37 million transistor 0.18-micron Thunderbird core with Copper interconnects
950MHz clock speed - 9.0x clock multiplier
128KB on-die L1 cache running at core speed
64-bit exclusive 256KB on-die L2 cache running at clock speed
462-pin Socket A EV6 CPU interface running at 100MHz DDR (effectively 200MHz)
1.75v core voltage
The AMD Athlon processor is an x86-compatible, seventh-generation design featuring a superpipelined, nine-issue superscalar microarchitecture optimized for high clock frequency; the industry’s first fully pipelined, superscalar floating point unit for x86 platforms; high-performance cache architecture, now featuring 256KB of on-chip level (L2) cache and 128KB of on-chip level (L1) cache; enhanced 3DNow!™ technology with 24 additional instructions designed to improve integer math calculations, data movement for Internet streaming, and DSP communications; and a 200MHz system interface based on the Alpha™ EV6 bus protocol with support for scalable multiprocessing. AMD Athlon processors are manufactured using AMD’s 0.18-micron process technology in Fab 25 in Austin, Texas and AMD’s 0.18 micron technology in Fab 30 in Dresden, Germany.