AMD has confirmed that the coming microarchitecture Bulldozer will not only get a new and more multi-threading-friendly layout. It has also revised the integrated memory controller for better CPU and memory performance, not the least in server installations.
AMD Bulldozer will premier on the server market and in the official AMD blog John Fruehe recently replied to a number of questions surrounding Bulldozer and its architecture. Even if the details were few he did share the following comment.
There will be enhancements to our memory controllers, things we can’t talk about just yet, that we expect to help reduce the time to access memory, both locally and remotely.
Exactly what advantages we will be seeing in Bulldozer’s new memory controller remains be seen, but beside higher DDR3 clock frequencies we expect deep changes in the design, which should also have a positive impact in desktop applications.