AMD Moves Up New CPU, Graphics Chips for 2010

AMD may be ramping up its production schedule, moving its 2011 chip to 2010 instead. AMD CEO Dirk Meyer said during a recent conference call that the company's Ontario ultra-mobile chips are due to arrive in the fall, "ahead of schedule."

Those looking to AMD for ultraportables may want to wait and see what comes out, as Ontario will be built on a 40nm process, using a dual-core Bobcat architecture. It'll have integrated graphics too, with support for DirectX 11 and a built in memory controller.

If you're looking to AMD just for graphics, you might also have something to look forward from ATI. Meyer said at the conference call, "We will start introducing the second-generation of our DX 11 products before the end of the year."'

ATI's second generation DX 11 products, code named Southern Islands, will be fabricated on the 40nm process as well and be branded as the Radeon HD 6000 series.

(Sources: Electronista, Xbit-labs.)

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  • rohitbaran
    stevee jobsamd sucks

    Well, their CPUs aren't the best, but they offer some value in the lower segment and keep some restraint on Intel from charging ridiculous amounts for their products. In the graphics area, if you say AMD sucks, you aren't updated.
  • damasvara
    wow!!!..6xxx series GPUs???..That would make the price tag on 5xxx series become cheaper. Which means it's time to save money for one!
  • damasvara
    stevee jobsamd sucks

    lookie here!!! intel fanboy with a degenerated
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  • Ciuy
    its all about the pricing !!!!
  • aznplayer213
    very nice....if 6870 comes out for 400 i will sell my 5870 for half that and double up if performance is good ;)