Tag: amd phenom

Phenom ( /fɨˈnɒm/) is the 64-bit AMD desktop processor line based on the K10 microarchitecture, in what AMD calls family 10h (10 hex, i.e. 16 in normal decimal numbers) processors, sometimes incorrectly called “K10h”. Triple-core versions (codenamed Toliman) belong to the Phenom 8000 series and quad cores (codenamed Agena) to the AMD Phenom X4 9000 series. The first processor in the family was released in 2007.
AMD considers the quad core Phenoms to be the first “true” quad core design, as these processors are a monolithic multi-core design (all cores on the same silicon die), unlike Intel’s Core 2 Quad series which are a multi-chip module (MCM) design. The processors are on the Socket AM2+ platform.
Before Phenom’s original release a flaw was discovered in the translation lookaside buffer (TLB) that could cause a system lock-up in rare circumstances; Phenom processors up to and including stepping “B2” and “BA” are affected by this bug. BIOS and software workarounds disable the TLB,…

AMD Unveil Spider Quad Core Platform

AMD have unveiled its new “Spider” platform, with quad-core processor supporting scalable graphics. The new platform combines the introduction of AMD Phenom quad-core processors, ATI Radeon HD 3800 Series graphics…

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