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Wednesday, 10 November 2010 15:31

Enter the AMD Komodo 8-core Fusion

Written by Fuad Abazovic


Update: 32nm part with DX11 graphics coming in 2012
Intel will get to 22nm late next year, but AMD plans an eight-core 32nm processor codenamed Komodo. It is based on the Bulldozer core and it will have DirectX 11 capable GPU.

This of course comes after the 2011 Bulldozer launch, a new CPU architecture that will test the 32nm process at GlobalFoundries. Zambezi is the first Bulldozer to launch in four- and eight-core versions, but this one won' have an integrated graphics core.

AMD also plans the Trinity, a mainstream Fusion processor based on the Bulldozer design, with up to four cores and Krishna, a Bobcat-based processor in 28nm. We will dig a bit deeper and mention these processors in greater detail some other time.

In 2012 Intel will have many 22nm CPUs out, including many dual- and quad-cores, but its Atom will stick only with 32nm, unless Intel speeds things up. We will have to wait and see but Komodo might be the world's first 8 core CPU with decent graphics.

Update: Turns out that Komodo is a CPU rather than APU and that DirectX 11 graphics is just a part of the platform and not inside the CPU. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Last modified on Thursday, 11 November 2010 09:48
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+29 #1 hoohoo 2010-11-10 16:38
That's all very nice, but let us see the first fruits of the design OK? :lol:
 
 
-19 #2 guideX 2010-11-10 17:13
Nobody can catch up to Intel. EU commission should have fined them $10 billion and put it towards actual technology investment like fabs for AMD/Qualcomm/TI/Nvidia/IBM instead of building 30 billion dollar GPS satellites when the US offers access for free.
 
 
+19 #3 Vithren 2010-11-10 17:20
Komodo is not an APU. It's still CPU. Trinity, on the other hand, is APU.
This is a small bug in slides.
 
 
+14 #4 Regenweald 2010-11-10 17:39
Based on the code name alone I want a KOMODO. Of course, if all goes according to plan by that time i'll already be rocking an Orochi+Southern Islands 7***. but if not, the future is bright :lol:
 
 
+14 #5 Regenweald 2010-11-10 17:42
Quoting guideX:
Nobody can catch up to Intel. EU commission should have fined them $10 billion and put it towards actual technology investment like fabs for AMD/Qualcomm/TI/Nvidia/IBM instead of building 30 billion dollar GPS satellites when the US offers access for free.


Clearly you know nothing about GNSS or Cartography. Galileo will offer new technology, better accuracy and will be a dedicated public resource. It is a much needed global resource.
 
 
-19 #6 guideX 2010-11-10 17:50
Quoting Regenweald:
Clearly you know nothing about GNSS or Cartography. Galileo will offer new technology, better accuracy and will be a dedicated public resource. It is a much needed global resource.

Please Galileo has been more delayed than GF100, but instead of costing hundreds, it costs tens of billions.
 
 
+2 #7 Bl0bb3r 2010-11-10 21:29
Quoting Vithren:
Komodo is not an APU. It's still CPU. Trinity, on the other hand, is APU.
This is a small bug in slides.




+1, but the slides I have are correct... Komodo is listed as "CPUs Enthusiast", so this is just Fufy spinning out of control.
 
 
-1 #8 Vithren 2010-11-10 23:07
Quoting Bl0bb3r:
Quoting Vithren:
Komodo is not an APU. It's still CPU. Trinity, on the other hand, is APU.
This is a small bug in slides.

+1, but the slides I have are correct... Komodo is listed as "CPUs Enthusiast", so this is just Fufy spinning out of control.


True : ) it is, but at the same time "DX®11 capable GPU", in the same slot - that's why Fuad thought, well, what he thought. Naughty.
 
 
+1 #9 The_Countess 2010-11-11 00:38
Quoting guideX:
Nobody can catch up to Intel. EU commission should have fined them $10 billion and put it towards actual technology investment like fabs for AMD/Qualcomm/TI/Nvidia/IBM instead of building 30 billion dollar GPS satellites when the US offers access for free.


that's funny, because AMD did it 3 times in its history already. and that was with a very clear disadvantage on the production side which is much smaller today.
 
 
+1 #10 Bl0bb3r 2010-11-11 00:54
Quoting Vithren:
True : ) it is, but at the same time "DX®11 capable GPU", in the same slot - that's why Fuad thought, well, what he thought. Naughty.



Um... no. Page 32, details AMD Desktop Platforms, not just chips, and 2011 has “Bulldozer” CPUs (not APUs) Enthusiast + HD 6000 Series discrete DirectX 11 capable GPUs. 2012 has “Komodo” CPUs (not APUs)
Enthusiast, no GPU reference at all. Maybe discrete DX12 if it's late 2012, who knows!

Short, Komodo as a CPU does not make it Fusion.
 

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