Originally Posted by Kuivamaa
What I am getting from this roadmap is that AMD most definitely doesn't consider quad kaveri to be a Performance unit. Now I have no idea what their plans for this segment are, or if they have any plans at all after vishera. If they had something solid in the works, they would have included it in the roadmaps. On the other hand, performance segment seems to matter still for AMD (it is mentioned right there) and they are still pushing big PD opterons in the market. Oh yeah,server roadmaps insinuates we will be seeing "warsaw" visheras in 3-4 months.
Remember though that Warsaw processors are an MCM design with 12 and 16 core options only and are only going to be made for the multi-socket server systems. We dont have enough pins to accommodate that processor with Am3+, and moving down to a single die would put us right back at Vishera with a couple tweaks (maybe). I think AMD has plans for higher performance processors for sure, that is why they have not officially EOL'd the AM3 platform. However it seems as if they will not have anything right now and will be planning a massive update to their performance line to come a year from now(ish). This update will most likely switch to a new socket anyway and it definitely wont be drop in compatible to any current AM3+ boards, so the platform is basically done, it just wont be official until about a year from now.
Originally Posted by Ultracarpet
Maybe it could be like a trinity-> richland evolution.... vishera with rcm?
yep exactly. With some better refinements to the process node and with enabled resonant clock mesh we could see a 200-300MHz increase in speeds with the same power draw, maybe a bit more. It would be nice, but it isnt really a significant update.Edited by EniGma1987 - 11/15/13 at 12:24pm