At AMD's Asia Analyst Tour the firm shared some information about its plans for the server, desktop and notebook markets:
AMD is set to launch Opteron server processors (Barcelona) for the energy efficient and standard performance markets in early September at core frequencies up to 1.9GHz and 2.0GHz, respectively. It then plans to follow up with faster models for these segments as well as CPUs targeting the high performance sector in the fourth quarter. AMD said it was aiming for frequencies at 2.3GHz or above, but it was still too early to say definitively what could be expected at year-end 2007 and beyond.
Also scheduled for the end of the year is the Spider platform (RD7XX chipsets and 65nm Phenom processors with 2MB L3 cache) for desktops. This will be followed by Hardcastle (RS7XX chipsets and 45nm Phenom CPUs with 6MB L3 cache) in 2008.
AMD said that it was still aiming to launch the Puma notebook platform, which adopts Griffin processors and the RS780M chipset, in 2008, while 2009 will see the launch of the Eagle platform featuring Falcon, the first Fusion processor which will combine a CPU (Bulldozer) and GPU core in a single package.