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(0) web-site has published its QuakeCon 2003 coverage with quite a lot of interesting AMD-related information including the first picture of AMD Athlon 64-M processor for mobile computers.

The chip is just a Socket 754 CPU without heat-spreader and with 3300BE model number. The performance rating suggests that the chip may be as powerful as Intel Mobile Pentium 4 3.06GHz or above, but at this point there is no information about its cache size or core-clock, hence, we cannot make any clams regarding this fact. In case the mobile Athlon 64-M processors have 1MB of L2 and run at about 2.0GHz core-clock, the CPUs will be capable of outperforming 3.06GHz Mobile Pentium 4 with 533MHz QPB and without HyperThreading technology.

Currently we also do not know if the AMD Athlon 64-M chips feature new additional power-saving technologies in addition to those that are currently found in Athlon XP-M processors.

The appearance of a picture of a real AMD Athlon 64-M processor for applications with lowered power consumption means that AMD is serious about such chips and will release them on time this September 23rd.

Check out other interesting stories from QuakeCon at here.


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