It appears you have not yet registered with our community. To register please click here...

Go Back [M] > Madshrimps > WebNews
AMD's B3 Stepping Phenom Previewed, TLB Hardware Fix Tested AMD's B3 Stepping Phenom Previewed, TLB Hardware Fix Tested
FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

AMD's B3 Stepping Phenom Previewed, TLB Hardware Fix Tested
Thread Tools
Old 12th March 2008, 19:41   #1
jmke's Avatar
Join Date: May 2002
Location: 7090/Belgium
Posts: 79,001
jmke has disabled reputation
Default AMD's B3 Stepping Phenom Previewed, TLB Hardware Fix Tested

It was literally a week before we received our Phenom samples that many within AMD learned of a serious errata in the processor that could potentially have a significant impact on system stability or performance, depending on how it was handled. Microprocessor errata are quite common - no CPU is perfect and many are patched with fixes for these errata through BIOS updates throughout the life of the CPU.

With the TLB errata fixed in B3, AMD is one step closer to a competitive Phenom part. Unfortunately Phenom still suffers from low clock speeds and that's something AMD will be working on in the coming months. It will take a combination of higher clock speeds and very competitive pricing to really save Phenom.
jmke is offline   Reply With Quote

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
AMD's Phenom II X6 1090T tested early jmke WebNews 0 13th April 2010 13:41
Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition ver. 2.0: AMD Introduces C3 Processor Stepping jmke WebNews 0 4th November 2009 15:22
Phenom, part deux: AMD's B3 silicon revision jmke WebNews 0 28th March 2008 13:52
Phenom 9600 Black Edition Review & TLB Fix Investigation jmke WebNews 0 7th February 2008 09:52
AMD Phenom B3 stepping confirmed to fix TLB erratum Sidney WebNews 1 12th January 2008 19:05
Phenom 9500, 9700 and 9900 Tested in the Phenom Sidney WebNews 0 18th December 2007 16:54
AMD's Phenom processors jmke WebNews 0 13th December 2007 13:05
Phenom TLB workaround benchmarked Sidney WebNews 1 7th December 2007 02:01
AMD's Phenom processors review jmke WebNews 2 20th November 2007 16:56
Phenom X4 vs. Yorkfield tested in Crysis at 3Ghz jmke WebNews 0 29th October 2007 09:41

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 14:19.

Powered by vBulletin® - Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO