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Wednesday, 07 December 2011 10:05

Deccan 28nm removed from AMD roadmap

Written by Fuad Abazovic



Replaced by Brazos 2.0


In September AMD was informing its partners about new platforms in 2012 and back than Deccan platform was supposed to replace Brazos based on E series processors.

Deccan was supposed to introduce the 28nm Globalfoundries-manufactured Wichita processor that features four Bobcat cores, redesigned in 28nm. However, due to 28nm delays at Globalfoundries, it just got canceled.

Since Wichita and Krishna are both designed for Globalfoundries 28nm manufacturing process, making them compatible with TSMC’s manufacturing process would cost AMD a lot of time and money. The chips would be even later to market than the original 2H 2012 schedule and that would simply make them too late to make the difference.

Deccan is now replaced with the Brazos 2.0 platform, and it is hoped that E series parts can get faster than current E450 clocked at 1.65GHz. The chipset and motherboards are new and are based on A68 FCH chipset that brings USB 3.0 support as well as SATA 6Gb/s.

Atoms in 32nm are currently shipping and will definitely put a lot of pressure on AMD’s quite successful E-series of entry level APUs. What comes after these 40nm parts remains to be disclosed.

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+6 #1 pogsnet 2011-12-07 11:12
E-350 and E-450 is very good APUs, I hope this time at 28nm they will hit 2.0Ghz+ even at the same TDP but better graphics and CPU muscle is well enough and best option against very expensive ultrabooks.
 
 
+2 #2 sirroman 2011-12-07 13:13
Quoting pogsnet:
E-350 and E-450 is very good APUs, I hope this time at 28nm they will hit 2.0Ghz+ even at the same TDP but better graphics and CPU muscle is well enough and best option against very expensive ultrabooks.


If Brazos 2.0 is 28nm I would be mightily surprised.
 
 
+3 #3 gasssosa 2011-12-07 16:29
Quoting sirroman:
Quoting pogsnet:
E-350 and E-450 is very good APUs, I hope this time at 28nm they will hit 2.0Ghz+ even at the same TDP but better graphics and CPU muscle is well enough and best option against very expensive ultrabooks.


If Brazos 2.0 is 28nm I would be mightily surprised.



I don't think this will be 28nm. just a refresh and mini speed bump with few bells and whistles here and there.
Still good product though.
 
 
+2 #4 Jay 2011-12-07 16:31
Why aren't these low-end APU's priced same as Atom? AMD will gain a lot. All I see is netbooks, m-ITX boards based on these APU's costing $50-60 more than Atom counterparts. Come on AMD price these things right I'll buy 2. 1 netbook, 1 m-ITX board for my HTPC!
 
 
-1 #5 Sodomy 2011-12-08 01:31
Quoting Jay:
Why aren't these low-end APU's priced same as Atom? AMD will gain a lot. All I see is netbooks, m-ITX boards based on these APU's costing $50-60 more than Atom counterparts. Come on AMD price these things right I'll buy 2. 1 netbook, 1 m-ITX board for my HTPC!


Because the atom has no GPU built in. anyways the savings you get for having less pcb space and the circuits that go with it, means that they tend to be about the same cost (intel is only slightly cheaper)
 
 
+1 #6 abdulahad 2011-12-08 08:00
I just bought a netbook based on the E-450 APU. I'm so excited about the performance!!
Now we have three E-450 netbooks in the family. All very happy!! :-)
 
 
-1 #7 Alereon 2011-12-08 17:57
Quoting Jay:
Why aren't these low-end APU's priced same as Atom? AMD will gain a lot. All I see is netbooks, m-ITX boards based on these APU's costing $50-60 more than Atom counterparts. Come on AMD price these things right I'll buy 2. 1 netbook, 1 m-ITX board for my HTPC!
AMD partners are charging a premium for systems/platforms containing AMD APUs because they are so much better than the Atom. Not only does this justify a price premium, but AMD APU products are already being sold as fast as they can be made with current prices, meaning there's no justification for lowering prices to ship more units.
 
 
0 #8 Jay 2011-12-08 19:31
Can't believe trolls like Sodomy & Alereon. Yeah go again its not AMD's fault its the OEM's fault! Brazos has in-built graphics so it'll cost more! Do you trolls even realize whats AMD's selling point has been all these years? is that they offer more for less price compared to Intel. That is all. They can wipe out the Atom if they want by pricing Brazos similar or less but they are not looking at the bigger picture but are more concerned of making marginal profit in short period of time. This APU is not made at Global Foundries, its not 32nm. Its made at TSMC is 40nm it has no production issues you trolls I'm talking about Brazos not Llano. AMD has a ready weapon to destroy Intel in the netbook/tablet space but they aren't doing shit!
 

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