AMD Moves Up New CPU, Graphics Chips for 2010

AMD may be ramping up its production schedule, moving its 2011 chip to 2010 instead. AMD CEO Dirk Meyer said during a recent conference call that the company's Ontario ultra-mobile chips is due to arrive in the fall, "ahead of schedule."

Those looking to AMD for ultraportables may want to wait and see what comes out, as Ontario will be built on a 40nm process, using a dual-core Bobcat architecture. It'll have integrated graphics too, with support for DirectX 11 and a built in memory controller.

If you're looking to AMD just for graphics, you might also have something to look forward from ATI. Meyer said at the conference call, "We will start introducing the second-generation of our DX 11 products before the end of the year."'

ATI's second generation DX 11 products, code named Southern Islands, will be fabricated on the 40nm process as well and be branded as the Radeon HD 6000 series.

(Sources: Electronista, Xbit-labs.)

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  • Good news from a competition point of view. Maybe Bulldozer will show up early as well.
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  • woo second generation dx11 cards, lets hope they are just as cool and quiet as previous, but rock out on tessellation
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  • Not too sure about the CPUs but the HD 6000s look promising.
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