AMD shakes up x86 CPU world with two new designs

Companies rarely make big news at financial analyst day events, but AMD bucked that trend Wednesday by unveiling details of its newly revamped roadmap, its two brand-new processor architectures, and its plans for CPU/GPU integration. (AMD and Intel also made some other news together). Rather than attempt a comprehensive overview of what was announced, I'll walk you through the two new processor architectures, leaving the CPU/GPU "Fusion" revelations and roadmap specifics for a second article.

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