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AMD's K10: a "dead" product or not? - Detailed Look at L2 vs L3 Cache

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What both companies are banking on is the HK tech bringing the cache hit cycles down close to what the L2 is. If this HK process is used in the NB then we might see Hydra go up against Neha. The NB on AMDs curent K10 chips dropped this to 2Ghz which is below the CPU speed. On K8, the NB ran at CPU speed. The next step will be getting 30,60 and 100 meg caches due to the load that current programming trends are starting to put on machines. The other point is X86 has to go. Cell processors are more efficient at what they do and will be the trend. It won't be long until cell tech bumps X86 out. Which ever company sees the bridge to supporting x86 in cell architecture the that co will own the next generation of systems.