AMD’s Korona Desktop Platform fused with Northbridge

AMD’s next generation high-end desktop platform named ‘Korona’ will fuse the processor silicon with the Northbridge entirely. Currently the ‘Scorpius’ platform which is on its way of being fully launched this year follow a slightly older platform layout of the processor with IMC, and a 2-chip chipset. Scorpius includes AMD’s upcoming ‘Zambezi’ processors and AMD’s 9-series desktop chipsets with a AM3+ sockets.  The Korona platform is due to be released sometime in 2012 and will consist of a new CPU architecture called ‘PileDriver’ that succeeds the yet to be released ‘Bulldozer’. Nothing is really known about PileDriver except that the first high-end CPU’s will be codenamed ‘Komodo’ and it will have a whopping 10 cores.

Since this will be a major release there’s almost certainty that the new Koronoa chips will not be using the AM3+ chipset but rather a brand new socket called FM2. Koronoa combines Komodo CPU’s with Hudson’s D4 Fusion Controller Hub or (FCH) which is just a fancy Southbridge.


Share this article:

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on tumblr
Share on email
Share on whatsapp

Recent Posts

Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth Gaming News

Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth and What’s Next For Xbox | Let’s Chat

Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth is the next big game set for release and the rumor mill has been set ablaze with talks of Xbox going multi-platform. We take a few …

Gaming News

The Pimax Crystal 8K VR Headset | CES 2024

AR and VR were some of the bigger topics during this year’s CES. Last year I was able to go hands-on with the Pimax Portal but this year it was …


NVIDIA Announces 40 Series Super Cards and More at CES 2024

A year can’t go by without a huge announcement from NVIDIA. During CES 2024 in Las Vegas, NVIDIA announced an upgrade to its 40 series cards. The GeForce RTX 40 …

Game Reviews

Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora Impressions

Videogames based on movies have been around as far back as the release of E.T. on the Atari back in 1982. Movie-based video games have not always been the best …

Lucid Game Thumbnail Gaming News

The First Celestoidvania – Lucid Interview

If you enjoyed Celeste and games like Metroid and Castlevania, Lucid is a game that you need to keep your eye out for. We have had the chance to check …

Fallout - Woman exiting the vault Movies & TV

Amazon’s Fallout Series Teaser Trailer

Live-action video game adaptations continue to get better and better. The Last of Us showed us what was possible when retelling the stories of a great video game on screen. …