Snaps of AMD's Phenom

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So this isn’t as cool as pictures of Lindsay and Brittney hurling behind a nightclub, but it’s what we’ve got.


AMD has just revealed another detail regarding their upcoming desktop quad-core processors that we wanted to share with you. A few weeks ago, we talked about AMD’s new branding for their desktop derivatives of the Barcelona core, now dubbed the Phenom FX, X4 and X2. If you’re unfamiliar with Phenom, the processors will be based on AMD’s K10 architecture and will feature a faster on-die memory controller, support 64-bit and 128-bit SSE operations, and they’ll be outfitted with 2MB of on-chip L2 cache (512KB dedicated per core) in addition to 2MB of shared L3 cache. The new chips will also feature support for HyperTransport 3.0, along with a numerous architectural enhancements. Instead of revealing some more of the juicy details regarding those enhancements, however, AMD just sent over a tasty photo of a Phenom die.

Because the news isn’t mine, you’ll have to click over to the site to see the pic. She’s a real beauty.