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AMD Tri-core Processor Details for 2008 and 2009
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Tuesday, 04 December 2007 11:34

AMD Tri-core Processor Details for 2008 and 2009
Kristopher Kubicki (Blog) - December 4, 2007 2:56 AM
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AMD has something for everyone with its new tri-core processors, but quite a lot is still marked "tentative"
AMD picked up big headlines the day before Intel's Fall Developer Forum with the announcement of its upcoming tri-core processors.
AMD's original release did not specify if this tri-core processor, code named Toliman, would be a totally new processor or merely a stripped-down version of the existing Agena core. The answer, it appears, is both.



In an embargoed corporate roadmap forwarded to DailyTech, details of these new triple-core oddities came to light.

The first triple-core processor, Toliman, is essentially a core-disabled version of the Agena quad-core processor. It includes a full Agena package, including the 2MB of shared L3 cache, with one core disabled.

Toliman, which will eventually herald the AMD Phenom 8000-product name, is scheduled to launch in February 2008 with mass availability in March. AMD representatives, speaking on conditions of anonymity, confirmed the initial 2.4 GHz Phenom 8700 and 2.3 GHz Phenom 8600 tri-core processors will launch with a 95W thermal envelope... More   Comment in the Forums
 

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