We just finished the main presentations at our annual AMD Financial Analyst Day here in Sunnyvale, CA and as such the latest AMD 2012 public roadmaps are now available for your viewing pleasure. The roadmaps are full of new code names which I am happy to have the opportunity to decode for you.
As you digest some of the changes to the 2012 roadmap, please keep in mind that these changes have been driven by the following corporate goals:
The following is a high-level rundown of our 2012-13 client roadmaps. For a deeper dive, please see John Taylor’s blog here.
Looking ahead to 2013 you see two new CPU cores on the client roadmap – “Steamroller” as the follow-on to “Piledriver” and “Jaguar” as the follow-on to “Bobcat.”
Moving on to server where you will see four new processors for 2012 – “Abu Dhabi,” “Seoul,” “Zurich,” and “Dehli.” For an in-depth look at the 2012 server roadmap, please visit John Fruehe’s blog here.
At a high level, the key things to note for server are:
With the exception of “Zurich,” all of the new CPUs will be based on our next-generation CPU core codenamed “Piledriver.”
Last, but certainly not least, you’ll note the addition of the “Sea Islands” family to our graphics roadmap. As is typical with our graphics roadmap, we don’t disclose many details beyond the codename. You will have to wait until 2013 to get the rest of the story on that one.
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