There is a possibility to realize the improvement in Steppe Eagle either by reducing the heat generated when keeping the performance level unchanged or to increase performance and keep the level of heat generated. It all depends on the choice of processor option.
Yet another improvement is faster memory speed. Steppe Eagle offers up to 1866MHz compared to the memory speed of existing processor options which is a maximum of 1600MHz. This improvement among other things increases graphics performance. Steppe Eagle processors support the so-called 4K resolution making them excellent options for applications within television, set-top boxes and gaming.
The Steppe Eagle processors are pin compatible with existing Kabini options to simplify switch within AMD Embedded G-Series SOCs. However there is one difference in the interface worth mentioning when comparing Kabini and Steppe Eagle. Kabini processors offer the LVDS interface, an interface not there in Steppe Eagle. The solution when switching to one of the Steppe Eagle processors are to add an LVDS controller in addition to the processor.