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New AMD roadmap

New AMD roadmap

Once again, new information about AMD's processor plans has reached the network. The Palomino core will soon be replaced by the Thoroughbred core. Before that, a 2000+ version with a Palomino core will be released in early 2002, probably on 7.1.2002.

This 2000+ variant is expected to be clocked at 1666MHz. The first processor with a Thoroughbred core will also appear as a 2000+ variant, before a 2200+ version will appear in the 2nd quarter of 2002, which is clocked at 1800MHz. The Duron retains its Morgan core for the time being and still appears with 1300 and 1400MHz. The most important innovation of the Thoroughbred core is certainly the reduction of the manufacturing process to 0.13 µm, whereby the core voltage is reduced to 1.60 V, the power consumption and the heat generation are reduced and thus higher clock frequencies are possible. The Hammer CPUs are still planned for the 3rd and 4th quarter of 2002, as they do not appear in this roadmap, which goes up to and including the 2nd quarter of 2002. But there are two previously unknown chipsets about which there is no further information.