More dual-core Opteron details emerge


— 3:16 AM on October 6, 2004

EE Times has more information on AMD's dual-core processor plans for next year, including a transistor count and thermal envelope for the first dual-core Opterons.

The company's dual-core processor is a 205-million transistor chip, based on a 90-nm process and silicon-on-insulator (SOI) technology. The device is approximately the same die size as a single-core, 130-nm Opteron processor, McGrath said. The 940-socket compatible chip is said to have a 95-Watt power envelope, he said.
According to AMD, the dual-core chips will sample soon and be introduced in mid-2005. Dual-core desktop chips will apparently follow in the second half of 2005, although additional details are scarce.
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