It was reported
earlier this week, about AMD advancing its development schedule for processors built on the newer 32 nm manufacturing process. A default interpretation of the event back then was the likelihood of AMD advancing the development of its next-generation CPU architecture, codenamed "Bulldozer". The said architecture will be the company's next indigenous x86 CPU design since K8, which was only improved upon with the K10 series.
A new report from TechConnect Magazine suggests that AMD's plans to advance development of 32 nm processors and those Bulldozer aren't in synchrony. This means that the company's first 32 nm processors are not likely to be built on the newer architecture. Bulldozer has already suffered delays. Earlier in 2007, AMD was expected to put a start to its 45 nm CPU lineup with CPUs based on Bulldozer in 2009, although that didn't happen. The first known processor based on Bulldozer, codenamed "Orochi" is expected to be a multi-core CPU with >4 cores, 8 MB L3 cache and a pure DDR3 integrated memory controller. Orochi is set for internal testing in late 2010, following which volume-production is set to commence in 2011.
Source: TechConnect Magazine