• Threaded architectures
  • 10Ghz operation
  • Chip level microprocessing
  • Huge scale MP machines
  • Much higher performance superscalar, out of order CPU core
  • Media/vector processing extensions
  • Security and virtualization
  • Huge cache
  • Static & Dynamic power management
  • Branch & memory hints
  • GHz performance IO

The next generation of AMD’s 64-bit architecture, codenamed
‘K9’, will begin sampling during the second half of 2005. At the same time frame
AMD is believed to have specified for the release of dual-core Opterons as
reported by