It does not assume a genius to solve that AMD's initial Phenom processor establish did not go perfectly as designed. The first batch of retail-prepare Phenom processors were clocked less than expectations and in the days conducting up to the establish, the now infamous TLB bug erected its ugly head.
If you are not cognizant, all initial Phenom and Opteron quad-core processors founded on the Barcelona architecture were plagued through an errata that could cause a system crash below certain setting. The errata takes the processor's translation lookaside buffer or "TLB" and LIII cache. Maintain in mind, each processor has few sort of errata, but it commonly is not cause for refer, nor does it manifest itself in any actual-world app function.
In many cases processor errata can be functioned-around via BIOS or software patches and finish users are none the wiser. With the Phenom's TLB errata though, functioning above the troble regarded a important function punishment.
evidently aware of the trouble, AMD's engineers instantly went to function crafting a novel revision of the native quad-core Phenom silicon that settled the TLB errata. And now that novel revision is prepare. Quad-core Phenom processors
fiunded on the new BIII revision silicon should be hitting store shelves in the not too distant future. In addition to resolving the TLB bug, AMD is too revealings few higher clocked Phenoms and triple-core and low-power example also.
We have got AMD's new and greatest Phenom processor, the Phenom XIV 9850, on the try bench and have our determinations posted for you here. First up, the specs.
Save for its unique markings, the fresh AMD Phenom XIV 9850 appears perfectly similar to any other socket AMII+ processor outfitted with AMD's standard heat spreader. The chip utilizes the similar packaging and socket as recent Phenom processors; it is just the silicon underneath that has altered.
Fresh to the Phenom XIV 9850 is complete support for a 2.0GHz memory controller and HT 3.0 frequency with Do Dynamic Power Management technology. while AMD had antecedently stated support for a 2GHz storage controller and HT3.0 connection frequency, the memory controller in the first batch of Phenoms clocked in at 1.8GHz.