Jim Keller joined Mark Papermaster on stage at AMD's Core Innovation Update press conference and added a few more details to AMD's K12 announcement. Keller stressed AMD's expertise in building high frequency cores, as well as marrying the strengths of AMD's big cores with those of its low power cores. The resulting K12 core is a 64-bit ARM design, but Jim Keller also revealed that his team is working on a corresponding 64-bit x86 core.

The x86 counterpart doesn't have a publicly known name at this point, but it is a new design built from the ground up.

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  • whickywhickyjim - Monday, May 5, 2014 - link

    papermaster. what a perfect fit or a company that is fantastic at meaningless paper launches. thanks for not sharing if it will be am3+ compatible, amd. another snub to loyal customers.
  • MartinT - Monday, May 5, 2014 - link

    Yeah, because it's at all reasonable to expect a 2016 clean sheet CPU design to be hobbled by compatibility with a 2009 socket.

    What a load of bull.
  • whickywhickyjim - Monday, May 5, 2014 - link

    nice try, trollie. am3+ launched in q4 2011. customers were promised am3+ variants of steamroller and excavator that aren't going to be delivered. go suck a butt.
  • MartinT - Monday, May 5, 2014 - link

    Even if that were true, which I'm not sure it is, wouldn't you still be a fool for believing a promise made by AMD?
  • whickywhickyjim - Monday, May 5, 2014 - link

    more trolling statements, eh, trollie? tell your mom to stop calling me.
  • BPM - Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - link

    come on.there's no place for this in here.
  • Gizmosis350k - Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - link

    I agree, I for one am glad to see some good news coming out of AMD for once
  • ericore - Thursday, May 8, 2014 - link

    time to move out of mom's place whickywhickyjim
  • whickywhickyjim - Thursday, May 8, 2014 - link

    nah, your mom's place is alright. she makes good meatloaf.
  • cowzzwoc - Thursday, May 8, 2014 - link

    You are the most vile person on anandtech, congratulations

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