Leaked AMD slides claim to reveal CPU timeline and new 'FM1' socket

Two slides have surfaced which it is claimed detail the company's timeline for the release of upcoming CPUs and APUs (Accelerated Processing Unit, CPU/GPU hybrids).

Two slides have surfaced which it is claimed detail the company's timeline for the release of upcoming CPUs and APUs (Accelerated Processing Unit, CPU/GPU hybrids).

Origin of the slides is the German website ATI-Forum which claims the slides came from a 'business-related source.'

Note: I don't speak German so I'm relying on Google translation.

If accurate this is excellent news because it means AM3+ compatible 4, 6 and 8 core CPUs based on the Bulldozer architecture and all featuring Turbo Core by the middle of next year, with the 8 core version coming in 95W and 125W TDP.
Nice.

But there's more ...

What we have here is the timeline for the Fusion APUs (the CPU/GPU hybrids. What's interesting here is that this slide introduces a new socket - FM1. This was to be expected given that the silicon features both CPU and GPU. Maintaining AM3+ compatibility couldn't really be expected. If a new socket is in the pipeline I'd expect that we'll start to see samples of these board by early next year.

This slide also backs up the rumor that Fusion has been delayed until the second part of 2011.

Looks like we can expect some really good stuff from AMD next year.

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