At their last annual financial analyst day, AMD provided a roadmap for these processors up to 2011.
The arrival of 45nm desktop processors will obviously feature strongly in 2009, all of them with 4 cores. In addition to the Deneb with a cache of 8 MB (2 MB of L2+6 MB of L3), AMD will be offering the Propos (previously called the Propus, most probably a typo) which will not have an L3 cache. At first notebooks will have to be satisfied with the CPU dual core (Caspian), the arrival of the 4 cores programmed for 2010.
AMD will only launch its 32 nm processors in 2010. They will be based on a new architecture. In terms of the high end, Orochi will offer more than 4 core (8?), a cache of more than 8 MB and DDR3 memory support, while Llano, which will be available both in desktop and notebook versions, will be the first “Fusion” product, a CPU-GPU hybrid processor. The 45 nm version, planned for 2009, has been abandoned. The Llano will be a 4 core with a cache of 4 MB. A dual core model, the Ontario, is also planned for ultraportables.
It should be noted that there is a certain amount of inconsistency when you compare the CPU roadmap with the engraving process. AMD’s projections show engraving for the first 32 nm test chips at the beginning of 2010 and if the first samples look good we may well see mass production of Orochi and Llano before the end of 2010, which wouldn’t be bad as the Deneb may well not be able to hold things steady for a full two years...