In 2011, AMD will usher in a new era of computing with (by codename):
• “Bulldozer” and “Bobcat” - Two new x86 cores targeting different usage models. “Bulldozer” will be a completely new, high performance architecture for the mainstream server, desktop and notebook PC markets that employs a new approach to multithreaded compute performance for achieving advanced efficiency and throughput. “Bulldozer” is designed to give AMD an exceptional CPU option for linking with GPUs in highly scalable, single-chip Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) configurations. “Bobcat” will target the low power, ultrathin PC markets with an extremely small, highly flexible, core that also is designed to be easily scaled up and combined with other IP in APU configurations.
• “Llano” - Targeted at mainstream notebooks and desktops, this APU will be the first in a family of next-generation designs that combine the power of the CPU and GPU onto a single piece of silicon and engineered to deliver impressive visual computing experiences, outstanding performance with low power and long battery life. It is expected to be the industry’s first APU processor ahead of the first “Bulldozer” and “Bobcat” based APUs;
• “Brazos” – A low cost, low-power ultraportable platform featuring the APU codenamed “Ontario,” which will contain the new “Bobcat” core and integrated GPU, and is intended for superior performance in a low-power design; and
• “Zambezi” – An enthusiast desktop processor with up to eight cores, featuring the first “Bulldozer” core, scheduled for release in 2011.
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