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AMD to change its processor rating scheme

Posted on Friday, December 22 2006 @ 01:53:45 CET by

AMD is going to drop its current processor rating scheme, HKEPC reports. The first processors without the current PR scheme will be the next-generation Stars CPUs.
Such decision is a win-win strategy. As Intel realized clock speeds could no longer solely differentiate the performance of different, instead microarchitecture plays an important role in nowadays race, the MHz race ended and PR now more a less become meaningless. Moreover, this figure is quite exaggerated for AMD’s dual core products as it doubled the original number; if this rule continues, PR values for the upcoming quad core will become bizarre and is nonsense. Together with the great architecture’s improvement implemented in the next-generation Stars processor, AMD is now considering if this new processor can bare a new family line, and its scheme for model numbering is in revision.

In the short future, AMD will release its top dual-core processor, Athlon 64 X2 6000+ (3GHz/1MB L2x2), in Q1 2007. Previously named Athlon 64 FX-64, Athlon 64 X2 6000+ is fabricated in 90nm process and has 89W and 125W TDP edition. In addition, AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ is the last division of Citie processor.



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