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Native quad-core en route

Yesterday during AMD's Q2'06 earnings conference call, AMD's President and Chief Operating Officer Dirk Meyer recapped the long term plans for the company.  Although the bulk of his comments were already stated in during the June AMD Analyst's Day, Meyer also added the tidbit that the company plans "to demonstration our next-generation processor core, in a native quad-core implementation, before the end of the year."  Earlier this year, AMD's Executive Vice President Henri Richard claimed this native-quad core processor would be called K8L.

Earlier AMD roadmaps have revealed that quad-core production CPUs would not utilize a native quad-core design until late 2007 or 2008. To put that into perspective AMD demonstrated the first dual-core Opteron samples in August 2004, with the processor tape out in June 2004.  The official launch of dual-core Opteron occurred on April 21, 2005.  On the same call Meyer announced that that the native quad-core would launch in the middle of 2007 -- suggesting the non-native quad-core Deerhound designs may come earlier than expected or not at all.

Just this past Wednesday, Intel one-upped K8L plans by announcing quad-core Kentsfield and Clovertown will ship this year, as opposed to Q1'07 originally slated by the company. 

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AMD needs do something
By nerdboy on 7/21/2006 10:47:34 PM , Rating: 0
AMD really needs to do something to stay in the game here. I mean conroe is kicking there asses. I thought once conroe came out AMD would have something to offer to the market that would be better but now i am seeing differntly. I have heard the rumors about RHT-(reverse hyper threading), which makes muti-cores act as one 1 but AMD dosn't say anything about it or if it even true. If it was true then AMD would be on top yet again but as of right now I would buy conroe instead of AMD.

RE: AMD needs do something
By Nehemoth on 7/21/2006 11:17:55 PM , Rating: 1
Somebody remember this roadmap??

as you can see AMD was supposed to release a processor with graphics and also with PCI Express controllers.
That's the ATI thing??

RE: AMD needs do something
By bob661 on 7/22/06, Rating: 0
RE: AMD needs do something
By masher2 on 7/22/2006 1:30:30 PM , Rating: 2
> "You win the dumb ass of the week award!!! Your prize is a tin foil hat with cologen breasts on it! "

Man...I was really hoping for that :(

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