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Excavator is a microarchitecture under development by AMD to succeed Steamroller. On October 12, 2011, AMD revealed Excavator to be the code name for the fourth-generation Bulldozer-based core. The Excavator based APU will be codenamed Carrizo, scheduled for a 2015 release. Excavator is expected to support new instructions such as SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AES, PCLMUL, AVX, BMI, F16C, MOVBE, AVX2, BMI2 and RDRAND.
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