The top speed of this CPU at launch is 2.8GHz and it only comes with 4x512KB L2 cache, total of 2MB but lacks L3 cache memory completely. This might be one of the smallest quad cores, at least from AMD, as L3 memory takes up a large portion of the CPU. Faster iterations might come later.
Rana is based on Propus and it’s a three core with 1.5MB L2 cache, no L3 cache and the top speed of 2.9GHz with a possibility to come at higher speeds.
AMD Propus and Rana to arrive next month
Posted on Wednesday, Aug 26 2009 @ 01:11 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck