AMD preparing Athlon 64 with less cache

Posted on Saturday, Jul 01 2006 @ 01:25 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
AMD plans to release a new Athlon 64 with only 2x256KB L2 cache:
AMD recently discontinued all of its 2x1MB L2 cache processors less than two weeks after the processors were announced. This may be an indicator that low-bin Athlon 64 X2 processors will instead transition to 2x256KB cache configurations, instead of the 2x512KB parts that were previously the low-bin. However, since the CPU is only an engineering sample, it’s not easy to determine if AMD will even publically announce the CPU, or if it will simply become an OEM-only component for high quantity system builders like the original Socket 939 Semprons.
More details at DailyTech.


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