AMD’s Next Generation Platform Details Leaked
Seems like it’s high time on AMD leaks, from leaked Bulldozer chips to overclocked AMD APU’s surfacing and now another AMD Roadmap has surfaced regarding their upcoming next generation processors.
In earlier AMD Roadmap leaks, the new socket infrastructure had been labeled as ‘FMx’ and guess what, the curtains are away with this new leak to show the new socket labeled as FM2.
This shows and confirms suspicion of many that the current soon-to-be-released AM3+ will be short lived and soon will be replaced by the ‘Komodo’ CPU and ‘Trinity’ APU on the new socket respectively.
The new upcoming ‘Komodo’ CPU’s will feature upto 10 ‘piledriver cores’ that had been previously referred to refined and ‘Enchanced Bulldozer Cores’, combining an integrated northbridge along with a ‘HUDSON’ D4 FCH (Fusion Controller Hub). Also shown in the roadmap that the Next-Gen AMD discrete graphics will complete the ‘Corona’ Platform.
The HUDSON D4 will also provide 8 SATA 6Gb/s, RAID 0/1/5/10, 10 USB 2.0 and 4 USB 3.0 respectively.
As for the ‘Trinity’ APU, they would feature up to four ‘Piledriver’ cores and a new DX11 GPU Core (Speculated to be 50% faster and better than the current Llano), Turbo Core 3.0. The Trinity APU’s will also work on the FM2 socket as well.
The thing on the other hand that we found intriguing was that for the Virgo platform, the A75 would still be carried over from the Llano. This gives a possibility of the ‘Trinity’ to be backwards compatible with the FM1 socket. None of the less, it seems less likely that the FM2 CPU’s would not be backward compatible with AM3+ sockets.
Last but not least is the ‘Wichita’ APU will be focused towards the ultraportable sector that would include 4 Bobcat cores (listed previously as enhanced bobcat cores’) and an integrated FCH labeled as ‘Yuba’.
There has been no timeline given for the release at the moment. Keeping checking out our site to say updated as we get more on this!