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    Andreas_Wolf
    Posts: 12075 from 2003/5/22
    From: Germany
    Update:

    >> Applied Micro's new offering still look at little weak

    > You mean Titan/APM83290, which might or might not be dead? Or rather the yet to
    > be announced new core/APM86xxx at 40nm? If the latter: do you have specs for this?

    I guess we know the specs by now. From today's press release:

    "The AppliedMicro PacketPro family features performance of up to 2 GHz per core, 32KB L1 I/D & 256KB dedicated L2 cache per core, support for full symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) and ultra flexible asymmetric multiprocessing (AMP). Memory and bus architecture supports 16/32/64-bit DDR2/3 up to 1,600Mbps and beyond with ECC option. Connectivity features include PCI-e Gen 2 controller, GE, 10GE, SGMII, RGMII, IEEE1588 Rev2 on all Ethernet ports, USB 2.0 - H/D, OTG, all with integrated PHY, USB 3.0, SATA ports and SDHC. The PacketPro family is manufactured on a 40nm TSMC(R) CMOS process and is available in both wire-bond and flip-chip packaging. The first PacketPro device begins sampling in November."
    http://investor.appliedmicro.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=78121&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=1474906

    From the product page:

    "PACKETpro is AppliedMicro's second-generation of embedded multi-core processor SoCs and the first to feature expandability from one to eight 32-bit PowerPC 465 cores ranging in performance from 600 MHz to 1.5 GHz."
    http://www.appliedmicro.com/products/process.html#EmbeddedProcessors

    From the product info PDF file:

    "PACKETpro is AppliedMicro's second-generation of embedded processor SoCs and the first to feature expandability from one to eight 32-bit PowerPC 465 cores ranging in performance from 600 MHz to 2.0 GHz."
    http://www.appliedmicro.com/products/apm_pp_web.pdf (page 2)

    Page 4 shows an interesting chart listing three CPU generations:
    - past: single core, 32 bit, 1.5 GHz (PPC464 core based 1.4 GHz PPC460SX/PPC460GTx)
    - today: multicore, 32 bit, 2.0 GHz (PPC465 core based PacketPro processor)
    - future: multicore, 64 bit, 2.5 GHz (Viper?)

    Titan/APM83290/"Gemini" doesn't seem to fit any of these generations, indicating that it's rather dead than alive.

    My observations/questions:
    1. Does PacketPro have an FPU?
    2. They don't seem to be sure if PacketPro is 1.5 or 2.0 GHz.
    3. PacketPro is PPC465 based, which explains the "465" being listed as "32-bit Commercial Core" of Applied Micro in Power.org's latest Power Architecture roadmap version.
    4. PacketPro obviously doesn't use a "40nm variant of their Titan core".
    5. What is Applied Micro's "Next-gen" "32-bit Commercial Core" that is listed in Power.org's latest Power Architecture roadmap version? Is it Titan?
    6. What is Applied Micro's "APM86XXX" "32-bit Commercial Processor" that is listed in Power.org's latest Power Architecture roadmap version? Is it PacketPro?
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