AMD CEO Hector Ruiz : We have roadmap that when you look 12 months
out, it’s pretty firm. You look 12 to 24 months, and it’s almost firm. And then
you look beyond that, and it’s always subject to modifications of the market.
When we look out to, say, the end of 2005, we are enabling customers to really
create a tremendous breadth of product lines. One of the most powerful things
next year is going to be our dual-core product. To me, that’s going to really
shock the hell out of everyone, because it’s going to be hardware-compatible,
infrastructure-compatible, pin-compatible. I mean, people that have a 2-P system
can slap in a dual-core product and end up with a 4-P system for the price of a
2-P. That’s been the biggest drawback, everyone tells me. What keeps them from
going from a 2-P to a 4-P system? It’s price.

Comments : AMD CEO Hector Ruiz said that the Dual core products will
arrive next year end and it could be the 90nm Egypt/Italy/Denmark. AMD has right from the start designed their K8
architecture with Dual core capability. As evident from the System Request
Queue, it has the ability to handle 2 cores, CPU0 and CPU1. The current Opteron
and Athlon 64 has a single core and it will be relatively easy to add in another
core without changing the architecture. According to this
schematic diagram,
the Dual cores each has its own L1 and L2 cache. In total, the Dual core Opteron
will have 2MB of L2 cache (2 x 1MB L2) as it is much easier to implement 2
separate 1MB L2 than one single 2MB L2. Moreover, the L1 and L2 cache are
exclusive that makes sharing difficult. Intel too plans to have dual core
processors next week from mobile to desktop to server platform. Jonah packed
with dual core capability will come in two variants, as a desktop and mobile
CPU. Intel will have Dual core Montecito for its Itanium family.

AMD CEO Hector Ruiz : We have roadmap that when you look 12 months
out, it’s pretty firm. You look 12 to 24 months, and it’s almost firm. And then
you look beyond that, and it’s always subject to modifications of the market.
When we look out to, say, the end of 2005, we are enabling customers to really
create a tremendous breadth of product lines. One of the most powerful things
next year is going to be our dual-core product. To me, that’s going to really
shock the hell out of everyone, because it’s going to be hardware-compatible,
infrastructure-compatible, pin-compatible. I mean, people that have a 2-P system
can slap in a dual-core product and end up with a 4-P system for the price of a
2-P. That’s been the biggest drawback, everyone tells me. What keeps them from
going from a 2-P to a 4-P system? It’s price.

Comments : AMD CEO Hector Ruiz said that the Dual core products will
arrive next year end and it could be the 90nm Egypt/Italy/Denmark. AMD has right from the start designed their K8
architecture with Dual core capability. As evident from the System Request
Queue, it has the ability to handle 2 cores, CPU0 and CPU1. The current Opteron
and Athlon 64 has a single core and it will be relatively easy to add in another
core without changing the architecture. According to this
schematic diagram,
the Dual cores each has its own L1 and L2 cache. In total, the Dual core Opteron
will have 2MB of L2 cache (2 x 1MB L2) as it is much easier to implement 2
separate 1MB L2 than one single 2MB L2. Moreover, the L1 and L2 cache are
exclusive that makes sharing difficult. Intel too plans to have dual core
processors next week from mobile to desktop to server platform. Jonah packed
with dual core capability will come in two variants, as a desktop and mobile
CPU. Intel will have Dual core Montecito for its Itanium family.