For the first time, both the Thoroughbred and the Athlon SFF are listed on AMD’s OPN (Ordering Part Number) list. The OPN list contains all processors from AMD which are available through the distributor network. In addition, the list contains important details about the individual processors, such as core clock, bus clock, core voltage and core type.
Based on this List should therefore be the release date of the Athlon XP with 0.13 µm Thoroughbred core in the first half of June. The bus clock will be 266MHz for all models, the processor clock rates will range from 1466 to 1800MHz, which corresponds to a rating from 1700+ to 2200+, the core voltage will be between 1.5V and 1.65V depending on the processor speed.
The second novelty is the Athlon MP 2100+, which is also based on the new Thoroughbred core and in all probability after being presented at the same time as the new Athlon.
The Athlon SFF (Small Form Factor) is a new development, which again makes quiet CPUs, thanks to a smaller oneCore tension, intended to enable passive cooling. This type of processor will initially be available with both a Palamino and Thoroughbred core, with the Touroughbred variant likely to achieve a 2000+ rating.
Another surprise comes with the Duron SFF, which is installed on the Palamino Core and will also appear in the near future. At the moment, however, this only affects the mobile Duron processor. Later, desktop systems will also be equipped with the Duron SFF. It is very likely that a different socket than the previous socket A will be required for both SFF processor types.