AMD To Launch 45nm Phenom Processors This Month?

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AMD Appoints Former HP Exec to Head EMEA RegionAlthough the lion's share of news these past couple of days pertains to Intel's Core i7 unveiling, information about AMD's next salvo of desktop processors has slowly been leaking as well. According to a story posted today on the Digitimes website, AMD will be launching a pair of new 45nm quad-core Phenom processors sometime this month...

"AMD is planning to launch two 45nm quad-core desktop CPUs (Deneb) – the Phenom X4 20550 and 20350 for socket AM2+ systems with core frequencies of 3GHz and 2.8GHz, respectively in November this year, according to sources at motherboard makers.  The company will also launch six 45nm triple-core CPUs (Heka and Regor) including 14x00, 12x00 and 1xx00e series. These triple-core CPUs will enter design validation test (DVT) and start shipping in the first quarter next year.

AMD will also launch six high-end 45nm quad-core CPUs (Deneb) and four entry-level (Propus) including 20x00, 18x00, 16x00 and 1xx00e series. To prevent impact on its mainstream dual-core Athlon X2 CPUs, AMD has decided to let its 45nm AM3-based dual-core CPU (Regor) enter DVT stage by the end of the second quarter next year and will start shipping in the third quarter. The company has planned three 65W CPUs model numbered 10x00 for the category.

Although the company will largely enter the 45nm generation, in order to prevent potential yield rate problems from the new process, AMD will launch seven 65nm CPUs including three quad-core Phenom X4 CPUs (Agena) – 9950 (120W), 9850 (95W) and 9450e (65W), and two Athlon X2 CPUs (Kuma) – 7750 and 7550 in the first quarter of 2009, while two low-power Athlon X2 CPUs (Brisbane) – 5050e and 3250e, will launch in the near future."

There is also some news regarding potential price cuts for AMD's already relatively low-prices line of 65nm Phenoms, and information about some existing products going EOL in the not too distant future.



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 Amd is stepping up lets see what they got!

 

 

 

 

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Any AM2+ socket mobo will able to accept these new Deneb processors? Tere no such thing as a 45 nm socket correct?

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ice_73 replied on Tue, Nov 4 2008 8:37 PM

hope it kicks the i7's butt!

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ice_73:
hope it kicks the i7's butt!
 

Ain't gonna happen.

 

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Cant wait to see what AMD has in store for us

also cant wait to see the benchmark result against Intel core i7

Hope the Athlon FX era is return

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Any AM2+ socket mobo will able to accept these new Deneb processors? Tere no such thing as a 45 nm socket correct?

Most any should with a bios update since they should use less power.

 

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agawtrip replied on Tue, Nov 4 2008 10:45 PM

it's Phenom FX, not Athlon FX

what i am waiting for is the 6th core (hex-core CPUs) since they've made the tri-core

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agawtrip:

it's Phenom FX, not Athlon FX

what i am waiting for is the 6th core (hex-core CPUs) since they've made the tri-core

Don't excpect that to soon. The 3 core cpus are quads with one cpu disabled.

 

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What is the point of that, bob?

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What is the point of that, bob?

Say on core of the quad doesn't run as fast or has some kind of error they disable it and sell it as a tricore instead of throwing it away.

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I wonder what the wattage on these will be.  My 9750 at 125W gets hot hot hot.  A 65nm 9850 at 95W makes me think they should be able to pull off a 3GHz 45nm for 95W too.

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Good! AMD needs to put up a good competition so we will see an immediate cut on prices.

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