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Leaked AMD Roadmap Has A 10-Core Desktop CPU For 2012

Man, we’re still waiting for FX-Series chips with up to 8 ‘Bulldozer’ cores to finally arrive, but if you believe the slide after the jump, next year’s ‘Komodo’ desktop CPUs will have up to 10 ‘Piledriver’ (aka enhanced Bulldozer) cores. Spiffy!

That could mean a short life for socket AM3+, as the leaked “Corona” platform will use a new FM2 package and feature the Hudson D4 chipset supporting four USB 3.0 ports and 8 SATA 6Gps ports. The revamped 32nm Komodo CPUs will have AMD’s Turbo Core 3.0, which will improve on this year’s Bulldozer chips with Turbo Core 2.0. [Zol.com.cn via VR-Zone]

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