AMD reveals new desktop platforms
AMD’s next performance platform will be dubbed Spider. Due for launch late this year, Spider is the first platform for AMD Phenom X4 and X2 processors and features PCIe 2.0, and HyperTransport 3.0.
The 2008 refresh will receive the name Leo, and will be paired with the 45nm refresh of the Phenom X4 and X2. Leo will support up to four GPU’s and supports all RD7xx series chipsets. The next-gen Phenom’s will boast 6MB of L3 cache.
Jumping to 2009, we will welcome a new Fusion based platform called Python. A native quad-core Fusion processor in AM3 is all part of the package, along with a 32nm DirectX 10 or 11 compliant graphics core.
2009 is probably as far ahead as we’d want to look before the information becomes inaccurate. If you’re curious, Cartwheel and Copperhead platforms were also mentioned.