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AMD 95W 8 Cores Coming: 8320E, 8370E

Anandtech has details about AMD launching new 8 core Vishera parts next month that will come in at 95 watts.  The 8320E and 8370E are 95 watt parts while the new 8370 is a full 125W.

As this was not a true product launch, details were light, but based on previous releases of the FX processors we should be able to make some assumptions. The turbo clock speed was announced as 4.0 GHz for the FX-8230E which is the same as the older FX-8320 which is 3.5 GHz as a base, so we can assume the base clock will be 3.5 GHz. The FX-8370 and FX-8370E are new to the product lineup however, with an announced boost speed of 4.3 GHz for both. No base clock speed was revealed for these processors though, but the previously announced FX-8350 comes in at a base of 4.0 GHz, so the higher model number should be slightly higher than that.

New FX CPU Coming

AMD is teasing a new FX CPU on Twitter.  It has a splash of H20.  Yeah, its a bit blurry.  Thanks forum users for the link!

AMD’s Jaguar Microarchitecture

Over at Real World Tech David Kanter takes a look at AMD's Jaguar microarchitecture. 

 

Jaguar is AMD’s first 28nm processor. It is a compact 3.1mm2 core that targets 2-25W devices, in particular tablets, microservers, and consoles. It is a clear derivative of the earlier 40nm Bobcat design, with significant improvements in instruction set architecture and implementation. Some of the highlights include support for AVX, wider 128-bit datapaths, and a higher performance L2 cache. The basic pipeline for Jaguar is shown below, in Figure 1, and clocks in at one cycle longer than Bobcat.

AMD Excavator Core Details

Xbit talks AMD's upcoming Excavator core and some possible details revealed to the GCC community in a patch they released.

 

AMD recently released a patch to the GCC community that enables support for its future high-performance micro-architecture code-named Excavator, which the chip developer calls "bdver4" internally. The initial patch is designed to bring very general support of Excavator to Linux operating system, but even that general support may reveal some of the secrets the Excavator may have. Based on the information released by AMD, the Excavator will support all the instructions found in the modern Intel code-named Haswell microprocessors, including SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AES, PCLMUL, AVX, BMI, F16C, MOVBE, AVX2, BMI2, RDRND and so on.

The Chip That Changed the World: AMD's 64-bit FX-51, Ten Years Later

Slashdot reminds us that it has been 10 years since the FX-51 was released by AMD.  They missed that it has been over 10 years since we posted the first K8 gaming benchmarks with the first Opteron board that had an AGP slot. 

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