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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RE: Sorry AMD but
7/3/2007 11:27:05 AM
We also build instead of buying from an OEM (about 100 pc's). I put a 3500 in all of them. There simply is no need in our company to have 2 cores. Our main system still resides on an AS400 so most of the work is done on the server side. Even our newer sytems are SQL based and still most of the work is offloaded to the server. Most companies are this way most of the CPU usage is on the servers not the clients. Dual core for business is overkill in most cases. Now since it is just $30 more most get it anyway, but I think it is just a waste of $3000.
RE: Sorry AMD but
7/3/2007 11:53:03 AM
I'm in the same boat. Our machines are running P4 3.0 cpu's, and it's ALWAYS fast enough. We're also still running a lot of work on the AS400, which is archaic to say the least. The money it would cost our company to upgrade to dual cores would be ridiculous. Plus, it wouldn't benefit productivity at all. None of the software we're using is going to utilize 2 cores, so what's the point?
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