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AMD Bulldozer, Llano Launch Dates Leaked

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Various sources point to June and July release dates for Bulldozer and Llano.

Based on information gathered by "industrial sources," various reports are indicating that AMD plans to launch its upcoming high-end desktop Bulldozer CPUs sometime during the week of June 20, 2011.

According to the reports, Bulldozer will arrive in quad-core, six-core and eight-core variants using the FX brand name. Two will be AMD FX4000-series chips, two will be AMD FX6000-series chips and four will be AMD FX8000-series chips. Four processors are slated to arrive in Q2 2011 while the other four are planned for a Q4 2011 release.

After the release of the initial Bulldozer processors in June, AMD is expected to launch its Llano "A-Series" APUs. These will arrive on the market in two-core, three-core and quad-core variants during the week of July 4. A total of eleven Llamo APUs will be released throughout the calendar year, the reports claim.

An additional leaked slide maps out the next two years, revealing that all three Llano APUs will supposedly support 1,600 MHz DDR3 memory at 45W and feature the "BeaverCreek" and "WinterPark" integrated DirectX 11 GPUs. The Llano APUs will target the mainstream and performance markets during 2011 whereas the Zacate and Ontario will focus on the essential and sub-12-inch markets respectively.

Looking ahead into 2012, AMD's roadmap shows the Trinity, Richland, Wichita and Krishna APUs. The first three will target the essential, mainstream and performance markets while the Krishna APU will target the sub-12-inch devices. All four feature Fusion graphics and support DDR3 memory.

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    welshmousepk , March 8, 2011 11:34 PM
    I hate people make assumptions on a brand new and un-tested architecture.

    Unless you can see the future, you should keep your misinformed opinions to yourselves.

    Bulldozer could be a failure, or the greatest thing in computing since the dedicated GPU. only time will tell.
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    fazers_on_stun , March 8, 2011 10:42 PM
    Hmm, saw this on Dailytech this morning. C'mon, THG - you guys are REALLY slow! :p  You should at least visit Dailytech twice a day to copy their news leads..
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    adamboy64 , March 8, 2011 10:45 PM
    This is good news. Will be excellent to see how these new Bulldozers work out as I may well be in the market for a new PC around then. Here's hoping AMD do well with them.
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    eklipz330 , March 8, 2011 10:46 PM
    man if these aren't as fast as the i7's, i don't know how long AMD will last... intel is two gens ahead of them right now...
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    welshmousepk , March 8, 2011 10:48 PM
    Finally, a date. I was still expecting september, so just ordered the parts for a new AM3 build. damn, guess ill be rebuilding sooner than i hoped.
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    joelmartinez , March 8, 2011 10:49 PM
    these better kick some serious butt to compete with intel
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    sabot00 , March 8, 2011 11:04 PM
    Sweet
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    chaoski , March 8, 2011 11:04 PM
    AMD better do well in gaming or it will be another 1-2 years of Intel superiority...
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    reprotected , March 8, 2011 11:05 PM
    My Christmas present was supposed to be a new PC. My birthday is on June 25... Should I really wait?
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    zepfan_75 , March 8, 2011 11:07 PM
    ....eh I'm gonna pass SB for me.
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    megamanx00 , March 8, 2011 11:09 PM
    I expected that for Llano, but I think that's a bit too late for Bulldozer. AMD needs Bulldozer out by April before Intel fully recovers from the whole chipset debacle. If not, it's going to be a long two months for them
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    pelov , March 8, 2011 11:12 PM
    apparently the desktop APUs with bulldozer cores will have crossfire-like integration with discrete AMD GPUs, boosting graphical performance on the system.

    MMMMMMMmmmmmmm...
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    killerclick , March 8, 2011 11:24 PM
    Too bad about Bulldozer being a year late and too slow. Maybe it'll be really cheap?
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    SteelCity1981 , March 8, 2011 11:32 PM
    Finally we get markings for a cpu that matches the core count for each series. Intel should take note of this.

    FX(8)000 = 8 cores

    FX(6)000 = 6 cores

    FX(4)000 = 4 cores
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    welshmousepk , March 8, 2011 11:34 PM
    I hate people make assumptions on a brand new and un-tested architecture.

    Unless you can see the future, you should keep your misinformed opinions to yourselves.

    Bulldozer could be a failure, or the greatest thing in computing since the dedicated GPU. only time will tell.
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    speedemon , March 8, 2011 11:36 PM
    otacon72..won't even be close to SB.


    yes it will
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    jimmysmitty , March 8, 2011 11:47 PM
    adamboy64This is good news. Will be excellent to see how these new Bulldozers work out as I may well be in the market for a new PC around then. Here's hoping AMD do well with them.


    I hope its at least enough to compete with Nehalem as a minimum. But the way AMD is marketing these things, in reality the 8 core is a 4 module BD system and each module is comprised of 2 cores that share resources. So it may take a 8 "core" to beat quad core i7s..
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    sleeace , March 8, 2011 11:52 PM
    I have no faith that Bulldozer will compete with Sandy Bridge, but if they keep it affordable price, I'd with them.
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    rmmil978 , March 8, 2011 11:59 PM
    Pure conjecture, but I'm guessing Bulldozer will be > than i7 900 series but < than SB. And since Intel's enthusiast version of SB is coming out late this year, AMD will once again be 2 CPU's behind. Also, since Bulldozer has been so slooooowww coming out Ivy Bridge may actually be released before AMD's next generation of Bulldozer, putting them 3 CPU's behind.
    I hope for competition's sake I'm wrong about this, but AMD better hope that Bulldozer is AT LEAST equal to SB or it'll be a LONG Q4 this year!
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    Parsian , March 9, 2011 12:03 AM
    i hope AMD to pull some crazy performance out of nowhere.
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    AstroTC , March 9, 2011 12:13 AM
    Intel has more raw power than AMD but I will always choose a high end AMD system over a low end intel system for the price
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