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Details and flood of images from the hammer

Details and flood of images from the hammer

Although we already reported on the presentation of the 'hammer' CPUs from AMD, we have now found many pictures and details about the processors, which of course we do not want to withhold from our readers.

An interesting detail is the 40x40 mm cap on the processor die, reminiscent of the Pentium 4, which is supposed to better distribute the resulting heat and protect the die from mechanical damage. The new sockets are also easy to recognize, socket 754 for the ClawHammer and socket 940 for the SledgeHammer, the server and multi-processor variant. The strength of the two CPUs is also different, while the ClawHammer is about as thick as an Athlon XP, the SledgeHammer clearly shows.

There are also pictures of the AMD8000 here, the SOLO2 reference board is a test sample in 4-layer technology for the ClawHammer. The picture from the demonstration shows the use of Windows XP with Office XP in 32-bit on the left, while a 64-bit Linux is running on the system on the right, which is running a 64-bit and a 32-bit application at the same time.

While the ClawHammer only has one HyperTransport port with a width of 16 bits and a clock rate of 1.6 GHz (800 MHz DDR) with a bandwidth of up to 6.4 GB/s, the SledgeHammer can access three ports. It looks different with the ClawHammer-DP, the multi-processor variant of the Clawhammer. This has two HyperTransport ports, but only with a width of 8 bits. This is due to the 754 pin count of the housing in both models. One of the ports is then connected to the second processor, while the other port is still connected to the AMD8131 PCI-X tunnel with 3.2 GB/s bandwidth, visible on the second diagram.

ClawHammer (left), SledgeHammer
ClawHammer
ClawHammer
Socket 754
SledgeHammer
SledgeHammer
SledgeHammer
SOLO2 reference board
AMD8151 AGP tunnel
AMD8111 I/O tunnel
SOLO2 power connection
Diagram ClawHammer
Diagram ClawHammer-DP