AMD Cancels 'Lima'

Advanced Micro Devices roadmaps reveal the company recently cancelled its single-core Lima processor, the 65nm Athlon 64 refresh. This means Orleans-based processors will be the last to carry the Athlon 64 brand after which AMD will position entry-level dual-core Athlon X2 processors based on Rana in the low end. With Lima out of the picture, Sparta will be the next new single-core AMD processor. AMD expects to launch Sparta in September 2007 in 256KB and 128KB L2 configurations. Sparta arrives as a replacement for Orleans and Manila-core processors and essentially a 65nm die-shrink of Manila. Expect Sparta to take Lima's place beginning in September.

News source: DailyTech

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Yeah, I really don't see where they're aiming these CPUs at. PDAs? UMPCs? I don't see these as doing any good in a desktop/laptop.

Ledward said,
Are they serious? 128KB and 256KB L2?

What year are they in?

Clearly this is a VERY economical version of their processor line. Surely they are not releasing this to compete because by the time it does come out, the C2D's 1333 Mhz FSB will be widespread with it's 8 MB cache option.

Ledward said,
Are they serious? 128KB and 256KB L2?

What year are they in?


Contrary to popular belief, not all people need a CPU with 128MB of L2 and/or 64MB of L3 cache. Entry level, low cost, low power systems work just fine on CPU's with sub-512KB L2 caches. Even entry level business machines. These CPU's are in no way intended to be used in higher level workstation machines, servers, gaming monsters, etc.

Heh, when they do the final unvealing of the product @ maybe CES 2008, they say "I am Sparta!!!!!" and drop the projector screen covered by the logo sticker.

^ haha. Hopefully they will find something though, that will put them back into competition with Intel. The days of Slot A Athlons and the Athlon XPs seem to be over...but I wish the competition would come back!

srstakey said,
^ haha. Hopefully they will find something though, that will put them back into competition with Intel. The days of Slot A Athlons and the Athlon XPs seem to be over...but I wish the competition would come back!

I still love and hugging my socket 754 processor thats still running

Shof said,
I still love and hugging my socket 754 processor thats still running

Mine's doing so, but it is doing so with a Socket A CPU fan bodged onto it :laugh:

And lmao @ #2, excellent idea