AMD 32nm Zambezi to debut in 2011

Posted on Wednesday, Oct 07 2009 @ 17:55 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Finnish tech site Muropaketti published a desktop roadmap slide from AMD. It reveals the company plans to debut the enthusiast Leo and mainstream Dorado platforms next year. Leo will feature 45nm Thuban processors with up to six cores, DDR3 memory, the RD890 + SB850 chipsets and discrete DX11 graphics. Dorado on the other hand will feature Athlon II chips with up to four cores, DDR3 memory, and RS880P + SB810 chipsets with integrated graphics.

In 2011 AMD plans to release two platforms with 32nm processors, the Scorpius platform for enthusiasts and Lynx for mainstream users. Scorpius will feature the Zambezi processor with four or more cores, DDR3 memory, and next-gen ATI discrete graphics. According to the slide the Zambezi processor will use the new AM3r2 socket.

The Lynx platform features LIano, a 32nm Fusion chip with four CPU cores, one GPU core and DDR3 support.



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