AMD to go “high-k” in 2009
In early 2009, AMD will introduce the next revision of the its K10 architecture, which will not only bring octo-cores to the market in late 2009, but also twice the L2 cache. Each core will then have 1MB of L2 cache to play with. This new revision will also bring a switch to the 45nm high-k process, which should enable AMD to go higher on the frequency ladder, but also change the behavior of the processors when hit by sub-zero cooling. We will just have to see if it’s for better or for worse.