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Tuesday, 11 October 2011 11:06

Virgo Fusion APU platform gets further codenames

Written by Fuad Abazovic

 

Annapurna among them

Microsoft and Apple are not that creative when it comes to codenames. You have iPhone (insert number and possible letter please) and Windows X>7 kind of codenames, possibly with some sort of tropical fruit to spice things up.

That is why we have AMD. The second generation Fusion APU codenamed Trinity is not the only codename that AMD has on its table. This is the codename for the processor. The cores are codenamed Piledriver, something that most of you know by now and they should be at least 10 percent faster than current Llano Husky cores.

Graphics to support Virgo platform, the successor of Lynx platform are Northern Islands based while the reference design is codenamed Annapurna. These are all desktop codenames and remember AMD has the same set of codenames for mobile roadmap as well.

Trinity as well as rest of Virgo should be out in Q2 2012, so if they don’t delay anything latest by late June 2012. AMD has high hopes about Trinity and last time we spoke with AMD’s product managers about the future APU, they said that it should get them even more attention than AMD A series, based on the original Llano design.

It should simply be better and of course, yields of this 32nm part with 28nm graphics transistors fitted to 32nm design are going to be much better. At this is what our sources are telling us.

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+2 #1 Super XP 2011-10-11 11:35
AMD is KING when it comes to Codenames. Let me list a few cool sounding names:

Hammer (AMD Athlon 64 - The Pentium 4 Killer)
Bulldozer (1st Gen Socket AM3+)
Piledriver (2nd Gen Bulldozer Q4 2012 via Socket FM2)
Steamroller (3rd gen Bulldozer Q4 2013 via Socket FM2)
 
 
+2 #2 rundll 2011-10-11 11:52
"The cores are codenamed Piledriver, something that most of you know by now and they should be at least 10 percent faster than current Llano Husky cores."

Piledriver (2nd generation bulldozer core) should be 10% faster than current bulldozer and who knows how much faster than current Llano Husky core?
 
 
+1 #3 nele 2011-10-11 12:08
Quoting rundll:
"The cores are codenamed Piledriver, something that most of you know by now and they should be at least 10 percent faster than current Llano Husky cores."

Piledriver (2nd generation bulldozer core) should be 10% faster than current bulldozer and who knows how much faster than current Llano Husky core?


I think AMD claimed ~50% for the CPU core.

Not sure about the GPU part, probably not as much - there's not enough space to squeeze in more tranzistors at 32nm, but the architecture could be could be more efficient...
 
 
-2 #4 nt300 2011-10-11 12:31
There's a issue with this 10% increase in performance. There's two types of Piledriver Cores or there will only be one. Let me explain.

Piledriver (8-Core) based on Socket AM3+ is suppose to be about 10% faster in Clock for Clock performance vs. Todays Bulldozer.
Piledriver (10-Core) based on Socket FM2 should be about 15% to 25% faster than Todays Bulldozer.
As for Steamroller, well I believe the name says it all.
Quoting rundll:
"The cores are codenamed Piledriver, something that most of you know by now and they should be at least 10 percent faster than current Llano Husky cores."

Piledriver (2nd generation bulldozer core) should be 10% faster than current bulldozer and who knows how much faster than current Llano Husky core?
 
 
-2 #5 Boomstick777 2011-10-11 14:06
AMD may be good at codenames, but they don't reflect their performance at all. The latest Bulldozer benchies show that it is clock for clock slower than Phenom II!!! These names are more suitable...

Bullcrap (1st Gen Socket AM3+)
Piles diver (2nd Gen Bulldozer Q4 2012 via Socket FM2)
Steaming t**d (3rd gen Bulldozer Q4 2013 via Socket FM2)

Haha only kidding guys :-D
 
 
-2 #6 Boomstick777 2011-10-11 14:10
Read this http://forums.gametrailers.com/thread/amd-fx-aka-bulldozer/1253296?page=9

Bulldozer fail prediction from AMD staff

or this http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?p=2489617

or this http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/showthread.php?t=18237926&page=207

or this http://forums.aria.co.uk/showthread.php?t=26041&page=169
 
 
0 #7 nt300 2011-10-11 14:56
Bulldozer is not even out right now. Nothing is official, nobody has a copy to benchmark it yet. Anything displayed on the internet without AMD's official release is complete BullCrap...
 
 
-3 #8 wetu 2011-10-11 15:57
Intel codenames are a lot better.

Yorkfield
Bloomfield
Haswell
Skylake
 

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