AMD Athlon 64 microprocessor family
AMD Athlon 64 is a 64-bit microprocessor based on K8 architecture and designed for desktop computers. These microprocessors include all basic features of K8 micro-architecture, such as split 128 KB level 1 cache, exclusive 512 KB or 1 MB level 2 cache, AMD64 technology, Enhanced Virus Protection, and support for SSE2 instructions. SSE3 instruction set was added to all Athlon 64 processors with core revision E3 or later. To interface with memory and peripheral devices all Athlon 64 CPUs use integrated memory controller and one HyperTransport link instead of Front-Side Bus. Performance of the integrated memory controller and the HyperTransport link was gradually improved with introduction of new package and socket types:
The Athlon 64 processors were manufactured using 0.13 micron, 0.09 micron and 0.065 micron technology.
For averaged multi-threading performance of Athlon 64 CPUs please see AMD Athlon 64 performance pages.
Engineering / Qualification / Other samples
At a glance
Sep 23, 2003
0.065 - 0.13
1 - 2.8
L2 cache size (KB):
256 - 1024
Socket S1 (S1g1)