It seems that AMD has cancelled their upcoming Lima CPU, which was slated to be a relatively low-end single core offering:
“AMD will continue to ship single-core processors. However, all single-core processors will carry the Sempron brand. With Lima out of the picture, Sparta will be the next new single-core AMD processor. AMD expects to launch Sparta in September 2007 in 256KB and 128KB L2 configurations. Sparta arrives as a replacement for Orleans and Manila-core processors and is essentially a 65nm die-shrink of Manila."
According to the new AMD roadmaps, it seems that Semprons will still stay single core for at least the next year or so. Perhaps once we start seeing 8+ cores at the high-end, we’ll finally get cheap-as-chips multi-core Semprons.
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