AMD's 2013-2014 Server CPU Roadmap

Abu Dhabi, Seoul and Delhi last for two more years

  AMD Opteron roadmap
Advanced Micro Devices isn't as hasty as it used to be, which means that it doesn't intend to push its processor generations out the door too quickly, and that goes for consumer chips as much as for enterprise products.

The current generation of AMD Opteron server and enterprise processors is codenamed Abu Dhabi and is based on the C stepping of the Orochi design.

Orochi is a Piledriver core and is the same architecture that will lie at the heart of the Seoul and Delphi products, which will be launched soon.

Previous reports said that the Steamroller core, which will succeed the Piledriver, was delayed from 2013 to 2014. The slide above on the left appears to corroborate those rumors.

Abu Dhabi is the Opteron 6300 series of chips that Advanced Micro Devices released last month, and which we covered in detail here.

Opteron 4300 (Seoul) and 3300 (Delhi) series CPUs should be available soon enough, since the roadmap slide shows them covering the same time frame as the 6300 (late 2012- late 2014).

Strangely enough, there is a single, big block on the slide, showing the future high-performance CPUs for dual-socket and quad-socket configurations.

This may be an indicator that AMD is considering plans to reduce the number of platforms from 3 to 2 at some point down the line.

Sadly, the roadmap does not include any specifics about the Opteron line, but we can infer some things and recall others just fine.

Piledriver-based Opteron 3300 chips will have AM3+ socket compatibility, 4 to 8 cores and TDPs (thermal design power) of 45W/65W parts, maybe even 25W in some rare cases.

The higher-end lines will have more cores and, by extension, higher TDPs, but should fit the AM3+ socket too.

AMD will supposedly release some enterprise Accelerated Processing Units as well, made on the 28nm process.

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