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AMD promises completely different CPU architecture

AMD promises completely different CPU architecture

AMD's Technical Director of Sales and Marketing has said that the company's next-gen CPU architecture will be "completely different" from Phenom.

Giuseppe Amato, AMD's European Technical Director of Sales and Marketing, has said that the company's next-generation CPU microarchitecture promises to be completely different from what is currently shipping.

Amato told Custom PC that "if you look at the next-generation architecture of our CPU, then it will definitely not be comparable with the Phenom. It will look completely different."

He didn't delve into any details on the new architecture, but he added that the new architecture "would solve problems that today we think can never be addressed by hardware."

We're expecting this to be based on the Bulldozer core, which will bring modularity to CPU design. It will quite possibly be AMD's first architecture that integrates a GPU core, as several company execs have hinted to us that 780G is the last AMD integrated graphics chipset.

Following some statements made by Nvidia in our recent interview with Chief Scientist David Kirk, could this be one of the rabbits that AMD needs to pull out of the hat? Share your thoughts with us in the forums.

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steveo_mcg 30th April 2008, 17:16 Quote
Interesting, we'll wait and see.

Mean time more and more people are buying c2d/c2q.
Naberius 30th April 2008, 17:35 Quote
Aren't the phenoms supposed to have a whole new architecture, we can see how far that got them.

I say keep it simple and get us something that works on the market.
Freedom 30th April 2008, 19:04 Quote
About time really there current core/cores is still using old XP and early tech. Intel remade there's it about AMD did the same. I want to proud to be a AMD Fanboy again.
Brett89 30th April 2008, 19:26 Quote
Glad AMD is on a new path, hopefully it is dynamite.
Goty 30th April 2008, 20:55 Quote
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Originally Posted by Naberius
Aren't the phenoms supposed to have a whole new architecture, we can see how far that got them.

I say keep it simple and get us something that works on the market.

The execution core of the Phenom is still HEAVILY based on the execution core first debuted with K7.
Tyinsar 30th April 2008, 21:19 Quote
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Originally Posted by Article
...could this be one of the rabbits that AMD needs to pull out of the hat?
I certainly hope so. AMD pulled off quite the upset with its Athlon CPUs - I think we all hope they do it again. Then again - it's not like Intel doesn't have a whole lot of new things in the works either - and many more hats to pull rabbits out of.
Amon 30th April 2008, 21:43 Quote
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Originally Posted by Naberius
Aren't the phenoms supposed to have a whole new architecture, we can see how far that got them.
I get the feeling that K10 was a buffed up K8, anyway; no major redesign.
gvblake22 30th April 2008, 22:21 Quote
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Originally Posted by Naberius
Aren't the phenoms supposed to have a whole new architecture, we can see how far that got them.
AMD made it clear from the beginning that Phenom was "evolutionary, not revolutionary"; which leads you to believe that the architecture was based mostly off of existing products.
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