AMD Announces "Brisbane" 65nm Processors
Anh Tuan Huynh
December 5, 2006 1:27 AM
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Athlon 64 X2 gets the 65nm treatment
oday announced its long-awaited 65nm
core Athlon 64 X2 processors
. This begins AMD’s transition to 65nm from 90nm. AMD expects to transition its complete product lineup to 65nm in mid-2007. Nevertheless, four
Athlon 64 X2 processors are launching today—the 5000+, 4800+, 4400+, and 4000+. All 65nm
core processors are equipped with 2x512KB of L2 cache.
AMD Athlon 64 X2
, AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processors equipped with 2x1MB of L2 cache will become a thing of the past as AMD completes its 65nm transition. While AMD has announced its
core 65nm processors, the processors only available in limited quantities. Expect mass availability in Q1’2007.
OEMs are expected to deliver
powered systems as well. These OEMs include Acer, Dell, Founder, Gateway, HP, Lenovo, Packard Bell and TongFang. Dell is expected to adopt
65nm processors in its Optiplex and Dimension desktops while Acer is expected to have
powered Aspire systems too.
65nm processors start at $169 for the 4000+ and goes up to $301 for the 5000+ in quantities of 1000. Do note that
core processors are still K8 based and not
K8L like the upcoming
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RE: Why the hate
12/7/2006 3:54:22 PM
In theoretical terms, according to yield prediction models yield is a function of die size. Since the die size for a 65nm process is definitely smaller than a 90nm one one should expect yields to be higher. This is of course true only from a modeling perspective and it is true when you compare two dies from the same process but with different sizes (that is one of the reasons why intel released a quad core from 2 dies rather than one native quad core). As mino said there is no way to really say whether the process has really matured or not because yield numbers are extremely confidential and it is totally proprietary information. The only way to say if someone is having trouble ramping up is when you look at the supply chains (PS3 is an excellent example; the blue ray diode thingy is having pathetic yield and hence the bottleneck). Initial yield issues in process shift will be negated to a certain extent to the wafer throughput (dies/wafer). In the end everyone lives! So peace out guys
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