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AMD Zambezi and Llano chips roadmap leaks

Exclusive AMD confirms that its roadmap slides
Fri Nov 19 2010, 15:55

CHIP DESIGNER AMD has delayed its Llano models further while its Zambezi chips are still on track, according to leaked chipset roadmap slides that AMD has confirmed to The INQUIRER are genuine.

One of the two roadmap slides, both of which are dated October 2010, shows product variants of the Zambezi CPU, which is planned to ship in the first half of 2011. These variants have four, six and eight cores, and AMD will roll them out in reverse order from the second quarter of 2011.

AMD will release the eight core chips in the middle of the second quarter and the four core versions in the latter half of the year, probably starting in June. Most models will have thermal design power (TDP) ratings of 95W but there is also a 125W eight core version.

The other slide shows the Fusion branded accelerated processor unit (APU) that AMD has codenamed Llano. This CPU with a GPU onboard was originally to have been made available in this quarter but it was delayed to the first half of 2011 and now the leaked slide shows a further delay into the third quarter.

The Llano variants shown are dual cores with 65W TDPs and triple and quad core chips that all have 100W TDPs. All of the Llano products are DX11 capable and all use a new socket called FM1.

Chimpzilla told The INQUIRER, "These are from [Non-Disclosure Agreement] AMD slides but feature product info that we haven't announced publicly yet. As such, we cannot comment on them as we do not comment on unannounced products." µ


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