Jim Keller joined Mark Papermaster on stage at AMD's Core Innovation Update press conference and added a few more details to AMD's K12 announcement. Keller stressed AMD's expertise in building high frequency cores, as well as marrying the strengths of AMD's big cores with those of its low power cores. The resulting K12 core is a 64-bit ARM design, but Jim Keller also revealed that his team is working on a corresponding 64-bit x86 core.

The x86 counterpart doesn't have a publicly known name at this point, but it is a new design built from the ground up.

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  • Gizmosis350k - Saturday, May 10, 2014 - link

    I guess so, technically we can see the high bandwidth ecosystem with the PS4, once they shrink dies we should be ok
  • mickulty - Sunday, May 11, 2014 - link

    DDR4 means more bandwidth, which is high-priority for AMD with their HSA/APU agenda.
  • 3DVagabond - Saturday, May 24, 2014 - link

    Agreed. By the time this comes along they;ll be using on die memory (HBM).
  • SunLord - Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - link

    AM3+ will be stone cold dead in 2016 as DDR4 will break all compatibility due to its completely different physical architecture
  • gruffi - Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - link

    AM3+ is just a new revision of AM3. It's not a new socket. AM3 was launched in 2009.
  • whickywhickyjim - Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - link

    it is a new socket. pinouts and amps aren't the same. that quite literally makes it different. 2011 isn't the same number as 2009. this isn't that hard.
  • Gizmosis350k - Monday, May 12, 2014 - link

    AMD should have an enthusiast socket and a mainstream socket
  • Noe7119 - Friday, May 9, 2014 - link

  • SunLord - Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - link

    All current sockets at dead as soon as AMD switches to DDR4 as there is no worthwhile compatibility between the two technologies. I guess delusional people could hope and believe that AMD will ham string themselves by wasting valuable die space on a dead end DDR3 memory control to appease the microscopic number of people who only upgrade there cpu or motherboard not both at the same time 2 years from now when will likely have PCIe 4, DDR4, USB3.1, and SATAExpress making anyone who owns a AM3+ board currently seriously obsolete
  • Gizmosis350k - Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - link

    The men who own AM3 boards will be just fine, because they will have Phenom II X4 965s son

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