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AMD Reveals Two New Processors

Category: CPU's
Posted: November 12, 2009 11:25AM
Author: CheeseMan42

AMD revealed two new x86 processors to be released sometime in 2011 on Wednesday. Both chips will be made using a 32nm process, with each directed at a specific market. The Bobcat is aimed at mobile and System on a Chip applications, and is intended to compete with the Atom and Via Nano. AMD is aiming for the processor to take less than 1W of power, with higher end chips below the 2.5W range. The Bobcat will use at most 50% of the silicon of current generation processors, and is written in high level code. The design is then created by an automation tool, removing much of the legwork at the transistor level and allowing for easier integration with other components.

The second new chip is code named Bulldozer and is targeted at desktop and server markets. The processor will be a “dual core” offering with the cores sharing fetch and decode units, along with a floating point unit. This allows the chip to appear as one core to the OS, which should allow the hardware to assign tasks to either processor at its discretion.



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_TheAlexO on November 12, 2009 02:26PM
awesome. wayyy down the road though
_TheAlexO on November 12, 2009 02:32PM
btw, that link isnt working.. not for me at least
JBags on November 12, 2009 02:33PM
haha in the address bar take out "%20http//"
CheeseMan42 on November 12, 2009 08:19PM
Fixed it, don't know how that happened.
Waco on November 13, 2009 02:14AM
The Bulldozer looks like a neat architecture.
nickosha on November 13, 2009 01:53PM
It's going to be interesting to see how AMD's approach with Bulldozer will compare with Intel's hyperthreading.

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