Thoroughbred release on June 10th
The date for the publication of the Thoroughbred is now finally set for June 10th, as can be learned from an unofficially forwarded email from AMD that was sent to the American PC magazine.
The first model will be the Athlon XP 2200+ with 1800 MHz clock frequency, shortly afterwards models from 1700+ to 2100+ will be launched consequences. The Thoroughbred (T-Bred) with its 0.13µ technology will replace the previous Palomino with 0.18µ technology. The die of the T-Bred has shrunk from 128 mm² to 80 mm² and will require less electricity, which is also reflected in lower waste heat. The T-Bred 2100+ only consumes 56.4 watts compared to 64.3 watts in the previous Athlon XP 2100+ with a Palomino core. The CPU voltage is also reduced, so the models 1700+ to 1900+ only need 1.50 volts, the other models up to the 2200+ are operated with 1.60 volts. AMD plans to expand the XP model series up to the Athlon XP 2600+ by the end of the year, when the Hammer CPUs hit the market.