Additional Sempron details revealed
AnandTech has unearthed additional details
on AMD's value Sempron line. Here's the skinny:
Now onto the dirty details about the processor: Sempron won't have 64-bit capabilities. Sempron won't support No eXecute instructions. Sempron only has 256K of L2 cache, and Sempron runs at 62W. The processor will be primarily targeted at Socket A platforms, but will also show up on Socket 754 at launch. It appears some OEM channels will have Semprons for Socket 939 by this time next year as well. Obviously the memory controller will be integrated on the Socket 754 and Socket 939 versions of the processor.
Socket A and 754-pin Semprons will apparently be launched in August, followed by 939-pin flavors of the chip in the first quarter of next year. 939-pin Semprons may be limited to AMD's OEM customers, though. Dual-channel memory would likely be wasted on a value processor, unless AMD were looking to slowly phase out Socket 754.