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AMD has a response to Intel Woodcrest server chips

The K8L is an FP monster
Fri Feb 24 2006, 08:10
AMD IS NOT going to sit still in the face of Conroe and Woodcrest, but it will take them until the first half of 2007 to mount a comeback.

We have referred to the new chip as K8L, but it looks like there are several variants that will come out in 2007.

AMD has been talking up specialised laptop chips, and other things that seem to differ more from each other than the current Turion/A64/Opteron mix.

The first of these that we have heard about is the server variant, and it will be a killer. It has 2x the floating point units, and sources tell us that it will push about 1.5x the floating point performance of the current chips in the real world.

Woodcrest is going to be an Int monster, but slightly weaker on the FP side. This chip, be it K8L or a new code name, should blow Woody out of the FP waters. µ


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