obrien at freebsd.org
Tue May 24 10:33:22 PDT 2005
On Tue, May 24, 2005 at 06:32:29PM +0200, Bruno Ducrot wrote:
> On Tue, May 24, 2005 at 08:59:24AM -0700, David O'Brien wrote:
> > On Thu, May 19, 2005 at 08:31:16PM -0700, Neil Short wrote:
> > > I updated to 6.0-CURRENT to test out the powernow
> > > drivers on my machine. It's a laptop and the processor
> > > is AMD Athlon-xpm.
> > ..
> > > carmen# dmesg
> > > ...
> > > CPU: AMD Athlon(tm) XP Processor 3000+ (1595.89-MHz
> > > 686-class CPU)
> > > Origin = "AuthenticAMD" Id = 0xf48 Stepping = 8
> > I'm surprised by this output - you have a K8 core CPU (754-pin rev. C0).
> > Your BIOS should say something other than "Athlon(tm) XP". What laptop
> > do you have?
> Some amd64 with long mode disabled are called 'sempron' due to some QA
> failing tests.
AMD wishes to sell a 32-bit "value" CPU. They are called the Sempron
brand. It makes most sense from a manufacturing POV to make these from a
K8 derived core than to continue to produce K7 derivatives. A Sempron is
not an Athlon64 that failed QA tests.
-- David (obrien at FreeBSD.org)
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