As expected, AMD's next-gen desktop technology will be first be showcased with in the yet-to-be announced Quad-Core Athlon 64 FX. At recent demonstrations of the AMD 4x4, Quad-Core has certainly been referenced as a desktop part. The slide below shows you the map of the upcoming Quad-Core Opteron as well as the Athlon 64 FX.Check it out over HardOCP.
Certainly the highlights here are 65nm SOI which should bring power usage down even further, "enhanced" Instructions per Clock, and a totally redesigned cache system that introduces a shared L3 cache. And most importantly the Quad-Core design.
AMD next-generation CPU slides
Posted on Tuesday, Aug 22 2006 @ 16:59 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck