AMD ''Bulldozer'' Roadmap Shows 2Q 2011 Launch

"he roadmap for “Bulldozer” - the next generation of CPUs from AMD’s stable has been revealed on the ATI Forum."

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The roadmap for “Bulldozer” - the next generation of CPUs from AMD’s stable has been revealed on the ATI Forum. According to the tech industry grapevine, Bulldozer should be powerful enough to take on Intel’s top processors when it makes its debut next year.

According to the roadmap on the ATI Forum (images below courtesy of ATI Forum), AMD will be entering all market segments. Leading the way will be its desktop CPU, which will be based on its “Zambezi” die. Some of the main processors slated for release in 2Q 2011 include an 8-core one for the enthusiast crowd, a 6-core chip for the performance segment, and a mainstream 4-core processor. The first to be released will be the 8-core chips, with 125W and 95W models making the first appearance. These will be followed by 6-core and 4-core processors later in the year.

The roadmap also shows that the Zambezi chips will have DDR3-1866 MHz as its standard memory type. When in dual-channel mode, this will throw up as much as 29.9 GB/s of processing power, a lot higher than the 25.6 GB/s available through the DDR3-1066 MHz memory in Intel’s Core i7 LGA1366 processors.

Other features of the Zambezi series include 8 MB L3 cache for the 8- and 6-core models while the 4-core ones will have 4 MB. The Zambezi chips will also not be backward compatible with existing AM3 and AM2/AMD2+ socket motherboards as they will be carrying AM3+ sockets.

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06-11-2010, 14:44:57

Jujumonkey
I had my mind made up that i was going to build my new pc with an x6 1090t and an 890fx mobo, but after reading some points made by tom and the mods i really do have to bow to their wisdom and admit they have some convincing points regarding intel cpu's. soooooooo, here's the thing, i want the pc for video encoding, some photoshop, a few games such as borderlands and dragon age, and of course general web browsing. I will be using an nvidia gtx 460 graphics card because my encoding software is multi threaded but also has cuda support that it claims will make my encoding 500 percent faster. I'll also be using 2 samsung 1TB f3's in raid zero because i dont think the degradation problem in the cells of an ssd has been properly fixed yet. The power supply will be a 700w ocz fatal1ty modular supply. So with a cpu and mobo budget of around 300 - 350 what would you suggest is a great combo? (baring in mind that i'll be coming back when its built so you kind people can help me overclock it)

Many thanks =o)

06-11-2010, 15:28:32

Complex!
I'd say i7-950 + Asus P6X58D-E/Asus Sabertooth, but that would be around 400 pounds. You could go for the 930, but the difference would only be around 10 pounds so I would go for the 950. The cheaper way would be to go for an i7-870 and for example an Asus P7P55D-E which would be around 320 pounds I think.

06-11-2010, 15:37:06

tinytomlogan


I had my mind made up that i was going to build my new pc with an x6 1090t and an 890fx mobo, but after reading some points made by tom and the mods i really do have to bow to their wisdom and admit they have some convincing points regarding intel cpu's. soooooooo, here's the thing, i want the pc for video encoding, some photoshop, a few games such as borderlands and dragon age, and of course general web browsing. I will be using an nvidia gtx 460 graphics card because my encoding software is multi threaded but also has cuda support that it claims will make my encoding 500 percent faster. I'll also be using 2 samsung 1TB f3's in raid zero because i dont think the degradation problem in the cells of an ssd has been properly fixed yet. The power supply will be a 700w ocz fatal1ty modular supply. So with a cpu and mobo budget of around 300 - 350 what would you suggest is a great combo? (baring in mind that i'll be coming back when its built so you kind people can help me overclock it)

Many thanks =o)




first of all you say WILL be an ocz psu. please for the love of god dont buy OCZ!

for £350 its a bit over but a Sabertooth and the 950, youll then need some ram and the Mushkin 998826 kit (1600mhz 686-24) is pukka.

Youll also be needing a Noctua NH-D14 if you want to overclock ;)


SSD's are also fine fella :P

06-11-2010, 16:59:36

AMDFTW


first of all you say WILL be an ocz psu. please for the love of god dont buy OCZ!





but tom this is not just any PSU it the fatal1ty version.so it can be overclocked ha h a

06-11-2010, 17:10:13

tinytomlogan


but tom this is not just any PSU it the fatal1ty version.so it can be overclocked ha h a





dont confuse matters dude :)


Avoid anything with an OCZ badge like the bubonic plague

06-11-2010, 17:29:31

Complex!


dont confuse matters dude :)


Avoid anything with an OCZ badge like the bubonic plague




Now now, no need to overdo it, Tom! :D
OCZ DID sponsor OC3D's Ares build which (iirc) did feature multiple OCZ components.. ;)

06-11-2010, 17:33:39

AMDFTW


dont confuse matters dude :)


Avoid anything with an OCZ badge like the bubonic plague




i was being sarrcy fella ;)

07-11-2010, 03:11:48

Jujumonkey


first of all you say WILL be an ocz psu. please for the love of god dont buy OCZ!

for 350 its a bit over but a Sabertooth and the 950, youll then need some ram and the Mushkin 998826 kit (1600mhz 686-24) is pukka.

Youll also be needing a Noctua NH-D14 if you want to overclock ;)


SSD's are also fine fella :P





thanks for advice, (makes a mental note about ocz). i was going to get it because it was certified 80+ and the modular cables were flat like sata cables, and i do like a tidy case..... you all seem to recommend a similar rig so i'd be a fool not to take your good advice. i'll just wait until after xmas and get the more expensive components then (daughter wants horse riding equipment for xmas and son wants video equipment for his youtube animations so they come first). Thank you all =o)

07-11-2010, 04:19:25

lasher
In scoobydoo Villian style.... I'd a got the rig I wanted if it wasn't for you pesky kids!!

I got three rugrats to cater for so my rig comes last, feel your pain! Expensive interests they have too. Horses and video editing, what ever happened to kids clearing off in a morning and playing out all day till sunset coming home safe and not costing parents a penny.
Any way I digress......
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