AMD Microprocessor Plans for 2004

Sources close to Advanced Micro Devices unveiled some of the company's plans concerning next year desktop central processing unit products. As anticipated, the company will continue to use Socket 754 and 940 form-factors till some point, but will also bring 939-pin 64-bit processors with faster bus.

As noted officially, AMD will utilize 6 cores for its microprocessors next year. AMD will produce CPUs in various packages using the same cores, therefore, there will be no strict correlation between a core and a type of packaging. Moreover, currently there is no severe correlation between speed-bins and cores at this point. According to our sources, there will be following processor types next year:

  • ClawHammer 940-pin – 1MB L2 cache, dual-channel memory controller, made at 0.13 micron SOI nodes.

  • ClawHammer 939-pin – 1MB L2 cache, dual-channel memory controller, Cool'n'Quiet technology, made at 0.13 micron SOI nodes.

  • Newcastle 939-pin – 512KB L2 cache, dual-channel memory controller, Cool'n'Quiet technology, made at 0.13 micron SOI nodes.

  • Winchester 939-pin – 512KB L2 cache, dual-channel memory controller, Cool'n'Quiet technology, made at 90nm SOI nodes.

  • San Diego 939-pin – 1MB L2 cache, dual-channel memory controller, Cool'n'Quiet technology, made at 90nm SOI nodes.

News source: X-bit labs

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