FUD Zilla writes AMD confirmed it will start sampling Llano processors in the first half of this year, with OEM availability expected in 2011.
AMD was kind enough to confirm that sampling of Llano processors to partners should happen in first half of 2010 which implies that it should happen in late June at the latest. If AMD slips the schedule it can happen even later but this is the current plan.
Public relation representatives even said that Llano should be available from OEMs in 2011, but it didn’t specify in which part. We would be surprised to see these products really early in 2011, but we have been surprised before. Intel’s Sandy Bridge, the first monolithic core with graphics, memory controller and CPU on the same chip, is coming also in 2011 but Intel has dared to inform partners that its chip is coming in Q1 2011.