Wednesday, March 9, 2011

AMD Bulldozer and Llano launch dates reportedly leaked

Rumours are going around about the expected release date for the AMD Llano and Bulldozer. Xbit Labs,says that some of its indutry sources ahve leaked the luanch dates for the new APUs. According to the site's sources, AMD will start shipping its brand new high-end desktop Bulldozer APUs on the week commencing 20 June 2011.These will likely compete with Intel's LGA1366 and the upcoming LGA 2011 series chips.
According to the website's sources, the Bulldozer APUs will come in eight-core, six-core and quad-core variants, which will be released with the FX8000, FX6000 and FX4000 model names respectively.
There isn't much fothcoming information about the mid-range and mobile-targeted Llano parts, but Xbit's sources say that AMD will ship these in the week commencing 4 July. On the other hand, Turkish tech site Donanim haber is running with a purportedly leaked Power Point slide detailing what looks like AMD’s mobile CPU line-up for the next two years, spanning everything from sub-12in portables to performance machines.
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The slide details three types of Llano chips for 2011, coming in two-core, three-core and quad-core variants. According to the slide, all the CPUs will support 1,600MHz DDR3 memory, and will also feature integrated DirectX 11 GPUs.

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