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September 5, 2006 1:15:47 PM

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AMD’s New Processor Micro-Architecture in 2008 – Chief Executive.
AMD’s Hector Ruiz Predicts New AMD Micro-Architecture in 2008

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by Anton Shilov

[ 06/22/2006 | 01:47 AM ]

Advanced Micro Devices’ chief executive said that his company was planning to commercially release processors with new micro-architecture in 2008 after making pilot production in 2007. The introduction of the new micro-architecture may significantly boost performance of the company’s microprocessors, which are to face increased pressure from competing solutions by Intel Corp.

“We’re going to introduce a really new architecture that will work well with our partners for the best performance. We’re going to start sampling it at the end of 2007 and roll it out in 2008,” said Hector Ruiz, chief executive of AMD, in an interview with BusinessWeek.

Earlier it was projected that in 2007 the Sunnyvale, California-based chipmaker will introduce instruction extensions to the AMD64 micro-architecture and will bring-in HyperTransport technology in 2008. But recently the company said in a statement that AMD’s “next-generation architecture for servers, workstations and desktops” is planned to debut in mid-2007, and is expected to offer better platform performance-per-watt ratio as well as enterprise application performance.

The products to debut next year will include a quad-core design for servers, workstations and high-end desktops, and a dual-core design intended for mainstream desktop markets. These next generation processors will be built using AMD’s 65nm silicon-on-insulator process, and include a broad range of functionality and micro-architectural improvements, including a new ability to dynamically alter the frequency of each core on the chip to match application workloads and thereby reduce overall power consumption.

It is uncertain, whether Mr. Ruiz mentioned the ’07 products and provided very conservative market penetration guidance, or something totally new, which should be available two years after from now.

“We’re in the throes of finalizing the architecture we’re going to introduce next, and that’s going to be killer,” Mr. Ruiz added.



He's not referring to K8L or is it K10 cuz K8L design has been showed already
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September 5, 2006 1:24:42 PM

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From X-bit labs

AMD’s New Processor Micro-Architecture in 2008 – Chief Executive.
AMD’s Hector Ruiz Predicts New AMD Micro-Architecture in 2008

Category: CPU

by Anton Shilov

[ 06/22/2006 | 01:47 AM ]

Advanced Micro Devices’ chief executive said that his company was planning to commercially release processors with new micro-architecture in 2008 after making pilot production in 2007. The introduction of the new micro-architecture may significantly boost performance of the company’s microprocessors, which are to face increased pressure from competing solutions by Intel Corp.

“We’re going to introduce a really new architecture that will work well with our partners for the best performance. We’re going to start sampling it at the end of 2007 and roll it out in 2008,” said Hector Ruiz, chief executive of AMD, in an interview with BusinessWeek.

Earlier it was projected that in 2007 the Sunnyvale, California-based chipmaker will introduce instruction extensions to the AMD64 micro-architecture and will bring-in HyperTransport technology in 2008. But recently the company said in a statement that AMD’s “next-generation architecture for servers, workstations and desktops” is planned to debut in mid-2007, and is expected to offer better platform performance-per-watt ratio as well as enterprise application performance.

The products to debut next year will include a quad-core design for servers, workstations and high-end desktops, and a dual-core design intended for mainstream desktop markets. These next generation processors will be built using AMD’s 65nm silicon-on-insulator process, and include a broad range of functionality and micro-architectural improvements, including a new ability to dynamically alter the frequency of each core on the chip to match application workloads and thereby reduce overall power consumption.

It is uncertain, whether Mr. Ruiz mentioned the ’07 products and provided very conservative market penetration guidance, or something totally new, which should be available two years after from now.

“We’re in the throes of finalizing the architecture we’re going to introduce next, and that’s going to be killer,” Mr. Ruiz added.



He's not referring to K8L or is it K10 cuz K8L design has been showed already


So K8L in mid-2007, K10 in 2008. In other words K8L will only launch a full year after Core 2 Duo. Kentsfield will launch 1/2 of a Year before K8L's Quad Core design.

So 4x4 will compete with Kentsfield (2xDual Core (for AMD) vs. Quad Core (for Intel)).

I think this affirms many of our shared beliefs that Intel will be the dominant force for at least a year before AMD strikes back with a competitive product. Starting in 2008 AMD should have the better product with Intel likely countering with there CSA/IMC Processor mid-2008.

Looks like we've got a processor war on our hands.
September 5, 2006 6:53:59 PM

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Looks like we've got a processor war on our hands.

About time too! Intel was overconfident about the Netburst architecture until K8 came along, and since then, it seems that AMDs processor development has stagnated as well. Hopefully the last few years have taught both Intel and AMD a lesson - you cant just sit on the products you have when your in the lead, you have to constantly innovate in order to keep it.

So assuming K10 is coming in 2008, then presumably K8L is going to be facing off against the 45nm incarnations of Core 2, leaving K10 to duke it out with what will presumably be Core 3. I guess by that point, both Intel and AMD will be playing catch up in different areas - AMD will probably be looking to gain the advantage over Intel in terms of instructions per clock, whilst Intel will be trying to get CSI out in order to compete in terms of memory bandwidth and latency. At any rate, it looks like there's exciting times ahead :) 
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September 5, 2006 7:23:37 PM

it just makes me feel like a kid again, all these new toys to play with
September 5, 2006 7:50:55 PM

Thats fine, even if Intel have the crown for 18 months with C2D, AMD held it just as long with A64.

I hope K10 can compete, simply because I dont want to see the CPU industry become a one horse race!
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