AMD Integrates X86, GPU & I/O
Early next year, AMD will ship Carrizo, its most integrated x86 processor to date, combining I/O with — in some versions — new x86 and GPU cores.
Advanced Micro Devices announced at its “Future of Compute” event in Singapore two new integrated x86 processors on its roadmap, Carrizo and Carrizo-L. The chips are AMD’s most integrated parts to date, putting not only the CPU and GPU but the south bridge on a single die, a design move that should improve performance and certainly costs.
The new parts replace the current Kaveri and Beema chips with ones AMD says will deliver a significant leap in performance and energy efficiency in 2015, targeting business and consumer markets.