Sources familiar with Advanced Micro Devices" plans revealed some additional details about the forthcoming AMD Sempron processors for affordable personal computers.
According to the information X-bit labs has learnt, AMD Sempron is a product family that will live on for quite a while and will be compatible with various infrastructures. All chips will feature different specifications, performance and price and will not be compatible with each other in terms of packaging. Mobile AMD Sempron processors are likely to feature similar packaging with desktop products.
AMD Sempron for Socket A – Soon!
The initial AMD Sempron processors will be designed for Socket A infrastructure and will contain cores used in the current AMD Athlon XP microprocessors. The Sunnyvale, California-based chipmaker plans to replace AMD Athlon XP processors with AMD Sempron chips in the third quarter of the year, sources said. The first Sempron processors will extend life of Socket A mainboards with new SKUs and are likely to be available on the market for quite some time.
News source: Xbit labs
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