Intel will release its first quad-core processors next month. AMD's quad-core processors will take a bit longer to reach the market, according to The Inq the company plans to release its first quad-core CPUs in the third quarter of next year.
WE'VE seen the future of AMD's FX CPUs. The first one to come after the FX70, 72 and 74 November announcement is the FX76. This baby will work at 3.2GHz, and will have the same specification as the previous CPUs covered in an earlier story today, here.
The FX 76 will be a 2P Socket F 1207 pin CPU with the hypertransport bus clocked at 2000 MHz, and the CPU frequency at 3.2 GHz. It comes with two times 1 MB cache memory on a CPU, like the November ones, built on a 90 nanometre SOI, dual core Winsdor core with a maximum thermal dissipation of 125W.
The quad core will be based on Altair FX core and is scheduled for Q3 next year, so AMD will have to survive for a long time without a real quad core. This one will end up clocked between 2.7 and 2.9GHz and will have 2MB dedicated L2 plus 2MB shared L3 cache.