AMD planning to launch 12-core processors by 2010

It good news for Gamers, Graphic enthusiasts and processing kings for whom AMD is like GOD. AMD’s latest roadmap for the next two years unveiled the launch of 12-core and 8-core processors in early 2010. Considering how hard multi-core programming still is, there doesn’t appear any need for this.

The company will once again change its socket architecture to make way for DDR3 support. Currently, the new sockets are codenamed G34. The new socket G34, will ship with two new second-generation 45nm processors. The first of these processors, 8-core Sao Paulo, is described as a “twin native-quadcore Shanghai processor” by one AMD engineer. Shanghai, expected to ship late in 2008, is AMD’s first 45nm shrink of the ill-fated Barcelona processor.

The recently talked about 12-core processor (code-named Mangy-Cours),is expected to be shipped in early 2010. The G34 socket made to accommodate the new processors, as well as the new 8-core Sao Paulo, which will launch about the same time.

Both of these new processors will feature four HyperTransport 3 interconnects, 12MB of L3 cache and 512KB L2 cache per core. Current roadmaps claim that the standard support will include speeds from 800 to 1600 MHz.

Lets the race for processing power lead Go On!!
Thanks Daily tech via Gizmodo