AMD Altair FX - 65nm with 6MB cache

Posted on Tuesday, Nov 28 2006 @ 15:45 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
The Inq learned some new info about AMD's upcoming quad-core Altair FX processor. It will be a 65nm part with clockspeeds between 2.7GHz and 2.9GHz. It will feature 2x 2MB dedicated L2 cache memory for each core and an additional 2MB K3 cache memory.
AMD moved fast from 1MB of memory on CPU to a magical 6MB. The CPU comes in the third quarter next year. AMD is still unready to announce the power consumption numbers but we know that Altair FX needs 120 Ampères for the CPU and an additional 20 Ampères for the north bridge. We are certainly talking about 125W or more power dissipation but this will heavily depend on the clock. The IO speed will increase from 2000MHz to 4000MHz or even more. The CPU will have an integrated memory controller, supports the so-called "Cool'n'Quiet, EVP enhanced virus protection, AMD-V architecture and it comes in the stunning F(1207)+ package.

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