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AMD Sempron: released at last

The hype in the mobo makers camp aroused by AMD decisions to move Sempron release date made them finalize BIOSes in a hurry, but it seems the effort was not in vain, as Sempron announcement expected in mid-August is now set to July 28.

Socket Model Sampling Production Release
Socket 754 Sempron 3100+ Summer 2004 Q3 2004 August 17, 2004
Socket A Sempron 2800+
Sempron 2600+
Sempron 2500+

These are company plans widely distributed as screenshots from a confidential AMD presentation. These confirm information from The Inquirer. Socket A Sempron models will last until the end of 2005 in value systems. The last Socket A Sempron will be 2800+.

Model Clock Process/Core L2 cache, KB Power
Sempron 2500+ 1,750 MHz (10.5 x 166 MHz) 0.13Ám (Barton) 256 62W
Sempron 2600+ 1,833 MHz (11.0 x 166 MHz)
Sempron 2800+ 2,000 MHz (10.0 x 200 MHz)
Sempron 3100+ 1800 MHz (9.0 x 200 MHz) 0.13Ám, SOI (Paris)

It seems AMD now uses "more speed for same money" policy. The novelties will compete with Intel Celeron D. Socket A Sempron is almost identical to 1.6V Thoroughbred, just has 333 MHz FSB. Test results have been available before the official announcement. Below are screenshots from one of Chinese sites:

As for PR ratings, they are:

AMD Sempron processors 3100+, 2800+, 2600+, 2500+, 2400+, 2300+, 2200+ are available now; Mobile AMD Sempron 2600+, 2800+, 3000+ for "full-size" notebooks and Mobile AMD Sempron 2600+, 2800+ for subnotebooks will arrive in August 2004.

Mobile AMD Sempron 2600+, 2800+, 3000+ will cost $84, $108, $120, respectively; 2600+, 2800+ subnotebook CPUs will cost $85, $99; finally, 2200+, 2300+, 2400+, 2500+, 2600+, 2800+, 3100+ will cost $39, $45, $61, $74, $85, $109, $126 in 1,000-unit quantities.

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