ASCII24 has some information on Palomino as seen at CeBIT. While Palomino is still fabbed at the 0.18 micron process, the core is smaller, cooler, and faster than Thunderbird. In addition to Athlons with the Palomino core, AMD was demoing a 1.53GHz Thunderbird. It turns out that the Thunderbird has a little more headroom but there was no word on a release date if ever.
- Palomino pictures here and here
- AMD 760MP (system specs here)
- Mobile Palomino 1GHz (mobile chipset based on ALi MAGiK 1 ~ check out that huge heatsink)
- Applet demonstrating PowerNow! (running from 500MHz – 1GHz)
- Dual Palomino 1GHz system
- Thunderbird 1.53GHz system (system specs here)
The first thing that jumps out at you is that the Palomino core is longer than the Thunderbird core. The mobile version of Palomino that AMD was showing features 128KB L1 cache, 256KB L2 cache (both running at core speed), 200MHz DDR FSB, 462 pin flip chip PGA, and PowerNow! technology support. PC Watch has a similar article with more pictures. The AMD 762 North Bridge on the AMD 760MP looks just like the K6-2. Thanks to Firestone for the PC Watch link.