piledriver http://www.maximumpc.com/taxonomy/term/19069/ en How to get your hands on the world’s first 5GHz CPU http://www.maximumpc.com/how_get_your_hands_world%E2%80%99s_first_5ghz_cpu <!--paging_filter--><p><img src="/files/u154280/fx_cpu.png" alt="AMD FX Logo" title="AMD FX Logo" width="238" height="206" style="float: right;" /></p> <h3>There are a few ways to acquire AMD's new FX chips</h3> <p>A lot of DIY enthusiasts were surprised to hear AMD would be offering the first off-the-shelf 5GHz CPU recently, so naturally their thoughts turned to whether or not it would be possible to procure one of these rare CPUs in the near future.</p> <p>We had the same thought, so we did some investigating. Originally, we had heard the only way to get your grubby hands on the&nbsp;<a title="FX-9590 and FX-9370" href="http://www.amd.com/us/press-releases/Pages/amd-unleashes-2013jun11.aspx" target="_blank">FX-9590 and FX-9370</a>&nbsp;would be to buy a pre-built system from vendors such as iBuypower, Stealth Machines, Maingear, and Falcon Northwest. However, several sites reported that the chips appeared briefly on Tiger Direct a few days ago, but by the time the story broke both chips were already out of stock. This also seemed to defy the reports that it would not be available as a retail part.&nbsp;</p> <p>So is it available as a standalone part, or what? The answer is, "yes, maybe." We found out that Canada Computers is selling the <a title="FX-9370" href="http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=4_1210_64&amp;item_id=061825" target="_blank">FX-9370</a> for <strong>$349</strong>, which is great for our northern companions but not so much for those of us stateside. Newegg, on the other hand, is selling the <a title="FX-9370" href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113346" target="_blank">FX-9370</a> and <a title="FX-9590" href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113347" target="_blank">FX-9590</a> in DIY bundles, so you don't have to buy a pre-built system but you'll have to buy the chips with other components including RAM, video card, CPU cooler, and motherboard. Bundles for the FX-9370 are <strong>$1,663</strong> and <strong>$864</strong> while the FX-9590 features bundles that are <strong>$2898</strong> and <strong>$1609</strong>, respectively. So it does look like some shoppers will be able to get one of the new CPUs, but only if they're willing to spend a heck of a lot of money.&nbsp;</p> <p>For those who missed the announcement, the “new” FX-9000’s are essentially binned versions of the FX-8350 Vishera CPU, highly overclocked with a TDP rating of 220 watts. For comparison, Intel’s new Haswell Core i7-4770K is clocked at 3.5GHz with a TDP of 84 watts, while the $1,000 Core i7-3970X has a TDP of 150 watts.</p> http://www.maximumpc.com/how_get_your_hands_world%E2%80%99s_first_5ghz_cpu#comments amd Canada Computers fx-9370 fx-9590 Hardware Newegg piledriver News Thu, 18 Jul 2013 17:29:26 +0000 Chris Zele 25956 at http://www.maximumpc.com AMD FX-9000 Series Chips Available Now (Kind of) http://www.maximumpc.com/amd_fx-9000_series_chips_available_now_kind890 <!--paging_filter--><h3><img src="http://www.maximumpc.com/files/u69/amd_fx_2.jpg" alt="AMD FX-9000 Series Chips" title="AMD FX-9000 Series Chips" width="228" height="193" style="float: right;" /></h3> <h3>The FX-9590 and FX-9370 are Piledriver-based chips aimed at enthusiasts</h3> <p>At last month’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) was busy tooting its own horn about the prospect of bringing <strong><a href="http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/amd_wins_race_5ghz_fx-9000_series_processor2013" target="_blank">the world’s first commercially available 5GHZ processor</a></strong> (max turbo speed) to market: the 8-core FX-9590. If you too are just as enthusiastic about the company’s enthusiast-class FX-9000 series chips and have spent the last month or so dreaming about the FX-9590 or the FX-9370, another 8-core FX-9000 series part announced last month, you will be happy to know that both chips are now available.</p> <p>According to CPU-World, consumer electronics <a href="http://www.cpu-world.com/news_2013/2013071301_AMD_FX-9370_and_FX-9590_CPUs_are_now_available.html">e-tailer TigerDirect began selling the FX-9590 and the FX-9370 in standalone form for $829 and $329</a>, respectively, over the weekend. Further, both chips were also available as part of iBUYPOWER gaming rigs.&nbsp; However, at the time of writing, only the cheaper, less powerful FX-9370 is available as a standalone product, and that too with a $353.34 price tag. For those of you don’t mind ordering a pre-built PC and having to wait anywhere between 10-30 days for your order to arrive, the site is also selling a few gaming PCs based on the FX-9000 series chips from iBUYPOWER.</p> <p>Both the FX-9590 and the FX-9370 are enthusiast-class chips with eight “Piledriver” cores. While the former has a base clock frequency of 4.7GHz and a max turbo speed of 5GHz, the latter has a base clock of 4.4GHz and a max turbo frequency of 4.7GHz.</p> <p><em>Follow Pulkit on&nbsp;<a style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; text-decoration: none;" href="https://plus.google.com/107395408525066230351?rel=author">Google+</a></em></p> http://www.maximumpc.com/amd_fx-9000_series_chips_available_now_kind890#comments amd Build a PC cpu fx-9370 fx-9590 Hardware piledriver processor News Mon, 15 Jul 2013 13:09:12 +0000 Pulkit Chandna 25924 at http://www.maximumpc.com AMD Launches Two New FX-Series Piledriver CPUs http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/amd_launches_two_new_fx-series_piledriver_cpus700 <!--paging_filter--><h3><img src="http://www.maximumpc.com/files/u154082/amd_fx_chip.jpg" alt="AMD FX-4350 and FX-6350 Launched" title="AMD FX-4350 and FX-6350 Launched" width="228" height="202" style="float: right;" /></h3> <h3>The FX-4350 and FX-6350 are slightly faster than comparable CPUs already in the lineup</h3> <p>Advanced Micro Devices has added two new SKUs to its FX family of <strong><a href="http://www.maximumpc.com/article/features/vishera_review">Vishera</a></strong>-based high-end microprocessors. The chipmaker announced the <a href="http://blogs.amd.com/fusion/2013/04/29/amds-much-beloved-fx-product-line-welcomes-two-new-additions-to-the-lineup/">launch of the quad-core FX 4350 and the hexa-core FX-6350 CPUs</a> in a blog post Monday</p> <p>The FX-4350 and the FX-6350 are essentially slightly more powerful variants of the existing FX-4300 and FX-6300, respectively. Needless to say, that they have much bigger power appetites as well.</p> <p>Boasting a 4.3GHz maximum boost frequency, 4MB of L2 cache, 8MB of L3 cache and 125W TDP, the $122 FX-4350 is said to offer 10 percent better performance than the FX-4300. When it comes to the $132 FX-6350, it features a 4.2GHz maximum boost frequency, 6MB of L2 cache and 8MB of L3 cache. Just like the FX-4350, the FX-6350 has a TDP of 125W and is around 10 percent more powerful than the previous generation.</p> <p>“Unrivaled. Unlocked. Unbelievable. These products might be new, but they are jam packed full of all the things you love about AMD FX processors,” the company said in a blog post. “Fully AM3+ compatible, both 4-core and 6-core offerings operate in your 900-series motherboard.”</p> <p><em>Follow Pulkit on <a href="https://plus.google.com/107395408525066230351?rel=author">Google+</a></em></p> http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/amd_launches_two_new_fx-series_piledriver_cpus700#comments advanced micro devices amd cpu fx-4350 fx-6350 piledriver vishera News Wed, 01 May 2013 06:07:33 +0000 Pulkit Chandna 25460 at http://www.maximumpc.com AMD Puts Servers, Datacenters in a Piledriver with Opteron 6300 Series Processors http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/amd_puts_servers_datacenters_piledriver_opteron_6300_series_processors <!--paging_filter--><p><img src="/files/u69/opteron_hand.jpg" alt="Opteron Chip" title="Opteron Hand" width="228" height="179" style="float: right;" />Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) on Monday introduced new <a href="http://www.amd.com/us/products/server/processors/6000-series-platform/6300/Pages/6300-series-processors.aspx" target="_blank"><strong>Opteron 6300</strong></a> Series server processors built around its next-generation "Piledriver" core architecture.&nbsp; The new chips boost performance by up to 24 percent compared to the prior generation Opteron 6200 Series, AMD said, basing its claim on the SPECjbb2005 server benchmark that's used to evaluate Java performance.</p> <p>"Across global IT organizations, cost-effective, scalable performance is a core requirement to support cloud computing, server consolidation and highly-threaded workloads common in HPC, big data and other areas," <a href="http://www.amd.com/us/press-releases/Pages/press-release-2012Nov5.aspx" target="_blank">said Suresh Gopalakrishnan</a>, general manager, Server Business Unit, AMD. "The key to a winning solution for customers is working with OEMs and other solution providers to minimize TCO with a combination of cost effectiveness and superior performance per watt. AMD Opteron 6300 Series processors are uniquely positioned to be the difference-maker customers are seeking."</p> <p>AMD's Opteron 6300 chips operate at a base frequency of up to 3.5GHz (Opteron 6308) and a Turbo frequency of up to 3.8GHz (Opteron 6328). Half of the 10 available Opteron 6300 Series processors are 16-core parts, two are 12-core chips, another two feature 8 cores, and one of them is a quad-core part. AMD says its new server CPUs are the only x86 processors to support ultralow voltage (ULV) 1.25v memory.</p> <p><img src="/files/u69/opteron.jpg" alt="Opteron Die" title="Opteron" width="620" height="380" /></p> <p>Pricing for the Opteron 6300 Series runs from $293 to $1,392.</p> <p><em>Follow Paul on <a href="https://plus.google.com/113266473617484509826" target="_blank">Google+</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/paul_b_lilly" target="_blank">Twitter</a>, and <a href="http://www.facebook.com/Paul.B.Lilly">Facebook</a></em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/amd_puts_servers_datacenters_piledriver_opteron_6300_series_processors#comments amd cpu datacenters Hardware Opteron opteron 6300 piledriver processor Servers News Mon, 05 Nov 2012 15:31:40 +0000 Paul Lilly 24446 at http://www.maximumpc.com AMD Piledriver CPU Pre-Order Pricing Leaks Out http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/amd_piledriver_cpu_pre-order_pricing_leaks_out <!--paging_filter--><p><img src="/files/u46173/amd-piledriver-fx-processors-at-least-20-faster-than-bulldozer-2.jpg" alt="AMD Piledriver CPU" width="228" height="181" style="float: right;" /><strong><a href="http://www.amd.com">AMD</a></strong> processor fans unite. <a href="http://www.amd.com/us/products/desktop/processors/Pages/desktop-processors.aspx"><strong>Piledriver CPU’s</strong></a> will not only be launching soon, but we finally have some rumored price points for the new parts. According to the ever reliable <a href="http://www.shopblt.com/cgi-bin/s.cgi?order_id=%21ORDERID%21&amp;s_max=25&amp;t_all=1&amp;s_all=HKBOX">ShopBLT.com</a>, 4 new SKU’s will hit the market in October, with prices ranging from $131.62 to $253.06. Piledriver, for those who haven’t followed its progress, is the codename for a new “Enhanced-Bulldozer” CPU, and will be manufactured on a 32 nm SOI process.&nbsp;</p> <p>Piledriver promises better performance by way of an updated microarchitecture, and slightly higher clock speeds. The quad-core FX-4300 will round out the new low end offerings, with the eight-core FX-8530 being touted as the next big thing to hit the CPU market. Clock speeds range from 3.5 GHz &nbsp;to 4 GHz, but can hit upwards of 4.2GHz using the built in turbo functions. The low end also sports a lowly 4 MB of L3 cache with a 95 watt TDP, while the high end has 8MB of L3 with a TDP of 125 watts.&nbsp;</p> <p>We will give you our full review when parts start to hit store shelves, but until then we can only speculate on the value of AMD’s new architecture.&nbsp;</p> <table id="gs_sortable1" class="sh_table" style="border-collapse: collapse; border-spacing: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: verdana, helvetica, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; width: 94%;" border="0"> <thead> <tr> <th style="margin: 0px; padding: 1px; text-align: center; background-color: #a0a0a0; background-image: none; color: #ffffff; font-size: 11px; border-top-width: 1px; border-top-style: solid; border-top-color: #d0d0d0; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: solid; border-bottom-color: #808080; border-left-width: 0px; cursor: pointer;"><a style="color: #ffffff;" href="http://www.cpu-world.com/news_2012/2012092001_Pre-order_prices_of_AMD_FX_Piledriver_CPUs.html">Model</a><strong><span></span></strong></th> <th style="margin: 0px; padding: 1px; text-align: center; background-color: #a0a0a0; background-image: none; color: #ffffff; font-size: 11px; border-top-width: 1px; border-top-style: solid; border-top-color: #d0d0d0; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: solid; border-bottom-color: #808080; border-left-width: 1px; border-left-style: solid; border-left-color: #ffffff; cursor: pointer;"><a style="color: #ffffff;" href="http://www.cpu-world.com/news_2012/2012092001_Pre-order_prices_of_AMD_FX_Piledriver_CPUs.html">Box OPN</a><strong><span></span></strong></th> <th style="margin: 0px; padding: 1px; text-align: center; background-color: #a0a0a0; background-image: none; color: #ffffff; font-size: 11px; border-top-width: 1px; border-top-style: solid; border-top-color: #d0d0d0; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: solid; border-bottom-color: #808080; border-left-width: 1px; border-left-style: solid; border-left-color: #ffffff; cursor: pointer;"><a style="color: #ffffff;" href="http://www.cpu-world.com/news_2012/2012092001_Pre-order_prices_of_AMD_FX_Piledriver_CPUs.html">Cores</a><strong><span></span></strong></th> <th style="margin: 0px; padding: 1px; text-align: center; background-color: #a0a0a0; background-image: none; color: #ffffff; font-size: 11px; border-top-width: 1px; border-top-style: solid; border-top-color: #d0d0d0; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: solid; border-bottom-color: #808080; border-left-width: 1px; border-left-style: solid; border-left-color: #ffffff; cursor: pointer;"><a style="color: #ffffff;" href="http://www.cpu-world.com/news_2012/2012092001_Pre-order_prices_of_AMD_FX_Piledriver_CPUs.html">Frequency</a><strong><span></span></strong></th> <th style="margin: 0px; padding: 1px; text-align: center; background-color: #a0a0a0; background-image: none; color: #ffffff; font-size: 11px; border-top-width: 1px; border-top-style: solid; border-top-color: #d0d0d0; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: solid; border-bottom-color: #808080; border-left-width: 1px; border-left-style: solid; border-left-color: #ffffff; cursor: pointer;"><a style="color: #ffffff;" href="http://www.cpu-world.com/news_2012/2012092001_Pre-order_prices_of_AMD_FX_Piledriver_CPUs.html">Turbo Frequency</a><strong><span></span></strong></th> <th style="margin: 0px; padding: 1px; text-align: center; background-color: #a0a0a0; background-image: none; color: #ffffff; font-size: 11px; border-top-width: 1px; border-top-style: solid; border-top-color: #d0d0d0; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: solid; border-bottom-color: #808080; border-left-width: 1px; border-left-style: solid; border-left-color: #ffffff; cursor: pointer;"><a style="color: #ffffff;" href="http://www.cpu-world.com/news_2012/2012092001_Pre-order_prices_of_AMD_FX_Piledriver_CPUs.html">L3 cache</a><strong><span></span></strong></th> <th style="margin: 0px; padding: 1px; text-align: center; background-color: #a0a0a0; background-image: none; color: #ffffff; font-size: 11px; border-top-width: 1px; border-top-style: solid; border-top-color: #d0d0d0; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: solid; border-bottom-color: #808080; border-left-width: 1px; border-left-style: solid; border-left-color: #ffffff; cursor: pointer;"><a style="color: #ffffff;" href="http://www.cpu-world.com/news_2012/2012092001_Pre-order_prices_of_AMD_FX_Piledriver_CPUs.html">TDP</a><strong><span></span></strong></th> <th style="margin: 0px; padding: 1px; text-align: center; background-color: #a0a0a0; background-image: none; color: #ffffff; font-size: 11px; border-top-width: 1px; border-top-style: solid; border-top-color: #d0d0d0; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: solid; border-bottom-color: #808080; border-left-width: 1px; border-left-style: solid; border-left-color: #ffffff; cursor: pointer;"><a style="color: #ffffff;" href="http://www.cpu-world.com/news_2012/2012092001_Pre-order_prices_of_AMD_FX_Piledriver_CPUs.html">Pre-order<br />price</a><strong><span></span></strong></th> </tr> </thead> <tbody> <tr class="row1"> <td style="margin: 0px; padding: 2px 3px; border-left-width: 0px;">FX-4300</td> <td style="margin: 0px; padding: 2px 3px; border-left-style: solid; border-left-width: 1px; border-left-color: #e0e0e0;">FD4300WMHKBOX</td> <td style="margin: 0px; padding: 2px 3px; border-left-style: solid; border-left-width: 1px; border-left-color: #e0e0e0;">4</td> <td style="margin: 0px; padding: 2px 3px; border-left-style: solid; border-left-width: 1px; border-left-color: #e0e0e0;">3.8 GHz</td> <td style="margin: 0px; padding: 2px 3px; border-left-style: solid; border-left-width: 1px; border-left-color: #e0e0e0;">4 GHz</td> <td style="margin: 0px; padding: 2px 3px; border-left-style: solid; border-left-width: 1px; border-left-color: #e0e0e0;">4 MB</td> <td style="margin: 0px; padding: 2px 3px; border-left-style: solid; border-left-width: 1px; border-left-color: #e0e0e0;">95 Watt</td> <td style="margin: 0px; padding: 2px 3px; border-left-style: solid; border-left-width: 1px; border-left-color: #e0e0e0;">$131.62</td> </tr> <tr class="row2" style="background-color: #e8e8e8;"> <td style="margin: 0px; padding: 2px 3px; border-left-width: 0px;">FX-6300</td> <td style="margin: 0px; padding: 2px 3px; border-left-style: solid; border-left-width: 1px; border-left-color: #e0e0e0;">FD6300WMHKBOX</td> <td style="margin: 0px; padding: 2px 3px; border-left-style: solid; border-left-width: 1px; border-left-color: #e0e0e0;">6</td> <td style="margin: 0px; padding: 2px 3px; border-left-style: solid; border-left-width: 1px; border-left-color: #e0e0e0;">3.5 GHz</td> <td style="margin: 0px; padding: 2px 3px; border-left-style: solid; border-left-width: 1px; border-left-color: #e0e0e0;">4.1 GHz</td> <td style="margin: 0px; padding: 2px 3px; border-left-style: solid; border-left-width: 1px; border-left-color: #e0e0e0;">8 MB</td> <td style="margin: 0px; padding: 2px 3px; border-left-style: solid; border-left-width: 1px; border-left-color: #e0e0e0;">95 Watt</td> <td style="margin: 0px; padding: 2px 3px; border-left-style: solid; border-left-width: 1px; border-left-color: #e0e0e0;">$175.77</td> </tr> <tr class="row1"> <td style="margin: 0px; padding: 2px 3px; border-left-width: 0px;">FX-8320</td> <td style="margin: 0px; padding: 2px 3px; border-left-style: solid; border-left-width: 1px; border-left-color: #e0e0e0;">FD8320FRHKBOX</td> <td style="margin: 0px; padding: 2px 3px; border-left-style: solid; border-left-width: 1px; border-left-color: #e0e0e0;">8</td> <td style="margin: 0px; padding: 2px 3px; border-left-style: solid; border-left-width: 1px; border-left-color: #e0e0e0;">3.5 GHz</td> <td style="margin: 0px; padding: 2px 3px; border-left-style: solid; border-left-width: 1px; border-left-color: #e0e0e0;">4 GHz</td> <td style="margin: 0px; padding: 2px 3px; border-left-style: solid; border-left-width: 1px; border-left-color: #e0e0e0;">8 MB</td> <td style="margin: 0px; padding: 2px 3px; border-left-style: solid; border-left-width: 1px; border-left-color: #e0e0e0;">125 Watt</td> <td style="margin: 0px; padding: 2px 3px; border-left-style: solid; border-left-width: 1px; border-left-color: #e0e0e0;">$242.05</td> </tr> <tr class="row2" style="background-color: #e8e8e8;"> <td style="margin: 0px; padding: 2px 3px; border-left-width: 0px;">FX-8350</td> <td style="margin: 0px; padding: 2px 3px; border-left-style: solid; border-left-width: 1px; border-left-color: #e0e0e0;">FD8350FRHKBOX</td> <td style="margin: 0px; padding: 2px 3px; border-left-style: solid; border-left-width: 1px; border-left-color: #e0e0e0;">8</td> <td style="margin: 0px; padding: 2px 3px; border-left-style: solid; border-left-width: 1px; border-left-color: #e0e0e0;">4 GHz</td> <td style="margin: 0px; padding: 2px 3px; border-left-style: solid; border-left-width: 1px; border-left-color: #e0e0e0;">4.2 GHz</td> <td style="margin: 0px; padding: 2px 3px; border-left-style: solid; border-left-width: 1px; border-left-color: #e0e0e0;">8 MB</td> <td style="margin: 0px; padding: 2px 3px; border-left-style: solid; border-left-width: 1px; border-left-color: #e0e0e0;">125 Watt</td> <td style="margin: 0px; padding: 2px 3px; border-left-style: solid; border-left-width: 1px; border-left-color: #e0e0e0;">$253.06</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>(Table Source = <a href="http://www.cpu-world.com/news_2012/2012092001_Pre-order_prices_of_AMD_FX_Piledriver_CPUs.html">CPU-World.com</a>)</p> <p><em>Follow Justin on <a href="http://www.twitter.com/justinkerr">Twitter</a></em></p> http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/amd_piledriver_cpu_pre-order_pricing_leaks_out#comments amd cpu Hardware piledriver News Sun, 23 Sep 2012 21:14:32 +0000 Justin Kerr 24207 at http://www.maximumpc.com AMD's Piledriver To Break 4GHz Clock Barrier, Use New Resonant Clock Mesh Tech http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/amds_piledriver_break_4ghz_clock_barrier_use_new_resonant_clock_mesh_tech <!--paging_filter--><p><img src="/files/u138055/amd.jpg" width="228" height="213" style="float: right;" />Has it already been almost five months since AMD's Bulldozer chips launched? Somehow, it has -- and that means it's time for the old info train to start rolling about Bulldozer's follow up, better known as "Piledriver." AMD has apparently been paying attention to our pleas for better, faster, MOAR because this week the company announced it was licensing new resonant clock mesh technology from Cyclos Semiconductor to help push Piledriver's clock speed over the 4GHz barrier.</p> <p>The Cyclos technology fit right into the standard design and manufacturing processes AMD already had established for Piledriver, so its implementation shouldn't delay the new core in any way, according to a press release by Cyclos. The company says its technology will "reduce clock distribution power up to 24% while maintaining the low clock-skew target required by high-performance processors."</p> <p>Here's Cyclos' Cliff's Notes version of how the resonant clock mesh tech works:</p> <p><em>Cyclos resonant clock mesh technology employs on-chip inductors to create an electric pendulum, or “tank circuit”, formed by the large capacitance of the clock mesh in parallel with the Cyclos inductors. The Cyclos inductors and clock control circuits “recycle” the clock power instead of dissipating it on every clock cycle like in a clock tree implementation, which results in a reduction in total IC power consumption of up to 10%</em>.</p> <p>Basically, the tech can be used to hit higher clock speeds or higher power efficiency. Dan Ganousis, a VP from Cyclos Semiconductor, <a href="http://www.semiwiki.com/forum/content/917-clock-design-socs-lower-power-better-specs.html">explained the technology more in-depth</a> to the deep minds over at SemiWiki.com. Check out the link to learn about the nitty-gritty details.</p> http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/amds_piledriver_break_4ghz_clock_barrier_use_new_resonant_clock_mesh_tech#comments amd clock clock speed Hardware news piledriver News Fri, 24 Feb 2012 19:14:19 +0000 Brad Chacos 22789 at http://www.maximumpc.com AMD Says Trinity Coming 'Very Early Next Year' http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/amd_says_trinity_coming_very_early_next_year <!--paging_filter--><p><img src="/files/u46168/25110-amd_trinity_teaser_super.jpg" width="228" height="114" style="float: right;" />Announced earlier this year at AMD’s Computex press conference, the Trinity accelerated processing unit (APU) will replace the chip maker’s Llano APU, which has been experiencing shortages due to poor 32-nm yields at Globalfoundries. Until recently, we only knew that Trinity would arrive in 2012. But thanks to Thomas Seifert, senior vice president and chief financial officer of AMD, we now have a much better idea about Trinity’s releases schedule.</p> <p>During the <a href="http://seekingalpha.com/article/303021-advanced-micro-devices-ceo-discusses-q3-2011-results-earnings-call-transcript?part=qanda">company’s recent Q3 earnings call</a>, Seifert revealed that Trinity is scheduled to “launch very early next year.”&nbsp; However, he refused to “give any specific statements on roadmap and launch dates for 2012.”</p> <p>Commenting on the issue of poor yields at Globalfoundries, AMD CEO Rory P. Read expressed confidence in the progress being made. Read promised to “shift significantly more 32 nanometer products in the fourth quarter than we did in third quarter.”&nbsp; Of course, any progress on this front will automatically serve to protect Trinity from the kind of supply issues that are currently being experienced by its predecessor.</p> <p>Trinity will combine Enhanced Bulldozer (aka Piledriver) cores with a VLIW4 GPU. It is expected to be 20 percent faster than Llano.</p> http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/amd_says_trinity_coming_very_early_next_year#comments apu cayman cpu enhanced bulldozer gpu llano piledriver trinity News Sat, 29 Oct 2011 06:29:11 +0000 Pulkit Chandna 21081 at http://www.maximumpc.com