Following after the launch of its first 90nm notebook CPU, the Athlon 64 3000+, AMD will start agressively migrating to 90nm processes for its desktop and notebook processor lineup during this quarter.
The current core for the Athlon 64 3000+ CPU, codenamed Oakville, will continue to be used for AMD’s notebook lineup until the first quarter of 2005. The Oakville will then be replaced by a new core, the Lancaster, which will have a 1MB L2 cache and clock speeds of 2GHz (Athlon 64 3200+) and 2.2GHz (Athlon 64 3400+), the sources said.
AMD also plans to unveil a new desktop CPU, codenamed Palermo, built using a 90nm SOI (silicon-on-insulator) process, in the first half of 2005, the sources noted.
During the first half of next year, AMD will also introduce two 90nm CPUs, codenamed Sonora and Georgetown, for notebooks, the sources said.