The new K10.5 is 45nm and it is codenamed Hexa. It is AM2+ and AM3 compatible and we are expecting two different version. The AM3 version supports DDR3 while the AM2 part supports DDR2 memory. The new Tri core chip will have 6MB of L3 cache and there will be a version without L3 cache, probably significantly cheaper.The site also claims that the performance of the tri-core processors should be very close to the performance of the quad-core processors, especially in everyday applications.
This makes sure that K10 based Toliman is not just a one time thing and that AMD plans to continue it in 2009.
AMD 45nm K10.5 CPUs slated for 1H 2009
Posted on Tuesday, Feb 12 2008 @ 18:50 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck