AMD's John Fruehe has written a little bit about Bulldozer and AMD's plans for their launch of that product. AMD says that more information will become available on August 24th. AMD won't discuss pricing, benchmarks or specific launch dates until later, however. Advanced Micro Devices plans to have this chip out in 2011.
Just to make sure that everyone is up to speed on what Bulldozer is â€”Â a brand new design featuring up to 8 cores for client products and up to 16 cores for server products. Bulldozer will feature a new floating point unit that can support up to 256-bit floating point execution, which will boost the performance for technical applications that rely on floating point math.Â There will be some new software instructions that will be supported, allowing for greater performance and flexibility, but, it will be backwards compatible so you wonâ€™t need to change anything to start using the processor.