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Tuesday, 14 June 2011 08:50

Leaked Fusion roadmap reveals 2012 playbook

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28nm Bobcats, Bulldozer based Fusion APUs
In a recent briefing AMD shed a bit more light on its plans for late 2011 and 2012. There are no big surprises, but the presentation proves quite a few rumours floating around today.

Starting with the production process, AMD will introduce its first 28nm parts in the form of Krishna and Wichita Fusion APUs sometime in 2012. The new APUs will be based on enhanced Bobcat cores, which are now being stamped out at 40nm, but the thanks to the 28nm process AMD will be able to introduce the fist Bobcat based quad-cores next year. Krishna APUs will be used in the Deccan platform, which is set to replace Brazos in 2012

In the performance and mainstream markets, AMD will rely on Trinity, a new 32nm design based on the upcoming Bulldozer core. There are few details at the moment, but the use of the all-new core makes Trinity one of the more exciting AMD products in 2012. Trinity APUs will end up in the Virgo platform, which will phase out the current Lynx platform.

As for the enthusiast market segment, AMD will offer the Corona platform, based on Komodo series CPUs and next generation discrete graphics. Both Komodo and Trinity will use apparently use new FMx-series sockets, which comes as no surprise.

You can check out the details here.

 

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+7 #1 BernardP 2011-06-14 12:18
Looks like the AM3+ Socket is the end of the backward compatibility road.

Even the non-Fusion Corona is moving to the FMx Socket.
 
 
+5 #2 yourma2000 2011-06-14 15:50
Most likely but there's nothing to say there wont be any backward compatability, it's probably just a universal socket for future AMD fusion and bulldozer CPUs to work in just to save costs of manufacturing separate AMD boards for each family, you can probably still use old AM3+ or FM1 socket chips inside
 
 
+2 #3 techman95 2011-06-14 16:13
wasnt there talk of amd having to go to land grid array to support all the features of next gen bulldozer? so it could be something like a scaled down G34, whick yes would end this series of backward compatibility
 
 
+1 #4 agent_47 2011-06-14 16:48
Quoting BernardP:
Looks like the AM3+ Socket is the end of the backward compatibility road.

Even the non-Fusion Corona is moving to the FMx Socket.


the FMx will probably be backward compatible with fm1

n if this is when AMx will meet its end, so be it. it will be a good death. she has lived a long life already. honestly i did expect BD to fall into am3 anyway.
 
 
+7 #5 redisnidma 2011-06-14 20:30
FM2 with quad channel tu siffice both Komodo and Trinity CPUs/APUs. Bring it on!!! :-)
 
 
0 #6 PorscheRacer14 2011-06-15 07:23
AFAIK AMD will keep fPGA for the desktop/client parts. This keeps overall costs down for the motherboard manufacturers.

I personally hope for a comparable LGA socket to G34 so we can maybe build some enthusiast class workstations/servers, but it's just a wish of mine so no loss if it doesn't happen.
 

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