Confirming AMD's release schedule is a processor roadmap dated July 10. The folks over at Ati Forum have managed to snag themselves said roadmap, detailed below.
earlier conjecture, a cheaper model, Phenom II X6 1045T, is likely to hit retail shelves in Q3 2010. Ongoing process refinement tends to be a harbinger for faster-clocked models of current chips and that seems to be the case for the rest of the range.
The most interesting part of the leaked roadmap is at the bottom. Arriving late in Q4 2010 and dubbed 'Zacate', AMD's Fusion part aimed at the notebook market gets a retail name. There will be two models, according to the 'map, differentiated with respect to cores and TDPs. Both the single- and dual-core models, shipping with TDPs of 18W and 25W, respectively, will feature DX11 graphics and will be presented in a laptop-friendly BGA form factor. What's a little unclear is whether Zacate refers to the 32nm Llano or 40nm Ontario implementation of AMD's upcoming mobile APUs. If we were betting we'd call it in favour of Ontario.
The TDPs indicate that the all-in-one chips will provide the backbone for AMD's mainstream notebook offerings for 2011, so we'll have to wait a while longer before the netbook market is properly serviced by lower-power APUs.