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AMD officially reveals 2010 and 2011 roadmap

Posted on Thursday, November 12 2009 @ 21:03:52 CET by

AMD officially presented its platform roadmaps for 2010 and 2011 at the company's Financial Analyst Day on Wednesday.

Here's a brief overview of the platforms you can expect next year:
  • “Danube” - The next AMD mainstream notebook platform featuring the first AMD mobile quad-core processors, “Danube” is expected to offer seven or more hours of battery life;

  • “Nile” - The 3rd Generation AMD ultrathin notebook platform, designed to offer seven or more hours of battery life;

  • “San Marino” and “Maranello” - Two new DDR3-based server platforms designed for the volume server market. “Maranello,” with the 8- and 12-core “Magny-Cours” processor will represent the beginning of unprecedented leaps in performance-per-watt for AMD Opteron™ processors, while “San Marino” will offer new levels of value and power efficiency for the rapidly growing Web and Cloud Computing segment; and

  • “Leo” - The next-generation enthusiast-class desktop PC platform with the industry’s first six-core desktop CPU, expected to deliver the ultimate performance for immersive gaming with support for DirectX® 11 graphics and ATI Eyefinity™ Technology.
  • And here's what to expect in 2011:
  • “Bulldozer” and “Bobcat” - Two new x86 cores targeting different usage models. “Bulldozer” will be a completely new, high performance architecture for the mainstream server, desktop and notebook PC markets that employs a new approach to multithreaded compute performance for achieving advanced efficiency and throughput. “Bulldozer” is designed to give AMD an exceptional CPU option for linking with GPUs in highly scalable, single-chip Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) configurations. “Bobcat” will target the low power, ultrathin PC markets with an extremely small, highly flexible, core that also is designed to be easily scaled up and combined with other IP in APU configurations.

  • “Llano” - Targeted at mainstream notebooks and desktops, this APU will be the first in a family of next-generation designs that combine the power of the CPU and GPU onto a single piece of silicon and engineered to deliver impressive visual computing experiences, outstanding performance with low power and long battery life. It is expected to be the industry’s first APU processor ahead of the first “Bulldozer” and “Bobcat” based APUs;

  • “Brazos” – A low cost, low-power ultraportable platform featuring the APU codenamed “Ontario,” which will contain the new “Bobcat” core and integrated GPU, and is intended for superior performance in a low-power design; and

  • “Zambezi” – An enthusiast desktop processor with up to eight cores, featuring the first “Bulldozer” core, scheduled for release in 2011.



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