Thursday, December 6th 2007

AMD releases statement related to Quad-Core AMD processors

AMD has just released a statement detailing the latest developments regarding their Quad-Core Barcelona processors.

The topics are regarding:
  • For the initial ramp up "hundreds of thousands" processors were promised.
  • TLB cache issues
  • Quad-Core AMD Opteron availability
  • AMD Opteron market share


"You may remember that during our Q3 earnings call, AMD acknowledged that our initial ramp of Barcelona had been slower than anticipated. However we did say during that call that we would ship "hundreds of thousands of quad-core processors" into the server and desktop segments during Q4. AMD is tracking to this guidance. Quad Core AMD Opteron processor is the most advanced x86 processor ever introduced to the market and as such there are design and process tuning steps that have taken longer than expected.

There has been some talk about an erratum relative to our TLB cache in Barcelona as well as Phenom processors resulting in delays. AMD notified customers of this erratum and released a BIOS fix prior to the Nov. 19th launch that resolves it. We are experiencing strong AMD Phenom demand and are shipping parts to channel, system builders and OEM customers.

Respective to Quad-Core AMD Opteron, we are only shipping processors earmarked for specific end-user installations where customers have had the opportunity to validate the stability and robustness of the solution where it leverages the BIOS fix or some other potential software workarounds. Quad Core AMD Opteron processors shipping for general availability in the Q108 timeframe will not have this erratum.

In addition to the strong demand for quad-core AMD processors, we also continue to see strong demand for dual-core AMD Opteron processors. To highlight this demand, the recent Q307 server numbers from IDC show growth in share for AMD-based server products in both U.S. and WW x86 system sales. In fact, in WW x86 4P sales, AMD saw a 3.4% quarter over quarter increase."
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7 Comments on AMD releases statement related to Quad-Core AMD processors

#1
peach1971
There has been some talk about an erratum relative to our TLB cache in Barcelona as well as Phenom processors resulting in delays. AMD notified customers of this erratum and released a BIOS fix prior to the Nov. 19th launch that resolves it. We are experiencing strong AMD Phenom demand and are shipping parts to channel, system builders and OEM customers.
What do they expect? Strong demand? LOL! :roll:
http://techreport.com/articles.x/13741

AMD, just cut the crap talking and finally bury that Phenom.
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AthlonX2
HyperVtX™
by: peach1971
What do they expect? Strong demand? LOL! :roll:
http://techreport.com/articles.x/13741

AMD, just cut the crap talking and finally bury that Phenom.
i guess you can never get rid of the immature fanboys:shadedshu
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#3
xvi
by: peach1971
What do they expect? Strong demand? LOL! :roll:
http://techreport.com/articles.x/13741

AMD, just cut the crap talking and finally bury that Phenom.
It might not be "strong demand", but it will certainly be stronger demand. How many people do you think wanted an Athlon X2 when the Core 2 Duo's launched?

Bury the Phenom and launch what exactly? A CPU based off the R600?
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WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Wow, I understood somewhat of this whole post. what is TLB?

PS. Athlon X2, just like last year when the Gators and the SEC made posers out of Ohio State, it will happen this year when LSU runs rampant all over your boys in the bayou. ::HAHA::
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#5
phanbuey
Man... that sure is one terrible CPU. they should have just glued K8's together and/or put more cache on the k8 or SOMETHING... no wonder AMD stock went from 40's into the 9's, i mean all that time and money and VOILA - crap! and late crap at that! :laugh:... not being immature, but they are in such an unbelievably dismal state. All the trash talk and denial is just marketing - which is their only option at this point. I wonder how much money they lost on this chip.
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#6
kwchang007
Come on AMD, please give us a fix to the problems, not reasons why they happened.
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AthlonX2
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by: WarEagleAU
Wow, I understood somewhat of this whole post. what is TLB?

PS. Athlon X2, just like last year when the Gators and the SEC made posers out of Ohio State, it will happen this year when LSU runs rampant all over your boys in the bayou. ::HAHA::
oh give me a break this year we are a very different team,completely changed we have the same formula that won us the championship in 2002,and what are you going to say next year when we make it to the championship again because we dont lose any starters this year:toast:
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