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SubjectRe: K6-2+ name (was Re: AMD CPU misdetection?)
"Barry K. Nathan" wrote:
>
> > The K6-2+ is actually the CPU that was released
> > _after_ K6-3. Go figure.
> >
> > Why they didn't call it K6-4 is anyones guess.
>
> I read somewhere (I don't have a URL handy, sorry) that the reason AMD went
> with K6-2+ is that, apparently, the K6-2 name is well-known, and they
> wanted to build on that...

IIRC, the K6-2+ is really a K6-3 core with the on-chip L2 cache disabled
because of defects.

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Brian Gerst
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