AMD's Bobcat and Bulldozer, 2011 flagship CPU cores, detailed immediately
Considered one of today AMD is gonna need to cease speaking about its Atom-killing Bobcat and Xeon-ending Bulldozer cores and eventually launch them. However, till that glad second arrives in 2011 (fingers crossed), we’ll should content material ourselves with extra presentation slides. First up, the Bobcat core is AMD’s lengthy overdue play for the netbook/ultrathin market. Pitched as having ninety % of the efficiency of present-gen, K8-based mostly mainstream chips, AMD’s new mobility core would require “lower than half the world and a fraction of the facility” of its predecessors. That seems like simply the recipe to make the corporate related in laptop computer buying selections once more, whereas a touted means for the core to run on lower than one watt of energy (by decreasing working frequencies and voltages, and subsequently efficiency) might see it seem in even smaller type elements, akin to MIDs. The Bobcat’s now all set to turn into the centerpiece of the Ontario APU — AMD’s first Fusion chip, forward of Llano — which can be ramping up manufacturing late this yr, in time for an early 2011 arrival.
The Bulldozer additionally has a future within the Fusion line, nevertheless it’s earliest position might be as a standalone CPU product for servers and excessive-finish shopper markets. The artful factor about its structure is that all Bulldozer module will probably be counted as two cores. It’s because AMD has cut up its inner processing pipelines into two (whereas sharing as many inner elements as attainable), leading to a kind of multicore-inside-the-core association. The best way the corporate places it, it is multithreading accomplished proper. Interlagos is the codename of the primary Opteron chips to sport this new core, displaying up sooner or later subsequent yr in a sixteen-core association (that is eight Bulldozers, when you’re holding rating at residence) and promising 50 % higher efficiency than the present Magny-Cours flagship. Huge phrases, AMD. Now let’s examine you persist with a schedule for as soon as.%Gallery-100088%