Hot news for AMD Lovers.. get Bulldozer on September?
Suppositions regarding the launch date of AMD's Bullodzer processors seem to never reach an end, a new report making its way on the Web suggesting the Sunnyvale-based company will introduce the first Opteron chips based on this architecture on September 26.
This latest news comes via the PCMag publication, which has received the information from a source familiar with AMD's product roadmap.
Bulldozer is AMD's next-generation high-performance CPU architecture that was designed from the ground up in order to eliminate some of the redundancies that come with traditional multi-core designs.
As a result, the chip uses a modular construction, each module being comprised of two 128-bit FMA floating point units, which can be combined into one 256-bit FPU, two integer cores with four pipelines each, and as much as 2048KB of L2 cache.
Just like the 8MB of L3 cache, the Level 2 memory will also be shared between the modules.
All the chips will support AMD's Turbo Core technology, offer native DDR3-1866 memory support, and one or more Hyper Transport 3.1 links, while Opteron 6200-series CPUs will also pack a quad-channel memory controller.
Server processors will be split into two product families, Valencia and Interlagos, the first packing a six or eight core design while the latter can feature 12 or 16 processing cores.
From the information that is available at this point in time, we know that AMD's initial Opteron server processor lineup will include at least four processors, two of these featuring a 16 cores, one packing 12 computing cores, while the last one is an eight-core chip.
Their speed will range between 2.1 and 2.8 GHz, while maximum Turbo Core frequencies can reach 3.9GHz, depending on the chip.
The launch date of the first FX Series desktop Bulldozer processors is not yet known, but rumors suggest these should arrive in September or October of this year.
AMD's First Bulldozer Processors to Arrive on September 26 - Report