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Zol.com.cn has leaked a confidential roadmap summarizing AMD's 2012 desktop platforms. While AMD's Scorpius 2011 platform is yet to release fully, it will be succeeded by the Corona platform in 2012. This features the Komodo CPU, featuring up to 10 Piledriver CPU cores and Turbo 3.0. Unfortunately, Komodo will fit into a new CPU socket, with FM2 succeeding AM3+. Hudson D4 FCH, contains an upgraded southbridge with native USB 3.0 support. The northbridge is likely to be integrated into the CPU.

Zol.com.cn has leaked a confidential roadmap summarizing AMD's 2012 desktop platforms. While AMD's Scorpius 2011 platform is yet to release fully, it will be succeeded by the Corona platform in 2012. This features the Komodo CPU, featuring up to 10 Piledriver CPU cores and Turbo 3.0. Unfortunately, Komodo will fit into a new CPU socket, with FM2 succeeding AM3+. Hudson D4 FCH, contains an upgraded southbridge with native USB 3.0 support. The northbridge is likely to be integrated into the CPU.

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The Corona platform will be completed by next-gen AMD GPUs, rumoured to be branded Radeon HD 7000 series. 

In the Fusion area, Lynx 2011 will be replaced by Virgo in 2012. The Trinity APU will not feature Bulldozer cores, but Upto 4 next-gen Piledriver CPU cores and Turbo 3.0, improving  Lynx's biggest weakness – CPU performance. The GPU part will continue to feature a DX11 GPU, though rumours state a VLIW-4 GPU will replace the current VLIW-5 GPU used in today's A-Series. Interestingly, Trinity will fit into an FM2 socket – same as Komodo – but the FCH will continue to be A75 or A55, same as Lynx. The compatibility between FM1 and FM2 remains to be seen. 

Finally, Brazos will be replaced by Deccan, featuring Wichita APUs with upto 4 Bobcat cores and a FT2 infrastructure. The A45 FCH will be replaced by a FCH codenamed Yuba. 

AMD's major focus with 2012 seems to be bringing parity to it's mainstream and enthusiast platforms. Currently, A-Series and FX-Series seem worlds apart, with different CPU architectures and different sockets. In 2012, both FX-Series and A-Series (their successors) will feature CPU cores based on the same architecture – Piledriver – and they will fit into the same infrastructure – FM2. 

Of course, 2012 is still far away, and indeed "2012" is open to interpretation, and many things can change. 

Source: Zol.com.cn