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AMD mobile processor roadmap shows Trinity, more

updated 01:30 pm EDT, Mon September 26, 2011

Roadmap reveals Llano to be replaced with Trinity

Leaked AMD mobile platform roadmaps from German forum board 3D Center reveal that the Llano chip replacement, Trinity, is due to begin shipping in the winter of 2012, among other tidbits. There will be four specific models of the chip offered, though no specifics are available yet. A Bulldozer-based Piledriver core will be the basis, which will also underpin the company's upcoming AMD FX-series of processors.

The so-called Comal platform with be sold alongside Sabine (Llano chips with A70M and A60M chipsets) at first. Comal will share the chipsets and likely the socket too. Improved graphics will be onboard, going by the London codename. The thermal design power will remain the same as with the current Fusion processors.

Moving farther into 2012 will see the launch of the Wichita and Krishna chips that are on the Deccan platform. They will have the same Bobcat core as used in the current, entry-level Zacate and Ontario chips. The graphics core will be borrowed from Trinity, though likely with less shader units. A new chipset named Yuba will replace A50M and integrate two SATA 6Gbps ports, two USB 3.0 ports, 10 USB 2.0 hook-ups, four PCI Express x1 connections, and a built-in SDHC controller along with other basic chipset features. Deccan is due sometime in the spring.

The ultra-low power entry will be Hondo, which reduces power usage to 4.5W from 5.9. It includes two Bobcat cores and retains Loveland graphics and the FT1 BGA package. They will be part of the Brazos T platform and placed in tablets. A new FCH dubbed A55T gets a single SATA port, SDIO support and eight USB 2.0 ports.

A look into 2013 is also offered, with the Trinity-replacing Kaveri getting a CPU called Steamroller. Kabini will get three Jaguar cores, as will the tablet-oriented Samara. Kaveri will get a Bolton chipset, while Kabini will made do with Yangtze. Samara will get an integrated Salton chipset.

Time will tell if these leaked roadmaps prove true. [via VR-Zone]

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