AMD Updates Roadmap, Toronto to Feature Dual IMC
Bohs Hansen / 3 years ago
An interesting update on AMD’s Toronto Platform has appeared. According to a Bitsandchips.it, it would seem that AMD is going to allow both DDR3 and DDR4 support simultaneously on this platform.
The Toronto APU and CPU are part of the AMD Opteron platform and are going to use the Excavator cores. The previously leaked roadmap showed support for either DDR3 or DDR4 memory, but now it would appear that they are going to support both thanks to Dual IMCs (Integrated Memory Controller).
AMD has previously steered clear of DDR4 memory but seem to have reversed their decision. The Opteron platform currently houses the Berlin APU and Toronto is the successor of the same with the next revision of Bulldozer architecture. Both the APU and CPUs will have 4 cores.
Carrizo was supposed to have DDR4 Memory but this was abandoned due to the high cost of the memory in question. With Toronto aimed at the server market, costs aren’t so relevant as to the consumer market. As long as the performance increases relative to the costs, it will be a success. The fact that DDR4 supports a higher memory density at a lower power consumption increases these odds. Future compatibility is guaranteed as well..
As always, rumours should be treated as such and the slide isn’t in the best quality either. It will be interesting to see the official statements from AMD.
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