AMD's Thorton picture up on web

ShortyShorty Manchester, UK Icrontian
edited June 2003 in Science & Tech
Pictures of the AMD "Thorton" chip, which the firm claimed never existed earlier this year, have appeared on a web site. has a pic of what appears to be a Barton but only with half the level two cache, that is to say 256K.

Source : The Inquirer


  • mmonninmmonnin Centreville, VA
    edited June 2003
    OK so I dont get it. 1/2 the L2 cache is the same as a TBred. Whats so different?



    Thats at least for Tbred Bs.
  • leishi85leishi85 Grand Rapids, MI Icrontian
    edited June 2003
    i think one of the difference is that that chip have 128 l1 cache, instead of just 64 for the tbreds
  • shwaipshwaip bluffin' with my muffin Icrontian
    edited June 2003
    The core size is bigger too, i believe
  • mmonninmmonnin Centreville, VA
    edited June 2003
    I dont know how much L1 cache improves performance like we all know what more L2 does.

    A bigger core would help with cooling.
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