NEW INFORMATION from a DAAMIT road-map has been exposed by Dailytech, with a number of very interesting additions.
Firstly, a new socket dubbed 'Socket G34' has been unveiled, which paves the way for DDR3 support.
Along with the new socket will come two new second-generation 45nm CPUs.
The 8-core 'Sao Paolo' is described as a "twin native-quadcore Shanghai processor" by one AMD engineer who spoke with Dailytech.
This basically means two sandwiched quad-core CPUs, much like Intel does with non-native quad-cores - two dual-core CPUs packaged together.
The better-known 'Shanghai', which is expected to ship late this year, is AMD's first 45nm shrink of the often-maligned Barcelona processor which is currently on sale.
It's said that both of these new processors will feature four Hypertransport 3 interconnects, 12MB of L3 cache and 512KB L2 cache per core.
There was also additional mention of 'Magny-Cours' (suspicously sounding like 'many-cores' but named after the F1 motor racing circuit in France) which is the name of the previously-whispered 12-core behemoth.
Also of note is the fact that in 2010 AMD will provide registered and unregistered quad-channel DDR3 support, which is nothing to sniff at.
Dailytech counted 1974 pin connects on a leaked G34 diagram the site managed to obtain, which is 767 more pins than AMD's current LGA1207 socket. µ
Hold the front page
Bluesky's the limit
Might need to come up with a better name though
There's an app for *that*