"Advanced Micro Devices is unveiling the technical details of
two new microprocessors, "Bobcat" and "Bulldozer," during the Hot
Chips conference at Stanford University. The designs, addressing
low-power netbooks and desktops on the one hand and
high-performance PCs/servers on the other, are expected to begin
sampling later this year.
"Bobcat and Bulldozer mark the first time in nearly seven years
that AMD has updated the microarchitecture of processing cores.
While AMD engineers are detailing technical components of these two
chips at the Hot Chips conference, the company is not expected to
reveal any information about clock speed, pricing or specific
"However, Bobcat and Bulldozer should begin sampling to AMD's
OEM partners by later this year, with sales beginning in early