Monday, September 26th 2011

Vishera and Trinity to Take Over AMD Processor Lineup in 3Q 2012

The latest AMD 2012 market outlook slides disclosed by DonanimHaber reveal that AMD will have a brand new lineup of processors and APUs by the third quarter of 2012. In the second quarter, AMD will begin with new accelerated processing units (APUs) that succeed the current A-Series "Llano" APUs, codenamed "Trinity". Trinity APUs will make use of next-generation "Piledriver" architecture x86-64 cores, as well, as next-generation Radeon HD 7000 series graphics.

Then in the third quarter, AMD will release its next-generation "Vishera" processors that succeed "Zambezi" AMD FX processors. Vishera will make use of next-generation "Piledriver" modules, and increase IPC (instructions per clock) beyond its predecessor "Bulldozer" architecture. In the interim, AMD will update its A-Series and AMD FX processor lines with new models. These include a new high-end processor, the AMD FX-8170, and two new A-Series APUs, the A8-3870K, and A6-3670K, both of which are unlocked for overclocking.
Source: DonanimHaber 1, 2
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31 Comments on Vishera and Trinity to Take Over AMD Processor Lineup in 3Q 2012

#1
Damn_Smooth
TRWOV said:
If I recall correctly "Komodo" (Pilvedriver AM3+???) was cancelled. Please correct me if I'm wrong; with all the shifts and announcements AMD has been making is hard to keep up. :ohwell:

EDIT: Ok, I'm wrong. Just saw repman244's post. Komodo is on track according to the slides.




I can only hope that the Trinity DEVASTATOR (:cool:) delivers. If that's the case I could see me going with a dual desktop setup: a ~150w ITX with Trinity for everyday tasks and older games and a mid tower with more powerful hardware for heavy gaming.
I've heard the same rumor and I'm not sure if you're wrong. The slides repman posted are from Nov. 2010 so the cancellation of Komodo could still be true.

Here is the source of the rumor.

http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.4gamer.net%2Fgames%2F135%2FG013527%2F20110901092%2F

It's poorly translated, and I can't vouch for the credibility of the site, but with there being no mention of Komodo in today's slides, it could be possible.
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repman244
These are supposed to be newer slides (Around June 2011).

http://forwardthinking.pcmag.com/chips/282279-amd-updates-2012-desktop-mobile-roadmaps#fbid=_OQmUZaaypl

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cpus/2011/06/14/amd-reveals-2012-roadmap/1





However, if Komodo is indeed canceled that is good news for AM3+ users. Since Vishera is using AM3+ and not FM2 (which was supposed to be Komodo).
Komodo was planned to have integrated PCI-e hence the new socket for it...

But as always, take everything with a salt mine.
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#3
[H]@RD5TUFF
Good to know but their a ways off.:banghead:
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#4
Damn_Smooth
repman244 said:
These are supposed to be newer slides (Around June 2011).

http://forwardthinking.pcmag.com/chips/282279-amd-updates-2012-desktop-mobile-roadmaps#fbid=_OQmUZaaypl

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cpus/2011/06/14/amd-reveals-2012-roadmap/1

http://images.bit-tech.net/content_images/2011/06/amd-reveals-2012-roadmap/process-l.jpg

http://images.bit-tech.net/content_images/2011/06/amd-reveals-2012-roadmap/details-l.jpg

However, if Komodo is indeed canceled that is good news for AM3+ users. Since Vishera is using AM3+ and not FM2 (which was supposed to be Komodo).
Komodo was planned to have integrated PCI-e hence the new socket for it...

But as always, take everything with a salt mine.
I'm done speculating because I really don't know a damn thing. Someday something will launch and I'll find out then.
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#5
TRWOV
So Komodo was FM2? I thought that Komodo was AM3+ PD. :confused:

So that would mean that FM2 is still ways off :(
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#6
NC37
Well if true, I may just look into upgrading sooner. No way I'll be able to milk my AM2 for that much longer. But, no way I have the money to do it now :/. Maybe after the holidays.
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