AMD: We're well on our way to Shanghai, 45nm CPUs

Joel Hruska writes:

"With the fourth quarter now upon us, the market's gaze has begun to turn full force on AMD and the imminent launch of the company's Shanghai processor. Shanghai, for those of you who haven't been following AMD, is a 45nm die-shrink of the company's Barcelona architecture with a 6MB L3 cache (up from 2MB on Barcelona), improved performance and power characteristics, and an additional set of as-yet-unspecified performance tweaks. On Monday, Ars had a chance to sit down with Patrick Patla, head of AMD's workstation and server division, who offered insight into Shanghai's development process, as well as a few tantalizing details on what we can expect when the new processor ships."

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