AMD's Next Gen MPU

By: David Kanter (, May 16, 2006 8:44 am
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Hey Guys,

I'm sitting in a keynote from AMD's Chuck Moore, and here is information on the next generation i.e. K8L.

0. Native quad core
1. Hypertransport up to 5.2GT/s
2. Better coherency
3. Private L2, shared L3 cache that scales up.
4. Separate power planes and pstates for north bridge and CPU
5. 128b FPUs - see 14,15
6. 48b virtual/physical addressing and 1GB pages
7. Support for DDR2, eventually DDR3
8. Support for FBD1 and 2 eventually
9. I/O virtualization and nested page tables
10. Memory mirroring, data poisoning, HT retry protocol support
11. 32B instead of 16B ifetch
12. Indirect branch predictors
13. OOO load execution - similar to memory disambiguation
14. 2x 128b SSE units
15. 2x 128b SSE LDs/cycle
16. Several new instructions

media processing
JVM/CLR acceleration
TOE, XML or SSL processing

Anyway, ours news posting is somewhat broken, so I might not get to turn this into news. But you heard it here first : )

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AMD's Next Gen MPUDavid Kanter05/16/06 08:44 AM
  Great stuff. What is its ETA? (NT)Paul DeMone05/16/06 09:05 AM
    Early 2007David Kanter05/16/06 01:30 PM
      Early 2007mas05/16/06 01:44 PM
        K8L FPUsDavid Kanter05/16/06 02:48 PM
          K8L FPUsmas05/16/06 03:15 PM
            K8L FPUsAnil Maliyekkel05/16/06 06:54 PM
      More like late 2007,trust me ;-) (NT)Latex05/16/06 02:58 PM
      Do they have silicon yet?Paul DeMone05/16/06 04:47 PM
        Do they have silicon yet?curious george bush05/16/06 06:25 PM
          Do they have silicon yet?LauraBush05/17/06 04:48 AM
          Doubt itsavantu05/18/06 03:08 AM
            Doubt itDavid Kanter05/18/06 11:23 AM
              Doubt itsavantu05/18/06 11:39 PM
                Doubt itDavid Kanter05/19/06 12:06 AM
                Doubt itDresdenboy05/19/06 04:00 AM
            Doubt itDresdenboy05/18/06 02:17 PM
              Doubt itanonymous05/18/06 04:38 PM
              Doubt itsavantu05/18/06 11:41 PM
                Don't be sillyDavid Kanter05/19/06 12:09 AM
                Doubt itDresdenboy05/19/06 12:18 AM
            Doubt itVincent Diepeveen06/06/06 07:32 AM
              Doubt itDavid Kanter06/06/06 10:05 AM
                Execution core logicsVincent Diepeveen06/07/06 01:40 AM
        Do they have silicon yet? Alberto05/17/06 04:57 AM
          QC on 90nm would be a no brainer, definitely 65nm (NT)Daniel Bizó05/17/06 05:09 AM
            He! like a 90nm Q3/2006 Montecito? (NT)Alberto05/17/06 05:55 AM
              Totally irrelevant and out of contextDaniel Bizó05/17/06 06:22 AM
                I think not, yet QC K8 is on 65nm (link)Alberto05/17/06 06:49 AM
                  I think not, yet QC K8 is on 65nm (link)Daniel Bizó05/17/06 07:14 AM
                    I think not, yet QC K8 is on 65nm (link)Alberto05/17/06 07:39 AM
                    I think not, yet QC K8 is on 65nm (link)Hans de Vries05/17/06 10:33 PM
                  Do you remember AMD's DC die plot?Dresdenboy05/18/06 02:41 AM
      Single threaded performancettaylor06/02/06 01:16 PM
        Single threaded performancesavantu06/03/06 02:51 AM
  AMD's Next Gen MPUmas05/16/06 09:15 AM
    AMD's Next Gen MPUDavid Kanter05/16/06 09:32 AM
      AMD's Next Gen MPUmas05/16/06 09:41 AM
        AMD's Next Gen MPUDavid Kanter05/16/06 09:46 AM
          Magnitude of differenceDaniel Bizó05/17/06 12:59 AM
            Magnitude of differenceDavid Kanter05/17/06 08:29 PM
      AMD's Next Gen MPUHans de Vries05/17/06 10:26 PM
  AMD's Next Gen MPUTemp05/16/06 09:25 AM
    AMD's Next Gen MPUDavid Kanter05/16/06 09:34 AM
      AMD's Next Gen MPUTemp05/16/06 09:41 AM
        AMD's Next Gen MPUDavid Kanter05/16/06 08:47 PM
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      AMD's Next Gen MPUPiedPiper05/16/06 09:21 PM
        AMD's Next Gen MPUDavid Kanter05/16/06 11:05 PM
          AMD's Next Gen MPUM.Isobe05/17/06 12:04 AM
          AMD's Next Gen MPUrwessel05/17/06 01:43 AM
            AMD's Next Gen MPUAaron Spink05/17/06 12:12 PM
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                AMD's Next Gen MPUslim05/18/06 08:06 AM
          AMD's Next Gen MPUWilliam Campbell05/17/06 02:29 AM
          AMD's Next Gen MPUKava05/17/06 10:06 AM
            Yes, you'll see an article when it's over (NT)David Kanter05/18/06 12:18 AM
  AMD's Next Gen MPUKava05/16/06 11:25 AM
    AMD's Next Gen MPUDavid Kanter05/16/06 03:04 PM
      AMD's Next Gen MPUfastpathguru05/16/06 03:28 PM
        AMD's Next Gen MPUanonymous05/16/06 04:24 PM
      AMD's Next Gen MPUanonymous05/16/06 04:26 PM
        AMD's Next Gen MPUKava05/16/06 04:37 PM
          AMD's Next Gen MPUDavid Kanter05/16/06 08:48 PM
      XML accelerationRob Thorpe05/17/06 01:17 AM
        XML accelerationDan Lawrance05/17/06 05:47 AM
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      AMD's Next Gen MPUDoug Siebert05/16/06 05:58 PM
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          AMD's Next Gen MPUDoug Siebert05/16/06 08:13 PM
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  AMD's Next Gen MPUDipen05/16/06 03:34 PM
  AMD's Next Gen MPUVincent Diepeveen06/03/06 09:46 PM
    AMD's Next Gen MPUMichael S06/04/06 07:42 AM
    AMD's Next Gen MPUDavid Kanter06/04/06 02:45 PM
      AMD's Next Gen MPUmas06/05/06 02:34 AM
        AMD's Next Gen MPUDavid Kanter06/05/06 09:00 AM
          AMD's Next Gen MPUanonymous06/05/06 09:30 AM
            AMD's Next Gen MPUDavid Kanter06/05/06 09:54 AM
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