Skip to comments.AMD Plans Extremely Rapid Transition to New Micro-Architectures, Process Technology. ( Bulldozer )
Posted on 02/12/2011 3:07:35 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
Advanced Micro Devices seems to be planning extremely rapid transition of its desktop microprocessors to 32nm silicon-on-insulator fabrication process, a person with knowledge of the matter said. By the second quarter of 2012 virtually all AMD processors will be made using 32nm SOI technology and be based on new designs.
At present the absolute majority of desktop microprocessors shipped by Advanced Micro Devices are AMD Athlon II and AMD Phenom II chips in AM3 form-factor. But already in a little bit more than a year from now all the desktop chips that AMD will sell will be made using 32nm SOI process technology and will rely on code-named Bulldozer, Brazos and Llano designs, the source indicated.
Approximately 20% of AMD's desktop microprocessors in Q2 2012 will be in AM3+ form-factor and will belong to the FX family of chips, which is based on Bulldozer micro-architecture. About 10% of desktop chips will come in FT1 ball-grid-array form-factor and will therefore be based on Brazos design. The remaining 70% will be Llano accelerated processing units with two or four x86 cores as well as a Radeon HD 6000-class graphics engine in FM1 form-factor.
It is remarkable that after a number of delays AMD seems to have rather ambitious plans for the 32nm ramp. By contrast, it usually takes years for Intel Corp., the much larger rival of AMD, to transit to one micro-architecture to another or from one technology process for another.
AMD did not comment on the news-story.
AMD has been kinder with that requirement.
Translates into dollars saved....
At the moment Intels top end...pricey stuff...but it does run faster however
But the AMD stuff runs well for me.
I am not a Gamer.
What are your requirements for computing.?
Adding to my comments...if you require a mobile solution then I think AMD has a leg up on Intel with the new Brazos processor....which is architectually called the Bobcat architecture and is new ...shares much with the BullDozer architecture...and has an excellent Graphics processor integrated on the processor chip....
AMD has a review:
The Old stuff does run hot and the new AMD chips run much cooler....
Running right now on an AMD PhenomII 555 black processor.
MoBo is MSI 770 AM3 and I have the memory running at 2000...and processor running at 3.5 I think.
Fire it up in the morning and it goes till late in the evening...haven't seen it over 40C.
The older Athlon stuff was a headache trying to keep cool.
I also have a Thuban on an Asus 880 board overclocked with the board doing it automagically at 3.7 Gigahertz...and it runs about the same temps.
But I have a Zalman fan on it and is quite a bit louder so I use the 555 most of the time.
For moderate browsing...not much difference between them...
OS is Linux mint 10....which is great...no concerns about viruses and all of that crapola
Thanks for the link. I’m learning...I’m learning.
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