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K8 - Hammer
General information
Launchedlate 2003
DiscontinuedApril 2014
Common manufacturer(s)
Max. CPU clock rate1600 MHz to 3200 MHz
FSB speeds800 MHz to 1000 MHz
Architecture and classification
Technology node65 nm to 130 nm
Instruction setAMD64 (x86-64)
Physical specifications
Products, models, variants
Core name(s)
PredecessorK7 - Athlon
SuccessorFamily 10h (K10)

The AMD K8 Hammer, also code-named SledgeHammer, is a computer processor microarchitecture designed by AMD as the successor to the AMD K7 Athlon microarchitecture. The K8 was the first implementation of the AMD64 64-bit extension to the x86 instruction set architecture.[1][2]

  1. ^ "List of AMD CPU microarchitectures - LeonStudio". LeonStudio - CodeFun. 3 August 2014. Archived from the original on 26 September 2020. Retrieved 12 September 2015.
  2. ^ Hans de Vries (2 October 2001). "AMD's Next Generation Micro Processor's Architecture". Chip Architect. Retrieved 12 September 2015.

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