AMD K8L architecture previewed

Posted on Wednesday, Aug 23 2006 @ 22:00 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
X-bit Labs takes a look at the upcoming K8L processor architecture from AMD.
The K8L is being originally designed as a quad-core chip. Its four execution cores will reside on a single silicon wafer and will all be connected to a shared L3 cache, to a common crossbar and to a common memory controller.

The already known and expected micro-architectural improvements in the upcoming processor will be discussed in this article. We will compare it with the Conroe micro-architecture to evaluate its possible fortes and weaknesses as well as future perspectives.
Read on over at X-bit Labs


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