AMD Cancels "Lima"
Anh Tuan Huynh
July 2, 2007 5:07 PM
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AMD kills "Lima," leaving "Sparta" to succeed "Manila" and "Orleans"
AMD roadmaps reveal the company recently cancelled its single-core
, the 65nm Athlon 64 refresh. AMD began shipping Lima inventory earlier this year, however, the company since removed the codename from its roadmap. “65nm Lima Athlon 64 single-core models have been removed from the roadmap and EOL on several Orleans models has been modified,” the AMD roadmap states.
This leaves AMD with existing
-based processors to carry the Athlon 64 brand. After
models is EOL, there will be no more single-core Athlon 64 branded processors. Instead, AMD will position entry-level dual-core
processors based on
in the low end.
AMD will continue to ship single-core processors. However, all single-core processors will carry the Sempron brand. With
out of the picture,
will be the next new single-core AMD processor. AMD expects to launch
in September 2007 in 256KB and 128KB L2 configurations.
arrives as a replacement for
-core processors and is essentially a 65nm die-shrink of
-based successor arrives in 1H’2008 in the form of
introduces a larger 512KB L2 and HT3 on a Socket AM2+ platform to the Sempron lineup. Succeeding
, which shrinks the fabrication process to 45nm and adds DDR3 memory support.
place beginning in September.
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Not a big surprise
7/2/2007 6:14:16 PM
Not really surprised there. A 65nm K8 would be cheap to produce, but Sempron is even smaller and is good enough for single core. Considering that the X2s start at $65, I don't think there's a market left for single core Athlons. AMD would be better off using that fab space on something K10-based or ATI-based. Shrinking a K8 would be a wasted exercise.
RE: Not a big surprise
7/2/2007 7:10:29 PM
Indeed, since X2's became popular, the usefulness of single core Athlons became slim to none for anyone who doesn't already own one. Why spend x amount on an athlon when for a few dollars more you can get a dual core, and for several dollars less you can get a sempron which will perform adequately.
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