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"Northern Islands" Dis. Graphics
So where is Southern Islands?
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10 CORES! Wat?
    
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If we go by that philospohy, how are the games supposed to make use of more cores? They will only make use of an increased number of cores if there is a processor with an increased number of cores.

Because this is socket FM2, I believe that this is socket FM1's replacement. It was known that FM1 and llano was going to be shortlived, the next fusion APU was going to be based on bulldozer arch and processors with graphics on die use more die space and pins than what amd currently has in its socket. It makes no sense to change a naming convention for no obvious reason, so I think that this is more likely.
Yes, and no. Games typically just don't have a whole lot of parallelism, that is, they can, due to their nature, only be spread out across a few cores. Four might as well be the maximum.

Consider this example: You're cooking, and there are multiple tasks (chopping vegetables, stirring the pot, cutting meat). You chop for a bit, then stir the pot, then slice some meat. If you had two buddies, your work would be done significantly faster, but any more will not help, because it isn't possible for two people to stir the same pot at the same time, or to slice meat, or to chop vegetables.

Some games might even display next to no parallelism at all, such as Dwarf Fortress.
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I hope this means 12 cores for AM3+(or maybe even AM4), as they don't need graphics on the CPU. Also regardless of the number of cores, these better have PCI-E 3.0 support.
    
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Pretty pics, we all know the Science Channel loves to show off AMD's machines!

Anyways, 4 cores for the smallest little netbooks? Wait.. UP TO 4 CORES. Missed that, oh well, but next-gen AMD graphics.
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I think it's a great move by AMD to switch from AM3+ to FM2. You can buy one mainboard and choose whether to use a CPU or an APU and if you want to switch from one or to the other you don't have to buy a new mainboard for it.
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10 Cores??? All I gotta say is...

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will the 10 core finally be able to stay up with sandy bridge, the world may never know!!!
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will the 10 core finally be able to stay up with sandy bridge, the world may never know!!!
They will know in Q2-Q3 2012

Trinity is coming Q1-Q2 2012 with a rumor that it is going to launch in January

Komodo is going against Ivy Bridge-E
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They should call the next one the Trojan.
Not as cool as a pile driver.
It appears that Trojan machine just tears up the top layer of the soil.
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They will know in Q2-Q3 2012

Trinity is coming Q1-Q2 2012 with a rumor that it is going to launch in January

Komodo is going against Ivy Bridge-E
Wait,Trinity is out in Q1-Q2 2012? AMD just released Llano.
I think I may just upgrade my 890GX board if it has a final AM3+ bios or wait until 2012 for FM2. FM1 and AM3+ can possibly cause confusion,A nice plus is FM2 also gets rid of the NB. Less chips= cheaper motherboards. However I don't understand why next-gen BD will incorporate a on die GPU,most who look for a high performance CPU aren't going to use the onboard graphics.
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same reason SB does also?
Good for the OEM's,they usually overcharge for discrete graphics anyway.
Bad for the overclockers because the on die GPU adds heat and takes up space that could otherwise be used for cache or more cores. Without the GPU,next gen BD could have possibly been a 12 core?
Edited by Heavy MG - 7/25/11 at 8:29am
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