Within a couple of months AMD's six-core Istanbul server processors will become broadly available, and that's just the start of a new core race. The chip company unveiled today it aims to release a 12-core part in 2010, and a model with 16 cores in 2011.
The 6000 series processors will see the 45nm 8-core to 12-core Magny-Cours next year, while the 32nm 12- to 16-core Interlagos will arrive one year later. The 4000 series platform on the other hand will see the 45nm 4- to 6-core Lisbon in 2010, and the 32nm 6- to 8-core Valencia in 2011.
Here's a bit of information about the 12-core Magny-Cours:
And some details about the Direct Connect Architecture 2.0:
Another slide reveals the projected floating point and integer performance gains of Istanbul, Magny-Cours and Interlagos.
AMD working on 16-core Opteron for 2011
Posted on Wednesday, Apr 22 2009 @ 23:05 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck