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AMD Announcing A-Series, FX-Series in June

A leaked schedule has revealed AMD's planned launch events for June 2011, a important month for the company where consumers finally get their hands on the highly-anticipated Fusion and Bulldozer platforms.

The AMD mega-rollout begins with Computex on June 1 and the announcement of the AMD A-Series "Sabine" notebook platform (bearing the Llano APU) for Asia, and AMD's VISION 2011 world-wide branding. The show will also serve as the launchpad for AMD's 900-series chipsets.

Immediately following Computex, AMD plans to reveal the FX-Series brand/logo and the AM3+ platform on June 7 at E3 2011. Following that, the Sabine platform is expected to launch in Asia on June 12 as AMD kicks off the Fusion Developer Summit.

According to the schedule, the next big announcement won't take place until June 14 at the AMD 2011 Client Launch Event where the company is expected to officially announce the A-Series Sabine (notebook) and A-Series Lynx (desktop) platforms for the rest of the world. VISION 2011 is also expected to launch at the event.

Finally, on June 28, AMD is scheduled to launch the Sabine notebook platform worldwide. Unfortunately, the schedule did not indicate when the Lynx platform will hit the market although there's speculation that it may arrive in July.

  • bobdozer
    Intel is about to get Athlon'd.
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  • James296
    I smell competition coming back into cpu market and it smells gooooood :)
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  • Ragnar-Kon
    bobdozerIntel is about to get Athlon'd.I'm not holding my breath. Going to take a lot for Intel to be overrun by AMD. I will say that I do think the Fusion platform has a chance to destroy Intel in the mobile markets, only time will tell.

    But, being the AMD fan I am, can't help but get excited.
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  • geekapproved
    AMD is not interested in over running Intel in the high end desktop market, that is the LAST thing on AMD's mind, so it doesn't need to be faster than Sandy Bridge contrary to what all you fanboys think.
    AMD is over running Intel and Nvidia in lots of other markets, namely over 60% of the mobile graphics market, the discrete graphics market and now APU's.
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  • XD_dued
    GeekApprovedAMD is not interested in over running Intel in the high end desktop market, that is the LAST thing on AMD's mind, so it doesn't need to be faster than Sandy Bridge contrary to what all you fanboys think.AMD is over running Intel and Nvidia in lots of other markets, namely over 60% of the mobile graphics market, the discrete graphics market and now APU's.
    Well...there are no benches for bulldozer yet and this is the first complete design overhaul of amd's processors since athlon.

    However, I will not have my expectations too high to avoid being disappointed :)
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  • ikefu
    Assuming that Bulldozer is anywhere even close to Sandy Bridge in performance I will probably buy a Bulldozer CPU to support them and competition in the CPU market. Even if all AMD does is kick Intel into gear then they are doing their job perfectly.

    Of course, I'm still holding out hope that it beats SB but we'll have to wait and see on that.
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  • kilo_17
    @Ragnar, I'm kind of thinking the same way. It would be tough for AMD to kick Intel. And if they do, you would think Ivy Bridge and LGA 2011 would come in to rain on BD's party.
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  • netadmin
    From everything that I've read, this is not the Bulldozer platform. This uses the current architecture with optimizations and an integrated APU. I like AMD and would be glad to be proved wrong.
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  • verbalizer
    I want real deal Bulldozer benching results please...
    Run it against Intel and SB on different levels then report back..
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  • Kileak
    Just to remind you though, if Bulldozer does in fact kick some S-B bum, expect to pay for it. If it doesn't but still fares up well to them, then they will be competitively priced.

    Every time those companies know they have the advantage over the competition, they price their top end as they please, because they know that people wanting the best will pay for it. Remember the old FX series? Seen the price on Gulftowns? Now consider what the price of an AMD hexcore is right now and then what it would be if it were putting out just as much as a Gulftown...

    Just saying, most of us have come to just love AMD for the immense value for our money, but rolling back a few years reminds me of paying out the bum for the good stuff... Just like Intel has been doing to its fan boys the past 2-3 years lol. 1000$ for a cpu that does roughly 15% better than it's 300$ counterparts yep yep derp where do I sign?
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