More AMD Next Generation Desktop Details Leaked
January 26, 2007 8:13 AM
AMD's native quad-core design picks up more steam
In a series of memos forwarded to
, industry insiders discussed the upcoming launch frequencies regarding AMD's next-generation architecture, previously dubbed
AMD Executive Vice President Henri Richard
. Since then, AMD has generally referred to the next-generation chips as the
specifically denotes the high-performance quad-core server processor codename.
Some details of next-generation AMD desktop processors, the
were revealed late last year
The desktop equivalent of
, is the 65nm flagship of AMD's next-generation desktop processors. Launch frequencies were quoted at "2.4 - 2.6GHz." Previous roadmaps had indicated
would debut at 2.7 to 2.9 GHz. Agena will have a 2MB L2 and 2MB L3 cache per CPU. AMD's internal guidance denotes this as a 125W TDP processor. As the flagship,
will be the first next-generation desktop launch and is scheduled for Q3'07.
, the dual-core mainstream next-generation desktop processor was quoted as having launch frequencies of "2.0 - 2.9GHz." Unlike the quad-core
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.
, the next-generation
successor codename, will launch with frequencies in the 2.1 to 2.3 GHz range. The dual-core CPUs will feature 1MB of total L2 cache, but no L3 cache.
TDP is rated at 65W.
will not launch with the
flagship; AMD roadmaps have the processor launching at the same time as the Energy Efficient
processors, or approximately Q4'07 if the launch schedule holds together.
As previously reported on
will use AM2+ motherboards
. 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.
codename also appears to still exist on the roadmap. The only difference at this point between
will use the Socket 1207+ interface.
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