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Much to expect from AMD in coming years

At its 2007 Financial Analyst Day, AMD announced a slew of platforms for the coming years.

At its 2007 Financial Analyst Day, AMD announced a slew of platforms for the coming years.

Caught in the final stages with a few bugs that have further delayed its quad-core offerings, the company promised optimal production levels next year.

Here's a summary of the announcements:

  • Quad-core 45-nm process-based processors codenamed "Shanghai" by the second half of 2008
  • Montreal 8-core server chips in 2009
  • New chip platform supporting quad- and octo-core chips with HyperTransport 3.0 chip-to-chip interconnects
  • Puma mobile platform for notebooks in the first half of 2008
  • Combination of Phenom processors, ATI graphics, and new chip-set codenamed "Peruses" for desktops by the first half of 2008
  • Fusion architecture in 2009 that will combine CPU and GPU cores on a single die
  • The new line of GPU, CPU core clubbing will see its appearance in the Swift processor on the Shrike platform in the second half of 2009

The coming years will hopefully bring out the best of AMD, which is something that was missing in 2007.

More information:

AMD Details Next-generation Platforms (DailyTech)

AMD Humbles Itself Before Wall Street, Adds Roadmap Details (ExtremeTech)

1 comments
cubanresourceful
cubanresourceful

It is good to see AMD finally upping its game. intel has been stepping all over AMD, but no more. Being an AMD fan here (though an NVIDIA fan), I cannot wait to see what AMD throws forth. Plus, seeing how Intel does not have full 64 bit support (maybe they fixed that for the newer cores?), I expect AMD to trounce Intel. I wonder if Intel also has plans to fuse the CPU and GPU cores on a single die? Its a wonder how AMD will be able to do it on a 45-nm die!