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AMD still has plans for the Athlon XP?

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June 16, 2004 7:00:40 PM

By looking at <A HREF="http://www.amd.com/us-en/Corporate/VirtualPressRoom/0,,..." target="_new">AMD's CPU roadmap</A>, it appears that AMD has plans to continue the XP line of processors well into 2005.
I thought AMD was about to stop enhancing this line with the introduction of a 3400+ or something later this year (Paris core I guess). Anyone knows the scoop on the Palermo core, beside its 90nm SOI process?

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June 16, 2004 7:43:26 PM

Both Paris and Palermo are K8 based AFAIK. Paris is most likely a 256 Kb Athlon 64 minus the 64 bit :) . And it will be sold under the Sempron brand name. Palermo is probably not much more as a 90nm shrink of the same cpu. Don't read too much into the fact those products are on the same "athlon xp" line, its just "low end desktop". AMD even sold a handfull of low clocked AMD64 chips with 64 bit disabled an inflated PR ratings as "Athlon XP"s for use in HP laptops. I think AMD has been wondering what to do with its value lines: keep the Athlon XP name, move them to the Duron brand, but has now settled on the Sempron name instead to ensure that "Athlon" is only used for highend products. Hence, all the confusion.

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June 16, 2004 7:45:10 PM

That chip will be around for another year but that will it or it will be renamed to something else under different ratings.

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June 16, 2004 8:46:58 PM

Looking at that roadmap, AMD has some crazy names coming up for the Opteron line. LOL, my favorite is Italy. That little country is going to be so proud. :) 

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June 16, 2004 8:50:51 PM

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LOL, my favorite is Italy. That little country is going to be so proud.

Why? You think Denmark is huge?


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June 16, 2004 9:29:23 PM

>Looking at that roadmap, AMD has some crazy names coming up
>for the Opteron line

At least you can pronounce them without tying a knot in your tongue and spell them without having to guess. I pitty the intel engineers that must pronounce/type "Tukwilla", "Lindenhurst" or "Montecito" 50x a day :) 

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June 17, 2004 2:40:32 AM

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Why? You think Denmark is huge?

lol it was a poor attempt at a joke. Did i offend you or something?

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