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AMD quad core plans revealed

Computex 2005 Sooner than you think
Mon Jun 06 2005, 19:00
THE NICE THING ABOUT large trade shows is you get face time with the right people, so you can confirm or deny things is a flash.

This time was the whopper that I have been chasing for a while, the four core Opteron.

Well, it is real, there is a four core beastie coming with the F-Step CPUs in Q1. Yes, I said Q1.

This says that the AMD 65 nanometre process is on track, or that the quad core will be delayed, but it is shooting for Q1. One AMD wag told me "but that would make it a 300mm chip" as a sort of denial, and then started grinning his ass off, so it would have to be a 65 nanometre product, but who knows?

With a sufficient price premium, AMD could probably justify a 90 nanometre QC chip. 2006 is already shaping up to be a lot of fun. µ


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