AMD has 10-core CPUs in the pipeline

Lots of processor nes the past few days alright, a new roadmap leaked which shows that AMD is planning 10-core processors for consumers, they are planned for 2012 already.

The processors are part of the Corona platform. From the information that is available "Komodo" will be built using the Piledriver CPU core, which is revised Bulldozer architecture, it will feature a similar feature set including on-board DDR3 memory controller and  Turbo Core technology 3.0 version.

AMD's next-generation Bulldozer processors will also arrive with a new socket design, that goes by the name of FM2 and that will also be used by the 2012 Trinity APUs.

Together with the new processors AMD also releases a new family of motherboard chipsets with the biggest change being a FCH (Fusion controller hub) design, which means that the PCI Express controller will be integrated inside the Komodo processors.

The Hydson D4 chipset will also have native support for USB 3.0 (up to four such ports), eight SATA 6Gbps ports, RAID 0/1/5/10 support as well as 10 USB 2.0 ports.

The leaked AMD slide also goes on to detail the company's Virgo and Deccan platforms, which are expected to replace the current Lynx and Brazos solutions.

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