Volgens Digitimes Taiwan zal AMD in januari volgend jaar de K6-2+ op de markt planten. Deze evolutie van de K6-2 heeft 128Kb on-die cache, draait mogelijk op 133MHz FSB en wordt gebakken met behulp van 0,18micron technologie, zo schrijft Ace's Hardware:
According to Digitimes Taiwan, AMD revealed in a recent document to motherboard makers that K6-2+ will debut in Jan, 2000. K6-2+ will debut at 500 Mhz running at 100 Mhz FSB. The report also mentions that K6-2+ can run up to 533 Mhz, which makes me think that there may also be 133-Mhz-FSB version of K6-2+. The K6-2+ will be manufactured using 0.18 micron technology, thus shrinking its die to about 80 square mm. From what we have heard earlier, K6-2+ will have 128K L2 cache on-die. AMD has reportedly sent K6-2+ samples to motherboard makers for testing, and will start producing K6-2+ in quantity by December this year. The report also says that AMD will continue to sell K6-2 and K6-III line of processors once K6-2+ is released, but K6-2+ will have priority over the both K6-2 and K6-III. AMD also expects to sell the K6-2+ line of processors into year 2001.
More details on the K6-2+ are expected to surface soon at some AMD techical/marketing meeting. And I am wondering if that could be the AMD analyst meeting that is coming up on November 11. If you have more information on that, please let me know. TIA!