Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 20th Dec 2006 20:47 UTC
AMD "In a series of announcements and conference calls, culminating in a recent analyst meeting, AMD has been slowly revealing pieces of the big picture regarding where they plan to take their platforms in the coming years. I've been following the coverage, and I've put together a synthesis of it below."
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Whats New? LOTS!
by vermaden on Wed 20th Dec 2006 23:59 UTC
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0. AMD K8L architecture
1. AMD 4x4 architecture
2. AMD Barcelona - true Quad Core CPU
3. AMD/ATI CPU+GPU Integration
4. AMD/ATI Radeon R600
5. AMD/ATI X1650XT - ROP/Vertex/Shaders doubled comparing to X1600
6. Propably some other things I forgot to mention ...

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RE: Whats New? LOTS!
by amdinvestor on Fri 22nd Dec 2006 21:42 UTC in reply to "Whats New? LOTS!"
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You forget:
0) AMD K8L is still vapourware (AMD maybe late on this one)
1) AMD 4x4 was a dud-generate too much heat with little performance to show.
2) See 0) and people really don't care if how quad core is implemented- it just has to perform as promised!
3) AMD/ATI integration or so called Fusion chip is a long way off. Don't expect to see anything until late 2008 0r early 2009. Alot could happen in two or three years.
4) AMD 690 chipset is delayed again.
5) ATI has a poor history of execution like AMD.

AMD promised alot maybe too much-alot not enough-promise to keep.

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Java XML?
by Anonymous Coward on Thu 21st Dec 2006 01:35 UTC
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So this Java XML Processor mentioned in the article.

Would that mean the end of the JVM? Will it be easier to use with Linux? (speculatively speaking)

I know Java isn't that hard to install (quite easy with the Universe repos)... but these are Questions that must be asked.

Is Web2.0 coming to hardware? Will we grt a JavaSCRIPT processor with that too that will do this silly AJAX stuff?

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RE: Java XML?
by Maners on Thu 21st Dec 2006 15:31 UTC in reply to "Java XML?"
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I might be wrong, but I think it will be the same as with today's GPUs - they didn't eliminate the need for OpenGL or DirectX they just implement certain functionality in hardware which makes exection significantly faster.

Edited 2006-12-21 15:31

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System on a Chip
by SamuraiCrow on Thu 21st Dec 2006 02:37 UTC
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It makes you wonder just how much technology they have been sharing with IBM.

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by trinitrotolueen on Thu 21st Dec 2006 05:06 UTC
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You can't say AMD lacks vision.Instead of bluntly going head to head with Intel into the n-core race they put their bets on different technology.Wether rightfully so remains to be seen.

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