Originally Posted by AvonX
You cannot cherry pick one slide to speculate and make up your own conclusions.
Anyway its a server road map, doesn't say anything about desktops there.
In those slides i have uploaded to you there is two more slides of great importance and it clarifies a few things to what AMD is planing to do.
By the way this is an original AMD pdf file. Don't know about those other slides you have posted above.
Well we don't have more slides, so I can only go by one there is/the latest one, and speculating isn't a conclusion, it's just guess work
I went by the fact that they will make a lower end server chip (and if you look at the roadmap, Delhi is using AM3+) so it could remain the same in the future (But like I said this is just me speculating since AMD isn't saying anything).
The other slides I posted are much older (they are official AMD slides tho), but I just used them to make some kind of guess as to what was originally planned (and still is in some sort).
By the two other slides you mean the ULP parts and focusing onto APU's? If yes, that was expected from AMD long ago, it was/is the plan and the future.
We have the roadmap for mainstream APU's which obviously are here to stay/be improved.
The main question is, will they ever make an APU with 6/8 cores (Piledriver or Steamroller) to make it a "performance" part? I don't see why they shouldn't IF Steamroller is quite a big improvement. The main problem is that having 2 different dies is expensive (It would have to be the same as with BD now where all chips are the same dies with locked modules).
If however (and it's possible) Piledriver is the last higher end part, then we are at a loss here. With no competition Intel is free to do anything (imagine having fully locked CPU's with no option to overclock/tweak it).