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Encyclopedia > AMD K9

The term K9 represents a microarchitecture by AMD to replace the K8 chips, and has had various definitions. Image File history File links AMD_Logo. ... Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. ... The AMD K8 generation of CPUs is the successor to the AMD K7 generation of CPUs. ... K-9 refers to a variety of entries, most related to dogs. ...

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K9 still not a confirmed product

AMD has now confirmed K8L, a native quad core design with multiple IPC improvements, as its next generation core. There is no mention of any K9 product from anyone associated with AMD (as of June 2006). K8L CPU die analysis by Hans de Vries from chip-architect. ...


Original K9 - eight issue

K9 appears originally to have been an ambitious 8 issue per clock cycle core redesign of the K7/K8. At one point, K9 was the Greyhound project at AMD, and was worked on by the K7 team beginning in February or March 2001, with tape-out revision A0 scheduled for 2003. The L1 instruction cache was said to hold decoded instructions, essentially the same thing as Intel's trace cache. Project delays meant work was put back, and rolled into the K10 project. The K10 project also reported [1] to have been cancelled. Athlon is the brand name applied to a series of different x86 processors designed and manufactured by AMD. The original Athlon, or Athlon Classic was the first seventh-generation x86 processor and, in a first, retained the initial performance lead it had over Intels competing processors for a significant... The AMD K8 generation of CPUs is the successor to the AMD K7 generation of CPUs. ... The AMD K10 is AMDs next generation of processor. ...


Design teams

Until September 2004, AMD only had one design team[citation needed], and the failure of the K9 project stalled development of the K8 core.


Naming

Some claim that the cancellation of the K nomenclature is likely an attempt by AMD to avoid ridicule caused by the similarities between "K9" and "canine", but this is only conjecture, considering K7 and K8 were only internal codenames for the processors that AMD marketed as the Athlon and the Athlon 64, respectively. Genera Alopex Atelocynus Canis Cerdocyon Chrysocyon Cuon Dusicyon Fennecus Lycalopex Lycaon Nyctereutes Otocyon Pseudalopex Speothos Urocyon Vulpes Canidae is the family of carnivorous and omnivorous mammals commonly known as canines. ...


External links

  • AMD's K10 is delayed or dead
  • New AMD Boston Design Centre staffed by ex Sun staff

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AMD K9 quad core benchmarked against Intel offerings (190 words)
And so if he says as he does that AMD's K9 here will be a quad core baby and performs pretty well, then we're very inclined to believe him.
And when he produces benchmarks of the K9, as he does here, then we at the INQ ain't going to quibble.
Course the K9 is gonna have to compete against an Intel four core Whitefield creature and by then presumably Chipzilla will have all of its famous ducks in some kind of row.
AMD K9 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (257 words)
K9 appears originally to have been an ambitious 8 issue per clock cycle core redesign of the K7/K8.
At one point, K9 was the Greyhound project (Now is in K8L) at AMD, and was worked on by the K7 team beginning in February or March 2001, with tape-out A0 scheduled for 2003.
Some claim the cancellation of the K nomenclature is likely an attempt by AMD to avoid ridicule caused by the similarities between "K9" and "canine", but this is only conjecture, considering K7 and K8 were only internal codenames for the processors that AMD marketed as the Athlon and the Athlon 64, respectively.
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