by Anton Shilov
07/12/2004 | 11:17 AM
Advanced Micro Devices is likely to offer a yet another performance improvement with its microprocessors produced using 90nm process technology. A report over VR-Zone web-site claims some internal micro-architecture enhancements have been made to the forthcoming AMD64 microprocessors.
AMD64 to Run Faster?
The new Athlon 64 microprocessors with code-named
While AMD is now quiet about peculiarities of its 64-bit chips produced at thinner fabrication process, earlier this year representatives for the Sunnyvale, California-based chipmaker said that quite natural capabilities of future-generation Athlon 64 and Opteron microprocessors could be SSE3 technology, improved pre-fetch mechanisms as well as thermal throttling. AMD did not disclose any actual time-frames for this improvements to arrive.
AMD’s 90nm Transition On-Track
According to the recently unveiled roadmap, the Sunnyvale, California-based chipmaker plans to release a number of AMD Opteron processors code-named
In the first half of next year AMD will release the successor of its AMD Athlon 64 FX chip with core code-named
According to unofficial sources, AMD’s Athlon 64 FX-57 processor at 2.80GHz made using 90nm Silicon-on-Insulator process technology will be released in Q2 2005. A slightly slower AMD Athlon 64 FX-55 chip at 2.60GHz will be available in Q4 2004.
In the second half of next year AMD will initiate production of dual-core processors for various market segments using 90nm SOI process.
Representatives from Advanced Micro Devices said the company started shipments of samples products using 90nm process technology in Q2 2004 and is on track to begin volume commerical production of such devices in Q3 2004.
Officials for AMD did not comment on the news-story.