Feeds

AMD narrows 90nm ship window

Q3 availability

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

AMD will ship 90nm Opterons in Q3.

Quoted in the company's announcement of its Opteron 150, 250 and 850 processors today, AMD's Microprocessor Business Unit chief, Marty Seyer, says: "We have already begun initial production of 90nm AMD64 processors, and we are on target to begin shipping 90nm processors for revenue in the third quarter."

AMD's 90nm plan originally centred on Q2 2004 volume shipments. Last November, company chief Hector Ruiz admitted that the schedule had suffered a a "two or three-month slip".

AMD later claimed Ruiz had been mis-quoted. But since the company has in public always maintained a broad H2 2004 release schedule for its 90nm CPUs, it has plenty of leeway for such a "slip". Last March, CFO Bob Rivet effectively said systems based on the 90nm parts will not be available until late Q3/early Q4.

That's broadly in line with Seyer's statement, though the latter suggests the schedule has slipped a little, pushing the availability of systems into Q4. AMD is sampling now and expects to start ramping up production in July.

AMD's two 90nm Athlon 64 parts, codenamed 'Winchester' (Athlon 64) and 'San Diego' (Athlon 64-FX) are roadmapped to appear during the second half of the year, as are the 90nm Opterons: 'Athens' (800 series), 'Troy' (200 series) and 'Venus' (100 series).

The 90nm mobile part 'Odessa' was recently revealed to have shipped as a 130nm part, in the guise of AMD's new low-power Mobile Athlon 64 2700+ and 2800+. ®

Related stories

AMD to start 90nm production
AMD admits 90nm production slippage
AMD launches x50 Opterons
AMD restates dual-core CPU scheme AMD sneaks out 90nm core in 130nm chip
AMD delivers on low-power Athlon 64 pledge
AMD mocks the Street with bumper Q1

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

More from The Register

next story
Docker's app containers are coming to Windows Server, says Microsoft
MS chases app deployment speeds already enjoyed by Linux devs
'Hmm, why CAN'T I run a water pipe through that rack of media servers?'
Leaving Las Vegas for Armenia kludging and Dubai dune bashing
'Urika': Cray unveils new 1,500-core big data crunching monster
6TB of DRAM, 38TB of SSD flash and 120TB of disk storage
Facebook slurps 'paste sites' for STOLEN passwords, sprinkles on hash and salt
Zuck's ad empire DOESN'T see details in plain text. Phew!
SDI wars: WTF is software defined infrastructure?
This time we play for ALL the marbles
Windows 10: Forget Cloudobile, put Security and Privacy First
But - dammit - It would be insane to say 'don't collect, because NSA'
Oracle hires former SAP exec for cloudy push
'We know Larry said cloud was gibberish, and insane, and idiotic, but...'
Symantec backs out of Backup Exec: Plans to can appliance in Jan
Will still provide support to existing customers
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
Win a year’s supply of chocolate
There is no techie angle to this competition so we're not going to pretend there is, but everyone loves chocolate so who cares.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.