AMD Lima processor canned

Posted on Tuesday, Jul 03 2007 @ 17:06 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
AMD's latest roadmaps indicate that the company has cancelled the 65nm single-core Lima processor.
This leaves AMD with existing Orleans-based processors to carry the Athlon 64 brand. After Orleans models is EOL, there will be no more single-core Athlon 64 branded processors. Instead, AMD will position entry-level dual-core Athlon X2 processors based on Rana in the low end.

AMD will continue to ship single-core processors. However, all single-core processors will carry the Sempron brand. With Lima out of the picture, Sparta will be the next new single-core AMD processor. AMD expects to launch Sparta in September 2007 in 256KB and 128KB L2 configurations. Sparta arrives as a replacement for Orleans and Manila-core processors and is essentially a 65nm die-shrink of Manila.
In the first half of 2008 we can expect the single-core Spica and later in 2008 Sargas. Spica features 512KB L2 cache and HT3 while Sargas will be a 45nm chip with DDR3 support.


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