More AMD Next Generation Desktop Details Leaked

All processors below are under the Stars series and will use AM2+ motherboards, except Agena FX. These processors can plug into existing AM2 motherboards today given the proper BIOS updates, but without the AM2+ sockets Stars processors will drop down to the HyperTransport 1.0 bus speeds.

The desktop equivalent of Barcelona, codenamed Agena, is the 65nm flagship of AMD's first next-generation desktop launch, scheduled for Q3'07. Launch frequencies are at "2.4 - 2.6GHz" although previous roadmaps indicated 2.7 to 2.9 GHz. Agena will be 125W TDP processors with 2MB L2 and 2MB L3 cache. Agena FX will be available with the Socket 1207+ interface.

Kuma, the dual-core mainstream next-generation desktop processor was quoted as having launch frequencies of "2.0 - 2.9GHz." Kuma will feature 1MB of L2 and 2MB of shared L3 cache. Kuma will launch with both 89W and 65W TDP variants, but Energy Efficient models scheduled for 35W TDP will follow shortly after.

Rana, the next-generation Sempron successor codename, will launch with frequencies in the 2.1 to 2.3 GHz range. The 65W TDP dual-core CPUs will feature 1MB of total L2 cache, but no L3 cache. According to AMD roadmaps, Rana will launch at the same time as the Energy Efficient Kuma processors – approximately Q4'07.

News source: DailyTech

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Actually if you've been paying attention AMD is quietly focusing on thier new Quad Core line. It's already been said to beat the current intel quad cores. AMD realizes they lost the dual core market currently. But you should thank AMD as thier agressive pricing has forced intel to not be so greedy

just wish they would stop changing the damn socket design, makes it so exspensive to keep up, was happy back in the day where 1 socket lasted for years and years

All processors below are under the Stars series and will use AM2+ motherboards, except Agena FX. These processors can plug into existing AM2 motherboards today given the proper BIOS updates, but without the AM2+ sockets Stars processors will drop down to the HyperTransport 1.0 bus speeds

Can some one explain me this? So If I buy an Am2 motherboard today... and a AM2+ Processor (at the 3thd quarter) - I will have the full potential of the processor? Will it have HT2 or HT3?

In other words, If I have a today's Am2 motherboard ... and a AM2+ Processor will it have a loss compering with a AM2+ motherboard with an AM2+ Processor?

I Realy whant to know beacouse I think that AMD will win over Intel again.

AMD won over Intel only twice, first with the Pentium 1Ghz, the Athlon was there before them. And again with the Athlon64 only because of a huge flop from Intel (Netburst) with the P4.

Other than that, Intel CPU where almost allways faster than AMD.

Now Intel is back in the game with the Core/Core2/Quad and AMD will be left behind like it was before the P4 flop.


RAID 0 said,
Not exactly. AMD and Intel has been going back and forth since the 486 days. AMD's 486 beat the Intel P-75. Check the link......AMD 486

Hah. You idiot, Intel's own 486 could bet it's Pentium I 75MHz. Same with every other 486 clone.

Croquant said,

Hah. You idiot, Intel's own 486 could bet it's Pentium I 75MHz. Same with every other 486 clone.

HAHA... OK YOU ****ING MORON, then why did they release a slower chip, with a different socket, and architecture? Any link to back up that bull**** statement? Or did you just pull that out of your ass, like that small rodent you hid up there a few days ago?

Interesting, it may not beat Core 2 Duo yet, but may give some good alternatives if the price is set correct.
Funny how nothing pass the 3GHz barrier that no Athlon have passed. (the 6000+ is not yet released and it's always reported)