“It’s got roughly one billion 32nm transistors, fabbed at Globalfoundries. Four CPU cores and a single graphics core. It’s what AMD calls an Accelerated Processing Unit (APU). And we’ll see it in 2011.
Unfortunately that’s a bit late. The APU, codenamed Llano, was originally scheduled for 2010 but got pushed back. In 2009/2010 Intel will be the first to deliver on-chip graphics with Clarkdale/Arrandale, and in late 2010 Sandy Bridge will have on-die graphics.”
Here are some more Processor articles from around the web:
- AMD Unveils Bulldozer & Bobcat: 2011 Microachitectures @ AnandTech
- Bulldozer has taped out, the earth has moved @ SemiAccurate
- AMD Phenom II 955 @ TechwareLabs
- Phenom 2 X4 965 (125w TDP) @ Bjorn3D
- Athlon II X3 435 Triple Core Processor @ TechwareLabs
- AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition 3.4 GHz 125W Processor Review @ PCSTATS
- Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition ver. 2.0: AMD Introduces C3 Processor Stepping @ X-bit Labs
- AMD Roundup November 2009 @ Driverheaven
Anandtech managed to get their hands on AMD’s processor roadmap for the near future and have posted it for your viewing pleasure. Enthusiasts are not going to be as excited as the server and mobility crowd are, but there is still a lot of action. On the mobile side we will be seeing Llano, the first Accelerated Processing Unit or APU, which promises great graphical performance coupled with enhanced battery life. The server crowd gets an update on Magny Cours and the Maranello platform it is the heart of. Enthusiasts have to wait a while, but Leo and mega tasking are on their way.