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First details about the AMD Mustang

First details about the AMD Mustang

The first, not yet officially confirmed, facts about AMD's server CPU, the Mustang, come from AMD circles. It has a very large L2 cache and is based on the Athlon core.

The first, not yet officially confirmed, facts about AMD's server CPU, the Mustang, come from AMD circles. It has a very large L2 cache and is based on the Athlon core. We already know something similar from Intel with the Xeon, which Intel has given more L2 cache, but AMD's Mustang has a lot more to offer besides the larger cache:

  • Socket A
  • More than 27 million transistors
  • Improved FPU and ALU
  • Starts with 1.6GHz
  • Copper connections
  • 0.13µ core
  • 128KB full-speed L1 cache
  • 1.5MB full speed on-die L2 cache
  • Additional core pipelines
  • Improved 3DNow, with over 20 new optimizations
  • Power Now! Support (power saving function)
  • Consumes about 23 watts at 1.4V

As it should be for a real server CPU, the Mustang is of course dual-processor capable (SMP) . The Mustang's release date is currently in the first quarter of 2001.

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