AMD Athlon 64

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The Athlon 64 is an eighth-generation, AMD64-architecture microprocessor produced by AMD, released on September 23, 2003. It is the third processor to bear the name Athlon, and the immediate successor to the Athlon XP. The second processor (after the Opteron) to implement AMD64 architecture and the first 64-bit processor targeted at the average consumer, it was AMD's primary consumer microprocessor, and competes primarily with Intel's Pentium 4, especially the "Prescott" and "Cedar Mill" core revisions. It is AMD's first K8, eighth-generation processor core for desktop and mobile computers. Despite being natively 64-bit, the AMD64 architecture is backward-compatible with 32-bit x86 instructions.

Athlon 64s have been produced for Socket 754, Socket 939, Socket 940 and Socket AM2. The line was succeeded by the dual-core Athlon 64 X2 and Athlon X2 lines.

 

Note: All CPUs are sorted by the release date of the codename - not by speed or socket.

The Athlon 64 NewCastle

The Athlon 64 was originally codenamed ClawHammer by AMD and was referred to as such internally and in press releases. The first Athlon 64 FX was based on the first Opteron core, SledgeHammer. Both cores, were produced on a 130 nanometer process.

"Newcastle" was released soon after ClawHammer, with half the Level 2 cache.

AMD Athlon 64 3000+

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ADA3000AEP4AX
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AMD Athlon 64 3200+

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ADA3200AEP4AX (Socket 754)
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AMD Athlon 64 3400+

The Athlon 64 Winchester

AMD Athlon 64 3000+

ADA3000DIK4BI (Socket 939)
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The Athlon 64 Venice

Core revisions "Venice" and "San Diego" succeeded all previous revisions on April 15, 2005. Venice, the lower-end part, was produced for both Sockets 754 and 939, and included 512 KB of L2 cache.

AMD Athlon 64 3000+

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ADA3000DAA4BW

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ADA3000DAA4BP (Socket 939)
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AMD Athlon 64 3200+

ADA3200DAA4BP (Socket 939)
ADA3200DAA4BW (Socket 939)
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AMD Athlon 64 3400+

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ADA3400DAA4BY
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AMD Athlon 64 3500+

ADA3500DAA4BW (Socket 939)
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The Athlon 64 San Diego

San Diego, the higher-end chip, was produced only for Socket 939 and doubled Venice's L2 cache to 1 MB. Both were produced on the 90 nm process. Both also included support for SSE3, a new feature that had been included in the rival Pentium 4 since the release of the Prescott core in February 2004. In addition, AMD overhauled the memory controller for this revision, resulting in performance improvements as well as support for newer DDR RAM.

AMD Athlon 64 3700+

ADA3700DAA5BN (Socket 939)
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AMD Athlon 64 4000+

ADA4000DAA5BN (Socket 939)
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The Athlon 64 Orleans

The Athlon 64 had been maligned by some critics for some time because of its lack of support for DDR2 SDRAM, an emerging technology that had been adopted much earlier by Intel. AMD's official position was that the CAS latency on DDR2 had not progressed to a point where it would be advantageous for the consumer to adopt it. AMD finally remedied this gap with the "Orleans" core revision, the first Athlon 64 to fit Socket AM2, released on May 23, 2006.

AMD Athlon 64 3800+

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ADA3800IAA4CN (Socket AM2)
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The Mobile Athlon 64

Previously introduced as "Mobile Athlon 64", Turion 64 is now the brand name AMD applies to its 64-bit low-power consumption (mobile) processors. The Turion 64 and Turion 64 X2 processors compete with Intel's mobile processors, initially the Pentium M and later the Intel Core and Intel Core 2 processors.

AMD Mobile Athlon 64 3400+

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Comments [ARCHIVED]


Tobias Kalcus (Wednesday, 11 September 2013 21:00)

Hi Frank, AMD Athlon 64 is the best microprocessor ever. Im visiting your website daily. in Love Tobias Kalcus


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