AMD Previews New Desktop Platforms and Fusion
Anh Tuan Huynh
July 26, 2007 2:36 PM
AMD performance desktop platforms
AMD mainstream platforms
New standard desktop platforms in 2008 and Fusion platforms for 2009 with a slight mention of next-generation Radeon
AMD today previewed its next two generation of desktop platforms for performance and mainstream platforms. The new platforms outline details of new AMD chipsets, processors and graphics cores.
AMD’s next new performance platform will be
is the first platform for AMD
Phenom X4 and X2
processors, slated for later this year. AMD pairs the Phenom X4 and X2 processors with the upcoming
RD7xx series chipsets
, or HT3.
is AMD’s 2008 platform refresh, again designed to accommodate Phenom X4 and X2 processors.
will accommodate the upcoming 45nm refresh of the Phenom X4 and X2. The
refreshed Phenom processors
will feature 6MB of L3 cache on top of the standard die shrink.
will still use the RD7xx series chipsets, but with support for up to four GPUs in CrossFire. AMD plans to initially debut
platform preview also mentions light details of its next-generation GPU. The next-generation R7xx series GPU will be DirectX 10+ compliant. AMD plans to manufacturer R7xx on a 55nm fabrication process as well.
Moving into 2009 is the introduction of
Fusion based platform
features a native quad-core
in an AM3 package. The Fusion processor will feature a DirectX 10 or 11 compliant graphics core with a second-generation
Universal Video Decoder
, or UVD. AMD plans to manufacturer this variant of
on a 32nm fabrication process. The
will also pair an RD8xx series chipset and support DDR3 memory.
mainstream platform is set to replace the current
consists of an Athlon X2 processor with the AMD 690 chipset.
will accommodate upcoming 45nm Athlon X2 processors with a new chipset. The new
RS700 series chipset
will deliver PCIe 2.0 and HT3.0 support. A new integrated graphics core delivers DirectX 10 compliant graphics with UVD and Avivo HD video processing technologies.
AMD plans to position Fusion for mainstream platforms as well. AMD’s
platform features a native quad-core Fusion processor similar to the Fusion in
. AMD is light on
chipset details, but mentions the platform will have a Fusion south bridge. The platform will also support DDR3 memory.
Expect AMD to debut
next year with its 45nm die-shrinks and the Fusion-based
platforms in 2009.
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