AMD confirms that its new Carrizo processors will be offered exclusively in soldered BGA versions, and will in fact compete head-to-head with Chipzilla's mobile U family of chips. A battle lost in advance or the beginning of a turning point for the manufacturer in red?
To AMD's credit, it's a company that's not afraid to go further, even when it's really not easy given the number of consecutive years of disappointments for it (and for consumers), especially when it comes to the world of processors. Despite all of the above, the manufacturer from Sunnyville is preparing vigorously To launch the generation of the Carrizo processors Based on the fourth incarnation of Bulldozer cores - and will be aimed first and foremost, it seems, specifically at the mobile devices market.
According to information that comes directly fromAMD And fits in pretty well with the updated roadmap presented a few months ago, Carrizo processors will only be offered in BGA versions - in other words, consumers will not be able to purchase the processors themselves directly, but only as part of a complete product such as Motherboard Or a complex computer system (be it מחשב נייד, A mini-computer or an all-in-one computer of all kinds).
This is a very surprising move by the chip developer - both because rumors of a similar future move from Intel have created quite a bit of resentment in the network and will probably provoke a similar reaction in this case as well, and because AMD actually chooses to focus on the mobile device.And since the end of the merry Brazos days) Is almost nil.
The Carrizo generation Will compete directly The U-chip family of the Broadwell generation Quad-Core Excavator is updated, A built-in graphical core of the new generation of GCN architecture, fully supported by the HSA standard for full resource sharing between processing cores and graphics core and thermal envelopes between 15 and 35 watts. However, considering that the Carrizo processors are characterized by a technological gap of two generations compared to Broadwell processors It will be a competition in which, with all good will, the starting position of AMD It's much, much less good.
Restricting the Carrizo processors to a soldered socket alone does not mean that the company will not offer a family Processors Some new and different with a standard bracket for desktops - how in the meantime no information about such programs has been revealed, which means that consumers will have to stay "stuck" in the near future with the current (and aging) desktops models.
AMD has utilized the CES 2015 Exhibition In order to present a prototype of a thin and light mobile based on chip Carrizo - but similar to the situation in previous generations, even now we do not see any use of these chips in real products
Is targeting and targeting the mobile market will helpAMD Accumulate successes in a category where it has been very difficult in recent years, or is it a move that will only hurt its market share in the stationary world, yet is it still able to keep its head above water? Tell us what you think about the reactions.
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