AMD And The New Chips22nd November 2009
If the code name was the criteria used by the chipmakers for beating each other and not the product, then advanced micro devices have had moved far forward than Intel.
The names that are chosen by AMD for its new upcoming chips are Bulldozer, Danube, Bulldog, Brazos, and Ontario.
All of this will start with the next week`s sale of a high end graphics chip named Hemlock. The price of that high end chip made for graphics will be around $400 or $500. According to Rick Bergman who is the senior vice president as well as the general manager of the products groups at AMD, that chip would be made up of two GPUs and 5 teraflops of the graphics computing is expected to be delivered by that chip.
He also said that four of the new PC processors are also expected to be out during the first half of the coming year. It also includes a quad core chip for notebooks, which has the objective of giving seven hours for the battery life. There will also be a six-core chip for the high end desktops. Among such chips is included the Eyefinity multidisplay technology which is made for the gamers by AMD. The company also has plans in making such a fusion chips that would be brought to the desktops as well as the laptop PCs. The name of that chip would be Llano.
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