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June 6, 2006 didn't fit AMD's schedule

We just got official confirmation from motherboard and chipset manufacturers in Taiwan -- AMD has moved the official launch date of Athlon 64 DDR2 up two weeks to May 23, 2006. AMD roadmaps have previously put the AM2 launch at June 6, 2006 (during Computex 2006), but since motherboards and CPUs are already completed, the launch will be pushed up. AMD insiders tell us Conroe's launch date was also a factor in pushing the AM2 launch date up, though even we do not know the exact date Intel's Conroe will launch.

AMD's latest advisories claimed the following:
  • May 16, 2006: Global announcement of Energy Efficient Processor roadmap and pricing
  • May 23, 2006: Global announcement of Socket AM2 and new desktop product availability and pricing
  • May 31, 2006: Global announcement of AMD LIVE! desktop system availability


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RE: What about speculative execution?
By nrb on 4/19/2006 11:19:25 AM , Rating: 2
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The best way to achieve better multi-core performance is for applications to better multi-threaded in designed. This not only helps with multi( not just dual ) core cpus but also with dual and multi cpu computers.
Well, obviously , yes, but a CPU can't dynamically recompile existing applications to make them multi-threaded! It's conceivable that something like speculative execution could squeeze a little bit more performance out of a single-threaded app. AMD have certainly got to do something .


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