The Computex 2006 trade show is over (at least for
DailyTech) but we still have a few tidbits of information here and there.
Over the past few days we've gotten a good look at some of the AMD Socket F
motherboards and chipsets,
and today we have a few shots of the CPUs at the DailyTech labs.
The OSA2218GAA6CQ is a dual-core 2.6GHz AMD Opteron Revision F processor, code
named Santa Rosa. The CPU features DDR2-667, Pacifica virtualization
support, Presido security extensions and 1207 land-grid array pins. Like
current Intel processors, AMD's Revision F Opterons have the entire pin
interconnects on the motherboard, and the processors simply use connected pads
to interface with the motherboard. The processor also features enhanced
memory RAS and registered DIMMs. An AM2 version of the processor dubbed Santa
Ana is expected later this year as well.
The general consensus from manufacturers is that the July 11 embargo
date that was originally set by AMD public relations may be overly
optimistic. The motherboards and CPUs appear ready, so the root of this
speculation may revolve around the actual channel launch date and not the OEM
AMD is expected to get at least one more revision out of the LGA-1207 Socket F;
the Deerhound quad-core
Revision G processor is also slated to use the LGA-1207 socket. After
Deerhound, AMD roadmaps show plans for quad-core K8L
processors using HyperTransport 3.0, but these same roadmaps have not confirmed
which socket interface the processors will use.