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Jun 5th, 2005, 03:08 PM
Was just browsing the AMD web site and saw the new AMD Turion 64 , it can also run 64-bit application too ! looking good :)
There are like so many cores for the AMD processors ....
Newcastle / Winchester / Venice / Clawhammer / San Diego /
Venice seem to be the best core for the AMD 3000 - AMD 3500 processors
Clawhammer and San Diego seems to be for AMD 3700 and above processors ? I am big noob on the CPU cores so anyone wanna enlighten me ?
Jun 5th, 2005, 03:34 PM
Cores are basically like revisions. The Venice is the latest cores thus the latest type of CPUS based on the 0.09 micron process. The other ones are based on the .13 micron process. There is more to it but thats basically just about it.
Cores are like revisions or versions, ie. ver 1, 2, 3.
I'm sure others can explain it better but thats basically it.
Jun 5th, 2005, 03:39 PM
lol and here I thought clawhammer is only for 3700 and above XD
Jun 5th, 2005, 04:22 PM
it's kind of hard to explain "cores" in a broad sense but what you need to understand is that you have the Athlon64 Family. Inside this family, you would have different members but still part of the same family. Thus, cores are just like the different members. They all share much of the same characteristic but each core will have something different that separates it from others.
Venice is the latest core based on the Athlon64, that has SSE3 optimizations. San Diego is the same thing, only it contains 1024k L2 as opposed to Venice's 512k but they are essentially the same core.
what is common to all of these is the integrated memory controller, 64bit extensions, and cool and quiet.
what does separate these cores are the fabrications, thermal/power requirements, sockets they fit into, and whether they have SSE3 or not.
Jun 5th, 2005, 04:27 PM
yeah i tried to find the core info on amd site but they don't have it ... :(