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AMD's K10 is delayed or dead

The replacement is......
Thu Nov 03 2005, 07:20
THE K10 LOOKS TO BE dead, or at least really really delayed.

In this game, cores age about as well as mayonnaise in the sun, so while it could be a simple year or two delay, we think it is much more likely that the core is history.

Like the horrendously complex eight issue K9 before it, I would bet good money that it will slip beneath the waves without a hiccup.

Either way, if you were expecting the K10 in 2007, don't, and maybe not in 2008 either. To make up for it, there is a new chip called K8L to slot in the middle, but little is known about that, as yet.

What we do know is that it will start out at four cores, and quite possibly will move to eight in short order.

Either way, this is not good news for AMD. It needed something big to counter the second generation Merom cores, and K10 was it. Lets hope K8L is up to the task. µ


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