Facts & Assumptions about the Architecture of AMD Opteron and Athlon 64

An attentive reader has both pros and cons. On one hand, he/she usually gets the idea of the article. On the other hand, sometimes such readers guess what the author didn't mean to unveil.

A technical presentation is not a less odd thing. One one hand, they are anxious to tell you as much as possible about their product. But if everything is uncovered, then what to speak of at launch? Besides, in this case the competitors will get a chance to adjust their plans. That is why a poor marketer looks for a balance trying both to eat a fish and not to get his ears wet.

As you know, AMD keeps on promising to release new-generation processors based on the Hammer core - Athlon 64 and Opteron. The first is meant for the desktop market, while the other for the server sector. Now we will look into and analyze information we have about these processors.

As you remember, the new AMD's processor have several key elements:

  • x86-64 architecture
  • processor core
  • integrated memory controller
  • Hyper Transport based input/output bus

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News source: Digital Life

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