That said, Hughes comment only referred to Steamroller. It’s possible that AMD has killed Excavator in favor of an entirely different design. It could be planning to scale Jaguar’s (second-generation Brazos) CPU core upwards to fill a gap in the lower end of the desktop market that Trinity currently addresses. We’ve heard rumors that the company might try to build a new CPU architecture to address Bulldozer’s faults rather than trying to refine the current core into something that competes with Intel’s current high-end chips.
AMD denies axing Kaveri, still committed to big cores
Posted on Tuesday, Nov 20 2012 @ 17:08 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck