by Anton Shilov
07/05/2004 | 06:24 AM
Advanced Micro Devices might have started to ship its first microprocessors made using 90nm silicon-on-insulator process technology to certain clients, as may be suggested from a picture of an AMD64 chip that is reported to be produced using 90nm fabrication process.
VR-Zone web-site who published the photo said that AMD Athlon 64 processor in the picture was code-named
The web-site reports that desktop flavour of
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 declined to comment on the report, but 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.