The AMD Athlon™ MP processor, featuring QuantiSpeed™ architecture and Smart MP technology, is the latest member of the AMD Athlon family of processors that offers exceptional multiprocessing capability. The AMD Athlon MP processor offers fully-featured logic implementation to support smarter multiprocessing, based on AMD's Smart MP technology. With QuantiSpeed architecture, the AMD Athlon MP processor delivers extra performance by increasing the amount of work done per clock cycle and, at the same time, improving the processor's operating frequency. This combination delivers compelling application performance. The AMD Athlon MP processor is the world's first seventh-generation x86 processor for high-performance multiprocessing servers and workstations. It provides the fundamental building blocks to power 1- and 2-way server and workstation platforms, especially for users in the commercial and enterprise arenas.
This processor is designed to optimize the execution of multi-threaded and mission-critical applications, and to meet the reliability and computation-intensive requirements of cutting-edge software applications. It allows servers and workstations to run the most demanding Microsoft® Windows® compatible business and multimedia applications available today, with ample performance headroom for tomorrow's advances in software and operating systems.
Featuring QuantiSpeed™ Architecture for Rapid Execution of Applications
QuantiSpeed architecture, the latest technological enhancement to the award-winning AMD Athlon processor core, provides for increased performance in server and workstation applications. At the heart of QuantiSpeed architecture is a nine-issue, superscalar, fully-pipelined core. This provides more pathways to feed application instructions into the execution engines of the core, allowing the processor to complete more work in a given clock cycle. Additional features of QuantiSpeed architecture include a superscalar, fully-pipelined floating-point engine, hardware data prefetch, and exclusive and speculative Translation Look-aside Buffers (TLBs). The combination of these powerful features allows developers to visualize, design, and animate more efficiently, while IT managers' needs are addressed with more throughput and transactions for servers, and increased overall productivity.
Smarter Multiprocessing with Smart MP Technology
A key advantage of this multiprocessing platform is Smart MP technology, which helps the processor and chipset offer a more efficient platform and deliver better overall performance. Dual, independent, point-to-point buses and an exemplary cache management system, together with a bus that allows high-speed communications between processors, unite to make this new platform an exciting, efficient, and cost-effective solution for IT managers. Other Smart MP technology features include an optimized cache coherency protocol, which manages data and memory traffic, as well as innovative "snoop" buses, which offer high-speed communication between the CPUs in a multiprocessing system. In addition, the use of a transaction-based bus protocol allows the processors to stay in operation, even while outstanding data requests are being filled.
Performance for Commercial and Enterprise Computing
The AMD Athlon MP processor, together with the innovative AMD-760™ MP chipset, delivers breakthrough performance in a dual processor platform. The AMD-760 MP chipset is a high-performance, two-way multiprocessor core logic solution for AMD Athlon MP processors. The chipset's high performance is attributed to an enhanced 266MHz system bus, support for DDR memory technology, and an AGP-4x graphics interface. Together with sophisticated core logic in memory and I/O control, and design consideration for system and power management, the AMD-760 MP chipset provides a powerful solution for multiprocessor server and workstation platforms. This platform provides outstanding multiprocessing capability by optimizing the execution of multi-threaded, mission-critical applications, empowering commercial enterprises to achieve new levels of productivity. The AMD Athlon MP processor, featuring QuantiSpeed architecture and Smart MP technology, and the AMD-760 MP chipset: This winning combination offers stable and reliable multiprocessing performance for workstations and servers.
In addition, AMD's single, stable platform-Socket A-offers IT managers lower enterprise management costs by helping to minimize infrastructure churn, plus it offers an easy upgrade path addressing a wide range of commercial computing needs, from appliance and general servers to high-end workstations. AMD's Socket A platform enables enterprise customers to meet today's needs while helping to ensure long-term investment protection and a path toward future growth.
A New Breed of Processor Technology
The AMD Athlon MP processor's advanced architectural features help ensure outstanding levels of performance for servers and workstations. These features include:
* QuantiSpeed™ Architecture
* Smart MP Technology
* Advanced 266MHz Front-Side Bus with ECC (Error Correcting Code) Support
* 384K Total High-Performance, Full-Speed Cache
* 3DNow!™ Professional Technology (72 instructions, full SSE compatibility)
* Support for Double Data Rate (DDR) Memory
* Stable Socket A Infrastructure