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Tuesday, 05 October 2010 13:04

Llano to come in Q3 2011

Written by Fuad Abazovic
fusion

No earlier
Llano, AMD's full muscle Fusion chip with two to four cores has been delayed to Q3 2011. Not long ago, most people were telling us that the chip should launch at some point in 2011, and we now know it should take place in Q3 2010.

Something went wrong with the first tape out and it will take some six to nine months to fix the chip and ramp up production. AMD internal sources claim that a lot of companies want to buy this chip and launch products based on it, while Nvidia is talking around that OEMs really don't like Fusion. The truth is probably somewhere in the middle.

Senior industry analysts claim that industry is excited due the graphics capabilities and reasonable TDP on these chips, but the main concern for Ontario is that by the time AMD starts shipping, Intel should follow in maximum two quarters with Ivy Bridge, its 22nm second generation monolithic core that has both CPU and GPU. AMD will at least have the new Ontario dual-core to hold the ground in early 2011.

AMD can always play the price advantage and get a lot of traction, as long as it can stick to its plans and start shipping these chips in Q3 2011.
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+14 #1 fudzillalololo 2010-10-05 13:57
Can someone explain why it's always 6 months? What do they do during that timeframe?
 
 
-27 #2 JAB Creations 2010-10-05 14:13
Wait...a lousy quad in the third quarter? AMD has eight and twelve core server CPU's right now on Newegg at 45nm so why are we reading about "AMD's full muscle Fusion chip with two to four cores" in a Q3 release?

What are the sources for this article?
 
 
+38 #3 The_Wolf88 2010-10-05 14:35
I don't care about Llano as long as Bulldozer still on schedule !
 
 
-19 #4 yourma2000 2010-10-05 14:47
one of the AMD guys said they've got yield issues (yet again) with the llano core, I guess that's what happens when you choose TSMC to create your dies
 
 
-7 #5 JAB Creations 2010-10-05 14:48
Clearly some people don't understand what my comment was about. AMD already has eight and twelve core CPU's at 45nm. Bulldozer is a 32nm CPU. Fuad calling a 32nm Bulldozer the "full muscle" is pretty insulting to AMD. If you look at AMD's track record the server line has often strongly hinted at what they plan on doing with the consumer line in the following generation.

So while quad cores are great and all though I'm certain we'll see six and eight core Bulldozer CPU's from AMD before the third quarter of next year I am not excited at the thought of only being able to buy yet another quad core when they've been available since 65 and 45nm.
 
 
+16 #6 PHiZiK 2010-10-05 15:00
"Senior industry analysts". Who are they?
 
 
+7 #7 fudzillalololo 2010-10-05 15:23
Quoting PHiZiK:
"Senior industry analysts". Who are they?


It's yet again, just a writing to avoid complete responsibility, just like in stock market.

- A couple of insiders said that everything is okay with a company

bla bla bla
 
 
+21 #8 Nubstick 2010-10-05 16:19
Quoting yourma2000:
one of the AMD guys said they've got yield issues (yet again) with the llano core, I guess that's what happens when you choose TSMC to create your dies



Llano is being fabbed at GF not TSMC. Ontario is at TSMC, and on schedule.
 
 
+13 #9 Nubstick 2010-10-05 16:27
Quoting JAB Creations:
Clearly some people don't understand what my comment was about.



Your post still doesn't make any sense. Llano isn't Bulldozer, modified K10.5 cores vs a complete new architecture.


Quoting JAB Creations:
and all though I'm certain we'll see six and eight core Bulldozer CPU's from AMD before the third quarter of next year


I wouldn't count on it. BD is just now being sampled to partners this quarter, while this happened quite some time ago with Llano.
 
 
+13 #10 Alexko 2010-10-05 16:44
Quoting yourma2000:
one of the AMD guys said they've got yield issues (yet again) with the llano core, I guess that's what happens when you choose TSMC to create your dies


Except Llano is made by GlobalFoundries .

@JAB => Llano is the fastest Fusion product, hence the "full muscle Fusion".
 

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