New AMD64 Processors May Deliver Higher Performance

Advanced Micro Devices is likely to offer a yet another performance improvement with its microprocessors produced using 90nm process technology. A report over VR-Zone web-site claims some internal micro-architecture enhancements have been made to the forthcoming AMD64 microprocessors.

AMD64 to Run Faster?

The new Athlon 64 microprocessors with code-named Oakville and Winchester cores are reported to be a bit faster compared to the current Athlon 64 processors, the web-site claims citing its sources. The wire says that two Athlon 64 3500+ in PGA939 packaging were compared to reveal if there are any differences in speed, but mo actual performance numbers are given at this point.

While AMD is now quiet about peculiarities of its 64-bit chips produced at thinner fabrication process, earlier this year representatives for the Sunnyvale, California-based chipmaker said that quite natural capabilities of future-generation Athlon 64 and Opteron microprocessors could be SSE3 technology, improved pre-fetch mechanisms as well as thermal throttling. AMD did not disclose any actual time-frames for this improvements to arrive.

News source: X-bit labs

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