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Alongside with Altair, there are also K8L based dual-Core Antares coming in Q3 2007 and Arcturus coming in Q4 2007. Starting from 2GHz to 2.9GHz, Antares features 512KB L2 Cache for each core and 2MB shared L3 Cache. 2.0GHz & 2.1GHz versions will have 35W TDP, while 2.4GHz to 2.7GHz versions have 65W TDP, and 2.6GHz to 2.9GHz versions have 89W TDP. The first release will only have versions between 2.6GHz and 2.9GHz, while others will be releasing in late Q3 2007. Arcturus has no L3 Cache, just 512KB Cache for each core. Starting from 2.1GHz to 2.3GHz, Arcturus is the replacement to single-core Orleans Athlon 64, and with 65W TDP only. On beyond Q4 2007, single core products are only left for the value market, and there is new K8L Spica corresponding to this market.
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w00t AMD is coming back! Will you be able to use an AM2+ or AM3 chip in an AM2 motherboard?
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Still with the split cache between the cores... tsk tsk... AMD needs to drop IBM soon.
    
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I don't see the big deal so far... The addition of L3 cache is the only thing that I notice is different besides power dissipation and clockspeed. AMD's trying to play Intel's P4 game by ramping up the clock speed...
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And thats what caused the downfall of P4. Although, I'm using one in my system right now

I would like to see AMD create a chip almost/or up to par with the C2D, then take off from there.
    
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w00t AMD is coming back! Will you be able to use an AM2+ or AM3 chip in an AM2 motherboard?
Maybe you should ask again in one or two years, respectively. AMD isn't coming back yet and to assume so would be to assume Intel will be doing nothing at all while AMD enacts their plans. Plans don't stop you from getting owned for at least a year straight.

Yes, I'm bitter, but it's because I like AMD and I'm a bit ticked at them getting themselves into this situation.
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Drooling for socket F+ and DX10
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I hope Spica will come in at least 2.1 - 2.3 GHz flavor with a 1MB L2 cache, and a 2MB L3 cache...
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I just hope it will compete or past conroe
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Bring home the bacon AMD
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