Previously, in 2014, AMD released a surprise product, AMD K12, AMD’s first self-designed 64-bit ARMv8 architecture core, and AMD plans to officially launch the K12 in 2016 and apply it to high-density servers, embedded, semi-customized, ultra-low power consumption and more.
The project was led by Jim Keller, then AMD’s chief architect, but then God jumped to Tesla, and the K12 project was gone.
However, in a recentmedia exposure of AMD’s latest roadmap, an ARM processor called K12 FFX appeared in front of everyone.
Compared with the x86 unified desktop six years ago, Qualcomm, Microsoft and even Apple are now planning or equipping ARM processors in notebook products, and AMD’s return to the K12 project is justified.
It’s not clear how the K12 FFX will be available, but it may be the same as the Zen 2, but AMD should n’do it in the smartphone processor market.