GHz to 2.5 GHz
L1 cache64 KB per core[1]
L2 cache1 MB to 2 MB shared
Architecture and classification
Min. feature size28 nm
Instruction setAMD64 (x86-64)
Physical specifications
  • 2–4
GPU(s)Radeon Rx: 128 cores, 300–800 Mhz
Products, models, variants
Core name(s)
  • Beema
  • Mullins
Brand name(s)
PredecessorJaguar - Family 16h

The Puma Family 16h is a low-power microarchitecture by AMD for its APUs. It succeeds the Jaguar as a second-generation version, targets the same market, and belongs to the same AMD architecture Family 16h. The Beema line of processors are aimed at low-power notebooks, and Mullins are targeting the tablet sector.


The Puma cores use the same microarchitecture as Jaguar, and inherits the design:

Instruction set support[edit]

Like Jaguar, the Puma core has support for the following instruction sets and instructions: MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX, F16C, CLMUL, AES, BMI1, MOVBE (Move Big-Endian instruction), XSAVE/XSAVEOPT, ABM (POPCNT/LZCNT), and AMD-V.[1]

Improvements over Jaguar[edit]

  • 19% CPU core leakage reduction at 1.2V[3]
  • 38% GPU leakage reduction
  • 500 mW reduction in memory controller power
  • 200 mW reduction in display interface power
  • Chassis temperature aware turbo boost[4]
  • Selective boosting according to application needs (intelligent boost)
  • Support for ARM TrustZone via integrated Cortex-A5 processor
  • Support for DDR3L-1866 memory[5]


AMD released a revision of Puma core, Puma+, as a part of the Carrizo-L platform in 2015. The differences in the CPU microarchitecture are unclear. Puma+ featured 2 or 4 cores up to 2.5GHz and required the newer FP4 socket.[6]


APU features table


Desktop/Mobile (Beema)[edit]

Family Model Socket CPU GPU TDP Memory
Cores Frequency Max. Turbo L2 Cache Model Config. Max. Freq.
A8 6410 Socket FT3b 4 2.00 GHz 2.4 GHz 2 MB Radeon R5 128:?:? 800 MHz 15 W DDR3L-1866
A6 6310 1.80 GHz Radeon R4 800 MHz
A4 6250J 2.00 GHz N/A Radeon R3 600 MHz 25 W DDR3L-1600
A4 6210 1.80 GHz Radeon R3 600 MHz 15 W
E2 6110 1.50 GHz Radeon R2 500 MHz
E1 6010 2 1.35 GHz 1 MB 350 MHz 10 W DDR3L-1333

Tablet (Mullins)[edit]

Family Model CPU GPU Power Memory
Cores Frequency Max. Turbo L2 Cache Model Config. Max. Freq. TDP SDP
A10 Micro 6700T 4 1.2 GHz 2.2 GHz 2 MB Radeon R6 128:?:? 500 MHz 4.5 W 2.8 W DDR3L-1333
A6 Micro 6500T 1.8 GHz Radeon R4 401 MHz
A4 Micro 6400T 1.0 GHz 1.6 GHz Radeon R3 350 MHz
E1 Micro 6200T 2 1.4 GHz 1 MB Radeon R2 300 MHz 3.95 W DDR3L-1066


  1. ^ a b "Software Optimization Guide for Family 16h Processors". AMD. Retrieved August 3, 2013.
  2. ^ "AMD launches new Beema, Mullins SoCs". ExtremeTech. 2014-04-29. Retrieved 2014-05-02.
  3. ^ Shimpi, Anand. "AMD Beema/Mullins Architecture & Performance Preview". AnandTech. Retrieved 29 April 2014.
  4. ^ Shimpi, Anand. "New Turbo Boost, The Lineup and Trustzone". AnandTech. Retrieved 29 April 2014.
  5. ^ Woligroski, Don. "Meet The Mullins And Beema Tablet APUs". Toms Hardware. Retrieved 29 April 2014.
  6. ^ Cutress, Ian (12 May 2015). "AMD's Carrizo-L APU Unveiled". Anandtech. Retrieved 14 January 2017.

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