2004-08-18 AMD, Motorola to Detail Dual-Core Processors in October

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2004-06-11 IBM Power5 Successor to Power4 built in 0.13 um technology. The MCM (Multi Chip Module) includes 4 chips with two MultiThreaded cores each presenting a total of 16 virtual cores on the MCM. Each chip also has a 36 MB L3 cache attached for a total of 144 MB of L3 cache on the MCM. Each MCM can be connected to other MCMs through a 4GB/s bus for up to 128-way multiprocessing.

A single core version, also with Simultaneous MultiThreading, may also be launched. Each core includes 120 registers (80 on the Power4) and is said to have 40% to 100% better performance. Will later move to 90 nm with the Power5+ version.
Will be available 2004-06-11.

2005-04-21 AMD K8 Dual Core Dual-core successors to the current Hammer / Opteron / AMD64 line. Includes the Egypt (800, 1,2,8-socket), Italy (200, 1,2-socket) and Denmark (100, 1-socket) and Toledo (desktop) chips.
Server and workstation chips in mid-05, while desktop chips are expected in H2. Said to move to 65 nm technology before the end of 2005.
Will be succeeded by the quad-core K9 series.
Prices: 865:$1514, 870: $2149, 875: $2649
Prices: 265:$851, 275: $1299

2005-06-07 AMD Toledo Desktop Athlon 64 FX chip with dual cores. To be called Athlon 64-X2.

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