AMD "Callisto": Phenom II dual-core COU with 6 MiByte L3 cache?
"Callisto” is said to be the codename for a 45 nanometer dual-core processor from AMD, which, in contrast to the announced "Regor” versions, will have a L3 cache of 6 MiByte.
It seems like AMD just deactivates two of the four cores for the "Callisto” CPUs and doesn't take any other options that could affect the performance. Thus the L2 cache of each core is supposed to be 512 KiByte big.
Given the current prices of the Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition for example, the "Callisto” dual-core could become available for less than 100. But this would mean that AMD accept losses since the "Callisto” processors are based on Deneb Dies.
The "Callisto” CPUs are supposed to be released in Q2 2009. There are no details about expected clock speeds, but the TDP is 95 watt says Mydrivers.com.
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