AMD to ditch its PR rating system?

— 12:02 PM on December 20, 2006

Yesterday's forum tidings post was quite topical, apparently. HKEPC has heard from its sources that AMD does indeed plan to ditch the PR rating system the company currently uses to number its Athlon and Sempron chips. AMD will supposedly discard the naming scheme as it launches its upcoming next-generation desktop processors, reportedly in the third quarter of next year. Those chips are said to include quad-core "Altair" and "Altair FX" models clocked between 2.7GHz and 2.9GHz with 512KB of L2 cache per core and 2MB of shared L3 cache per chip.

In the meantime, HKEPC has heard that AMD will release more 65nm "Brisbane" chips to complement the 65nm Athlon 64 X2 4000+, 4400+, 4800+, and 5000+ that launched earlier this month. AMD will supposedly add 65nm 5200+, 5400+, and 5600+ models. The 5200+ will run at 2.7GHz, the 5400+ at 2.8GHz, and the 5600+ at 2.9GHz; all three models will have 512KB of L2 cache per core.

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