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'''Athlon''' was family of high-performance {{arch|32}} [[microprocessor]]s developed by [[AMD]] based on AMD's {{amd|K7|K7 microarchitecture}}. Athlon was introduce on June 23, 1999.
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'''Athlon''' was a family of high-performance {{arch|32}} [[microprocessor]]s developed by [[AMD]] based on AMD's {{amd|K7|K7 microarchitecture}}. Athlon was introduce on June 23, 1999.
  
 
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== Overview ==

Latest revision as of 08:54, 11 November 2017

AMD Athlon
AMD Athlon Logo.svg
AMD Athlon logo
Developer AMD
Manufacturer AMD
Type Microprocessors
Introduction June 23, 1999 (announced)
August, 1999 (launch)
Production 1999-2004
ISA x86
Word size 32 bit
4 octets
8 nibbles
Process 250 nm
0.25 μm
2.5e-4 mm
, 180 nm
0.18 μm
1.8e-4 mm
Technology CMOS
Clock 500 MHz-1400 MHz
Socket Slot A, Socket A
Succession
K6-III Athlon 4
Athlon MP
Athlon XP
Geode NX

Athlon was a family of high-performance 32-bit microprocessors developed by AMD based on AMD's K7 microarchitecture. Athlon was introduce on June 23, 1999.

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Architecture[edit]

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Packaging[edit]

Original Athlon Processor, Argon core, in a cartridge with a heat sink.

Early Athlon microprocessors were packaged with a separate L2$ into a single cartridge. The cartridge connected into AMD's Slot A (similar to Intel's Slot 1). Those processors included Argon, Pluto, and Orion-core based processors. Later microprocessors (starting with Thunderbird core-based) introduced on-die L2$ simplifying the packing complexity, allowing it to use a standard PGA (Socket A).

Members[edit]

Athlon had 4 iterations of cores: Argon, Pluto, Orion, Thunderbird.

Argon core[edit]

The Argon, released in 1999, uses Slot A, has a double data rate front side bus operating at 100 MHz (having an effective bus speed of 200 MHz). Argon microprocessors were manufactured in 250 nm process.

Model Frequency L2$ TDP
Athlon 500 500 MHz 512 kB 42 W
Athlon 550 550 MHz 512 kB 46 W
Athlon 600 600 MHz 512 kB 50 W
Athlon 650 650 MHz 512 kB 54 W
Athlon 700 700 MHz 512 kB 50 W

Pluto core[edit]

The Pluto core-based microprocessors were released in late 1999 and early 2000 and use Slot A. They have a double data rate front side bus operating at 100 MHz (having an effective bus speed of 200 MHz). Pluto microprocessors were manufactured in 180 nm process.

Model Frequency L2$ TDP
Athlon 550 550 MHz 512 kB 31 W
Athlon 600 600 MHz 512 kB 34 W
Athlon 650 650 MHz 512 kB 36 W
Athlon 700 700 MHz 512 kB 39 W
Athlon 750 750 MHz 512 kB 40 W
Athlon 800 800 MHz 512 kB 48 W
Athlon 850 850 MHz 512 kB 50 W
Athlon 900 900 MHz 512 kB 60 W
Athlon 950 950 MHz 512 kB 62 W

Orion core[edit]

Like Pluto core, Orion microprocessors used Slot A.

Model Frequency L2$ TDP
Athlon 1000 1000 MHz 512 kB 65 W

Thunderbird core[edit]

Thunderbird-based microprocessors were manufactured in both cartridge form (Slot A) and as PGA (Socket A).

Model Frequency L2$ TDP Socket
Athlon 650 650 MHz 256 kB 36 W Slot A
Athlon 700 700 MHz 256 kB 38 W Slot A
Athlon 750 750 MHz 256 kB 40 W Slot A
Athlon 800 800 MHz 256 kB 42 W Slot A
Athlon 850 850 MHz 256 kB 44 W Slot A
Athlon 900 900 MHz 256 kB 49 W Slot A
Athlon 950 950 MHz 256 kB 52 W Slot A
Athlon 1000 1000 MHz 256 kB 54 W Slot A
Athlon 650 600 MHz 256 kB Socket A
Athlon 650 650 MHz 256 kB 36 W Socket A
Athlon 650 650 MHz 256 kB 38 W Socket A
Athlon 700 700 MHz 256 kB 38 W Socket A
Athlon 700 700 MHz 256 kB 40 W Socket A
Athlon 700 750 MHz 256 kB 40 W Socket A
Athlon 700 750 MHz 256 kB 43 W Socket A
Athlon 800 800 MHz 256 kB 42 W Socket A
Athlon 800 800 MHz 256 kB 45 W Socket A
Athlon 850 850 MHz 256 kB 42 W Socket A
Athlon 850 850 MHz 256 kB 45 W Socket A
Athlon 900 900 MHz 256 kB 50 W Socket A
Athlon 900 900 MHz 256 kB 50 W Socket A
Athlon 950 950 MHz 256 kB 52 W Socket A
Athlon 950 950 MHz 256 kB 52 W Socket A
Athlon 1000 1000 MHz 256 kB 54 W Socket A
Athlon 1000 1000 MHz 256 kB 54 W Socket A
Athlon 1100 1100 MHz 256 kB 60 W Socket A
Athlon 1200 1200 MHz 256 kB 66 W Socket A
Athlon 1300 1300 MHz 256 kB 68 W Socket A
Athlon 1400 1400 MHz 256 kB 72 W Socket A

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Facts about "Athlon - AMD"
designerAMD +
first announcedJune 23, 1999 +
first launchedAugust 1999 +
full page nameamd/athlon +
instance ofmicroprocessor family +
instruction set architecturex86 +
manufacturerAMD +
process250 nm (0.25 μm, 2.5e-4 mm) + and 180 nm (0.18 μm, 1.8e-4 mm) +
socketSlot A + and Socket A +
technologyCMOS +
word size32 bit (4 octets, 8 nibbles) +