A list of the specs for the new family of processors based on Piledrive has just been released! The family's codename is Vishera, named after an island that forms a part of the Southern Islands to the south of Singapore. The new family has the product names as expected, but a lot has changed in the meantime while Bulldozer has been fighting it out for market relevance.
I'll admit that I've been waiting a while for something concrete to pop up for AMD's next batch of chips. Since the release of Bulldozer the company has been focusing its efforts on their APU lineup and working on the mobile Piledriver cores, dubbed Trinity, which NAG recently reviewed in their September edition (which will be detailed on the site sometime this week) in a HP Pavilion DM6 Ultrabook alternative. While the updates Trinity brings to the notebook segment are noteworthy, its the desktop that needs a significant performance overhaul as Intel's Ivy Bridge CPUs begin to chew into more market share. And it seems like the company has been doing a lot of work judging by the changes in the specs sheet.