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AMD Reveals Roadmap For ARM and X86 SoCs 75

Posted by timothy
from the chips-are-ready dept.
DeviceGuru writes "On the eve of the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, AMD unveiled what it calls an ambidextrous embedded roadmap, based on a series of new system-on-chip (SoC) and accelerated processing unit (APU) products built from both ARM and x86 CPU cores. Planned for launch in 2014 are an ARM Cortex A57-based 'Hierofalcon' SoC, a 'Bald Eagle' APU using a new 'Streamroller' x86 CPU, a multi-core x86 'Steppe Eagle' APU, and an 'Adelaar' discrete Embedded Radion GPU. 'There are different customer needs in different segments of this market, from low-power to high-performance, Linux to Windows, and x86 to ARM,' commented Arun Iyengar, VP and general manager, of the AMD Embedded Solutions division." Update: 09/10 16:54 GMT by T : As Slash DataCenter notes, this roadmap includes an SoC aimed specifically at datacenters.
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AMD Reveals Roadmap For ARM and X86 SoCs

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  • AMD is dying (Score:2, Interesting)

    by girlintraining (1395911) on Tuesday September 10, 2013 @12:30PM (#44809189)

    So basically, AMD has given up going for top of the line, and has decided to focus on commodity hardware because it just can't upgrade it's fab plant because earlier management decided profit was more important than investment... and now they're going to lose out on both. And this is just a consolidation move in that direction... downward.

    Enjoy your slow fade to obscurity, AMD. If I could just open up a chasm and drop your fab plants and senior management into the center of the Earth, I would give serious consideration to doing this. Stupidity like this should be a criminal offense.

  • by Joe_Dragon (2206452) on Tuesday September 10, 2013 @01:11PM (#44809637)

    Like having forcing you to go top of the line $300+ cpus just to get more then X16 pci-e lanes with out switches.

    No Thunderbolt add in cards the demo used a mac pro with an add in card.

    Poor on board video.

    Trying to kill sockets that will drive up price for OEM's and limit choice.

    If amd dies intels prices will go up and they do all kinds of stuff to make you pay.

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