A new roadmap AMD: Scorpius Platform appears in 2011

Saturday, October 10, 2009

On the Chinese site Inpai appeared information about the new roadmap AMD, which contains information about the plans of the company in the segment of desktop processors. For example, next in line is production platforms Leo and chips Thuban, is a 6-nuclear version of the current processor Phenom II X4 and based on server CPU Istanbul.

Will also be presented chipset RD890, which is expected to be called AMD 890FX, as well as the south bridge SB850. The graphical component of the platform will be provided with the ATI Radeon HD 5000 supports DirectX 11 technology.

In the segment of mass solutions AMD plans to introduce a platform Dorado, which will be based on processors Athlon II, as well as the new chipset RS880P, equipped with integrated graphics Radeon HD 4000 supports DirectX 10.1. In this new chipset will only support memory DDR3.

Moving further in 2011, we see the emergence of a new AMD processor architecture Bulldozer and the transition to 32 nm process technology. In the sector of the enthusiast platform will be presented Scorpius, based on the chip Zambezi. It is expected that this CPU will be from 4 to 8 cores.

Interesting that a new socket for this chip is marked as AM3r2. However, it is unlikely that it is simply an updated version of an existing socket AM3, because the architecture Bulldozer, is believed to contain in itself the biggest change since the K8. Graphic component platform Scorpius will become the next generation of chips ATI, which will appear at the end of 2010.

With regard to the mass of decisions in 2011 should see a platform Lynx with a long-awaited chip Fusion, which is the first solution based on the architecture of Llano and unite in a single chip CPU and GPU.