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AMD's K8L quad core on schedule

For Q1 2007
Tue Jul 11 2006, 13:29
DESPITE news reported by our Taiwanese colleagues, our well informed sources confirms that AMD's quad core Athlon 64 X2 successor is on schedule. As we reported before, this CPU is slated for early 2007 and if all goes well we should be able to get it in early Q1 2007.

There are no significant problems and obstacles with the design and the CPU won't be delayed till 2008. This is AMD's horse to run as the firm knows that it needs a lot more than K8 dual core to fight the upcoming Conroe. The new Intel desktop CPU is due to arrive in just thee days from now and is getting ready to win most of the benchmarks versus Athlon X2 5000+ and the FX62.

AMD traditionally doesn't tell everything to its motherboard partners and very few of them knew about the 4x4 platform before the last minute. I guess it is the same with the K8L quad core as AMD wants to catch Intel dozing and to take its crown back one more time.

So the quad core is definitely due earlier before 2008, I can tell you that.

Here is the Digitimes story. µ


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