Well, with the B2 stepping that is all behind AMD. AMD can make the Kuma Dual core processor work at 1.6 GHz at a mere 0.94V while the B0 stepping needed as much as 1.13V to get this speed.They also found out that the quad-core K10 B2 CPU needs 1.08V for 1.6GHz.
The Kuma Dual core B2 stepping can work at 3 GHz speed with 1.25V while the first B0 revision needed the same 1.25 voltage for its maximum 2.4 GHz clock.
As the B1 stepping was buggy AMD needed to go for B2 and it looks like things should be fine for AMD. As we reported yesterday, the Kuma Dual core can work at 3.4 GHz with a bit more voltage.
AMD Kuma DC needs 0.94V for 1.6GHz
Posted on Sunday, Aug 05 2007 @ 01:26 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck