AMD unveils 2011-2012 roadmap for servers, desktops, laptops

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AMD has revealed its plans for the next couple of years, including its offerings for servers, desktops, and laptops. The news comes soon after the company previewed its Brazos platform and its first Fusion APUs.

The company made the following updates to its 2012 roadmap, as always using codenames for its future products:

  • Codename Krishna: two-core 28nm APUs based on the next-generation sub-one watt Bobcat CPU cores and a DirectX 11-capable GPU, designed for tablets, notebooks, HD netbooks, and desktops
  • Codename Wichita: four-core 28nm APUs based on the next-generation sub-one watt Bobcat CPU cores and a DirectX 11-capable GPU, designed for tablets, notebooks, HD netbooks, and desktops
  • Codename Trinity: a 32nm APU based on AMD's next-generation Bulldozer CPU cores and a DirectX 11-capable GPU, designed for mainstream and high-performance desktops and notebooks
  • Codename Komodo: a 32nm CPU featuring up to 10 AMD Bulldozer CPU cores designed for high-performance and enthusiast desktops
  • Codename Terramar: a 32nm server CPU based on AMD's Bulldozer CPU core targeted for the enterprise mainstream market that will scale up to 20 cores
  • Codename Sepang: a 32nm server CPU based on AMD's Bulldozer CPU core targeted for the cost-optimized, energy efficient market that will scale up to 10 cores

AMD promised more details as the company gets closer to the launch of these products, but right now it's ready to give a high-level view of its CPU and APU pipeline. That being said, AMD Fusion is arriving early next year in mainstream and ultrathin notebooks and netbooks, as well as AIO and small form factor desktops. In other words, if you think 2012 is too long of a wait, especially given that there will likely be delays, start saving for next year's shipping products.

"AMD's business model has consistently delivered operating profits this year, while the strength of our platform offerings drove continued expansion of our customer base," Dirk Meyer, AMD president and CEO, said in a statement. "The industry is at an inflection point, with users demanding technology that is more immersive and interactive. With our upcoming AMD Fusion APUs combining our DirectX 11-capable graphics processors and next-generation microprocessors on a single chip, we are poised to lead the industry's next computing era with richer, more vivid digital experiences."


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