In the third quarter of next year AMD will release the 65nm quad-core K8L Altair processor.
It will feature clock speeds between 2.7 and 2.9GHz. Each core will have 512KB L2 cache and all four cores will share 2MB L3 cache.
The quad-core series that AMD will launch in the third quarter next year include Athlon 64FX and Athlon 64X4 parts, the sources indicated.
However, AMD's branch office in Taiwan today declined to comment on its planning for the quad-core platform.
The sources revealed that Altair will adopt Hyper-Transport 3.0, but the K8L platform will be compatible with K8 motherboards that run Hyper-Transport 1.0.