AMD Reveals its 2012-2013 Roadmap, Will Focus on APUs and Less on Desktops CPUs

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AMD Desktop Roadmap 2012-2013

With its support for heterogeneous computing, AMD will continue to blur the line between desktop and mobile computing by offering both CPUs and APUs for desktop computing solutions.

AMD is not exiting the desktop market segment, it will launch its second-geneneration 32nm FX-series processors codenamed "Vishera" with four to eight Piledriver cores.


AMD Server Roadmap 2012-2013

According to figures provided by AMD, the server market segment's growth is almost slightly less than twice that of the desktop segment. The company's roadmap shows its has processors that target main servers to low-power ones.

The Interlagos was launched last  year to replace its 6-core Opteron CPUs, updating its sever CPU SKUs with Bulldozer cores. In the following year, they will be updated with Piledriver-based versions of the chips (sharing the same sockets), codenamed "Abu Dhabi," "Seoul" and "Delhi."


Discrete Graphics and APUs 2012-2013

The APUs from AMD will only make their transition to the 28nm fabrication process next year whilst the company is already shipping its 28nm Southern Island GPUs since the start of the year.

The Southern Islands will be updated with the Sea Islands GPUs that will feature enhancements to the Heterogeneous Systems Architecture (HSA) for better performance at computing tasks.

By 2013, with the exception of the server CPUs, the rest of the offerings from AMD will migrate to the 28nm fabrication process. One of the touted advantages of the new fabrication process is its higher yield rates that translate to lower production costs. This will definitely help AMD to see through its renewed strategies for targeting the flourishing markets segments of mobile computing.

(Source: Engadget, AMD)

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