AMD : SSE3, 4200+ and FX-57 Posted on 04/11/2004 at 16:12 by Marc
One month ago, a rumour on Internet about AMD’s processors said that SSE3 management was only restricted to dual core processors only. Following this rumour, we published one news saying that if the current 90 nm core didn’t include SSE3 management it was probably because AMD was working on a new core including them.
AnandTech has just confirmed this information. If the current Athlon 64 90nm is known as the D revision at AMD, a new core revision: E will include SSE3 management and several other improvements such as an improved prefetching.
The first Athlon 64 using this new k8 core revision should be released in the beginning of next year. AMD will release mid -2005 an Athlon 64 4200+ probably clocked at 2.6 GHz, and then an FX-57 during the second half 2005 which should be clocked at 2.8 and equipped with 1 Mb of cache (initially this processor was expected during the second quarter). 2005 shouldn’t be really exciting for single core processors at AMD. Dual cores processors should however bring serious improvements compared to the current processors on the market!