What does "San Diego" "Venice" etc mean?

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The AMD CPUs come with integrated "San Diego" or "Winchester" etc.

I spent an hour or so searching through the AMD website and could find no information on what this means.

Can anyone help me out here?

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Paul
 
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Paul,

All the chip manufacturers use "code names" for their products from development thru retail distribution. It's Kewl :cool:

That's where names like 'Palomino' and 'Thunderbird' came from for different Chip Cores.

'Winchester' was a long time name for a type of HD design. Haven't heard it recycled into the Chip venue tho???

Anyway, the code names generally stick to the products thru their life cycle.
 
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The Venice and San Diego cores are the latest versions of the Athlon64, the San Diego is the faster of the two as it has 1MB of L2 cache instead of 512KB. If you're going to buy an Athlon64, make sure it's one of these two and not a Winchester or Clawhammer.
 
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