Revamped AMD Athlon 64 Chips to Debut at Computex

As previously reported, Advanced Micro Devices is likely to roll-out its new 64-bit microprocessors with more efficient design and higher performance at Computex 2004 show in Taipei, Taiwan.

Three New Chips Coming

According to various sources around the world wide web, there will be a number of new SKUs in AMD's product lineup starting from the 1st of June, 2004: AMD Athlon 64 3500+, AMD Athlon 64 3800+ and AMD Athlon 64 FX-53 for Socket 939.

AMD Athlon 64 processors with 939 pins will integrate 512KB of L2, only a half of the size incorporated into today's 754-pin chips, but will benefit from very efficient dual-channel memory controller that is likely to decrease the impact of cut-down cache and even improve performance of 939-pin chips over 754-pin processors with 1MB on-die secondary-level cache, which is why CPUs in different types of packaging will not have similar model numbers at equal clock-speeds. The AMD Athlon 64 FX parts will continue to have 1MB of L2 after the transition to Socket 939.

News source: X-bit labs

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