AMD's piledriver details leaked

A Chinese magazine has got its paws on a leaked roadmap of AMD’s next generation enthusiast-level desktop platform.

Piledriver, which will be the successor to Bulldozer, combines the processor silicon with the Northbridge. According to, the new platform is codenamed Corona and will use Komodo CPUs.

Komodo will have up to 10 Piledriver CPU cores, feature AMD Turbo Core 3.0, DDR3 memory and will use the FM2 infrastructure.

It looks like the Hudson D4 Fusion Controller Hub will provide up to eight SATA 6Gb/s ports, RAID 0/1/5/10 support, 10 USB 2.0 ports and four USB 3.0 ports. We doubt that the FM2 infrastructure will be backwards compatible with AM3+.

AMD is planning a new generation of discrete graphics chips to accompany Piledriver and these will also hit the shops around 2012 release date.

We are still waiting for the first Bulldozer release which should be around in September.

Meanwhile AMD seems to be suffering from all sorts of leakage.

We reported how engineering sample of the AMD FX-series “Zambezi” microprocessors has tipped up on the internet. Turkish site DonanimHaber got its paws on an engineering sample of the AMD FX-8130P. This is the one which ships with eight cores and can manage 3.20GHz clock-speed, 8MB L2 cache, and has 8MB L3 cache.