AMD Hardware News Roundup

eTeknix-AMD prepares new x6 Phenoms
After the successful launch of the Thuban Hexacore CPUs earlier this year, some of us where left wondering what the follow-up would be before Bulldozer, if there was to be one at all. The 1090T's recent price-cut seems to make more sense now, as it clears the way for the new Flagship 1010T x6 CPU. Also to be released is the 1065T, a successor of sorts to the 1055T. As for for Deneb, it is still not dead: AMD is planning to launch the x4 975, successor to the 965, as the highest clocked production CPU.

eTeknix-AMD 7000 "Southern Islands" to launch Q2 2011
Previous sources clearly gave us an indication of these cards being released in the third or fourth quarter of 2011, but with Nvidia sitting firmly on 28nm chip samples, AMD aren't prepared to let Nvidia get the last laugh, thus meaning the cards are expected to release on the 28nm fabrication processes, hugely incresing the amount of transistors that could be potentially crammed onto it. Other details are very scarce at this present time.

Xbit- AMD's Llano Production to Initiate in July 2011
Due to issues with the yields of the first Llano samples, Advanced Micro Devices had to postpone the production of Llano chips by a couple of months, said the company's chief executive officer back in mid-2010. Nonetheless, instead of initiating mass production in late 2010, the company will only start to make desktop Llano chips in July, 2011, according to sources familiar with AMD's plans. But even being whopping seven months behind the schedule, Llano will still be an interesting product.

The Inquirer-AMD announces Trinity, Khrishna and Wichita chips
Khrisna is a 28nm scale chip with two cores based on Bobcat. Witchita is also a 28nm chip but it has four of the Bobcat based cores. Bobcat is an x86 multi-core CPU architecture with a sub-1W capable core that has four integer and two floating-point instruction pipelines. But of course you knew that, dear reader. Both Khrishna and Wichita are for tablet, notebook, HD netbook and desktop computers.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

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