German resource ATI-Forum.de has presented two leaked slides from AMD official road-map. The slides demonstrate some details on Desktop processors and Fusion APU architecture and specification as well as possible launch dates.
According to slide, Bulldozer architecture will be released in Q2 2011. This includes desktops and servers models. Desktop segment is presented with code-named Zambezi. It is clear from the road-map that there will be four processor models at the start :
- Two eight-core CPUs with 8MB L3 Cache and TDP of 125/95W. These are expected to become the world’s first eight-core desktop processors (note: Intel’s eight-core CPU expected to appear in Q3 2011)
- One six-core CPU with 8MB L3 Cache and TDP of 95W
- One quad-core CPU with 4MB L3 Cache and TDP of 95W
Zambezi processors will be built in GlobalFoundries using 32nm SOI process technology. The processors have support for Turbo Core dynamic acceleration technology and DDR3-1866 memory and will has AM3+ Socket. New 9th series of motherboard chipsets will debut together with these CPUs.
Important is AM3 and AM3+ Sockets continues its life into the next generation of AMD processors, however, upcoming AM3+ processors are not compatible with current AM3 motherboards!
Speaking about Fusion APU, the low-power version of Zacate will be the first to come out this year. It is manufactured by TSMC with the use of 40nm process logic. The release includes one dual-core E-350 and one E-240 single-core models. Both have support for DDR3-1333 memory, integrated Loverland DX11 GPU graphics core and UVD3 video decoding engine. Note that Zacate uses new BGA package — FT1 Socket. TDP is state to be 18W.
Concerning high-performance APUs, namely Liano, it is expected to arrive in Q3 2011. First batch of High-end Liano CPU numbers six models. Impressive! The list includes:
- Two quad-core APUs wiht TDP of 100W
- One three-core APU with TDP of 100W
- Three dual-core APUs with TDP of 65W
Liano APUs will be produced by GlobalFoundries using 32nm manufacturing process. The mentioned models will feature integrated Beavercreek DX11 graphics core and have the same integrated UVD3 video decoding engine. Liano APUs will support DDR3-1600 memory and will have new FM1 Socket.