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youthemandan said:A64's will have a 1mb L2 cache
The upcoming AMD Opteron and AMD Athlon 64 processors are designed for different markets. For the server/workstation market, the AMD Opteron processor will undergo more stringent validation and reliability testing. Another difference will be in the number of HyperTransport links embedded on the chip. The AMD Athlon 64 processor will contain one HyperTransport link offering 6.4 GB/s data transfer while the AMD Opteron processor will offer three links. The processors will also contain different amounts of cache.
OC-Master said:The Athlon64 features the world's first full speed on-die FSB which means your FSB runs at the same MHz as the CPU. The Athlon64 will feature 1MB of L2 cache and 256KB if L1 cache. The bottleneck of the Athlon64 is just too obvious,, the memory of course. AMD still has not changed the design of the memory controller and they say that DDR333 memory is still the standard design with the CPU being capable of supporting DDR400.
AMD needs to get there act together and allow support for Dual channel, not single channel so that memory bandwidth can be effectively doubled.
Dual Channel DDRII 533 would also be nice!
According to there PR ratings, even the slowest Athlon64 is supposed to be on par with the P4 3.20GHz. Athlon64 flavours so far are,
3400+, 3800+ and 4200+
Ok, care to tell me where you got these wonderful facts from?
Facts which you somehow believe are more reliable than the ones posted on AMD's own website?
Stop preaching speculation unless you can support it. There is a quote on AMD's website, on their roadmap, which shows that in H1 2004 when the 90nm version of the A64 comes out, there will be two different kinds. The "San Deigo" and the "Paris".
Scaling the cache up from 512KB to 1MB with a process move sounds sensible (but again, I might point out that the 512KB is only specualation on my part), while it has been said that the 256KB version is what will hopefully fill in the low end, where the Duron once was.