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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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