Monday, June 13th 2011

AMD to Retire Phenom II X6 by December

With its latest generation of client processors just a stone's throw away (into the mist, since there's still uncertainity surrounding the actual launch dates), AMD is preparing to retire its current front-line client processors, the six-core Phenom II X6. A company slide talking about "desktop processor longetivity" shows all current Phenom II X6 models, including 1100T Black Edition, 1090T Black Edition, 1075T, and 1065T, are scheduled for "end of life" (EOL) in Q4 2011, at the very latest by December. When a product reaches EOL, the company stops taking orders from distributors for it, clears outstanding orders, and stops its production. The company will continue to honor any warranty claims in accordance with its warranty terms and conditions.

Source: DonanimHaber
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38 Comments on AMD to Retire Phenom II X6 by December

#1
makwy2
Let's hope that replacement shows up soon... I'm waiting for ya Bulldozer!
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#2
Damn_Smooth
I figured this would happen. I wonder if they will do a final price drop first.
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#3
p_o_s_pc
F@H&WCG addict
first let me say Damn_Smooth the AMD girls are HOT!

I hope AMD releases BD soon and it proves to be worth the wait.
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#4
u2konline
This is good news to me, prices should drop big time.
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#5
zsolt_93
Didn't even hear about the 1045T and the 1065T until this moment.
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#6
1Kurgan1
The Knife in your Back
Did they already do this for the Quads? Sad to see these 6's end, I love my 1055T.
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#7
micropage7
wow AMD is ready to switch into newer one?
thats interesting and it just 6 months from now
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#8
NC37
Must be confident enough about the Bulldozers to go ahead and discontinue these. Although they could have served a purpose for less performing lines. Likely get some budget sales pretty well. Unless they've got that ready too. Seems like its an all out move to bury anything older than AM3+.
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#9
pr0n Inspector
by: u2konline
This is good news to me, prices should drop big time.
EOL products don't get big price drops.
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#10
Nesters
by: NC37
Unless they've got that ready too.
You mean Llano and FX-4?
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#11
_JP_
I better act fast and buy one.
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#12
Fourstaff
by: _JP_
I better act fast and buy one.
Or you can ignore them and get something better :p The x6 is no good for gamers, its only good for people who want a cheap workstation.
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#13
_JP_
by: Fourstaff
Or you can ignore them and get something better :p The x6 is no good for gamers, its only good for people who want a cheap workstation.
How am I supposed to build a PC with a Sabertooth990FX without a CPU?
While bulldozer doesn't come out, I figured a 1090T would do just fine...
Besides, even for games, it isn't that bad...
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#14
blibba
You could always use your E7400 until Bulldozer launches! The board you want will be cheaper by then, too.
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#15
_JP_
I agree, I was thinking of building it by August anyway. If bulldozer isn't out by that time, I will still consider getting a PIIx6.
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#16
CDdude55
Crazy 4 TPU!!!
I'll probably stick with my 1055T considering the majority of games being not very hardware intensive anyways.
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#17
Thatguy
by: Fourstaff
Or you can ignore them and get something better :p The x6 is no good for gamers, its only good for people who want a cheap workstation.
all this time I have been gaming with a pIIx4 pIIx6 cpu's and getting good frame rates with dirt2/cod etc.

wow I wish I had known that 60plus fps was just so horrific.


:laugh:
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#18
blibba
by: Thatguy
all this time I have been gaming with a pIIx4 pIIx6 cpu's and getting good frame rates with dirt2/cod etc.

wow I wish I had known that 60plus fps was just so horrific.


:laugh:
I think Fourstaff meant no good value for money, rather than no good at all.

The Phenom x4s have been good value gamers CPUs at times, but there have always been cheaper options than the x6 capable of providing superior gaming performance (not least the higher clocked Phenom x4s!).
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#19
Thatguy
by: blibba
I think Fourstaff meant no good value for money, rather than no good at all.

The Phenom x4s have been good value gamers CPUs at times, but there have always been cheaper options than the x6 capable of providing superior gaming performance (not least the higher clocked Phenom x4s!).
buy whatever is in your budget, many folks have multiuse machines. Making such claims is silly. even a p9550 phenom one at 2.2ghz gives similar gaming performance to a intel chip most of the time.

this is a bunch of hogwash.

what a red herring

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#20
TheMailMan78
Big Member
It going to be a LONG time before the 1090T is outdated.
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#21
wolf
Performance Enthusiast
I've alraedy retired my X6 for a sandy bridge chip. now if only I could sell the bastard.
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#22
Thatguy
by: wolf
I've alraedy retired my X6 for a sandy bridge chip. now if only I could sell the bastard.
how much ? seriously might be interested. send me a pm if you serious.
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#23
blibba
by: Thatguy
buy whatever is in your budget, many folks have multiuse machines. Making such claims is silly. even a p9550 phenom one at 2.2ghz gives similar gaming performance to a intel chip most of the time.

this is a bunch of hogwash.

what a red herring
I agree - personally I don't spec my machine for framerates alone. The Phenom x6s do appear particularly bad deals for anyone who isn't going to make full use of 6 cores, though. You're also right to say that older CPUs are fine in today's games (I presume that's what you mean, rather than literally that a Phenom 1 is as fast as a current Intel quad in games). That doesn't stop one chip from being better than another, though, or one chip from being worse value than another.

I'm not sure what you're getting at by calling it a red herring, though, or by having such an abrasive tone.

by: TheMailMan78
It going to be a LONG time before the 1090T is outdated.
Yup, CPUs can last a long time. Any good PC built in 2007 will still be ok for most gamers today.
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#24
Thatguy
by: blibba
I agree - personally I don't spec my machine for framerates alone. The Phenom x6s do appear particularly bad deals for anyone who isn't going to make full use of 6 cores, though. You're also right to say that older CPUs are fine in today's games (I presume that's what you mean, rather than literally that a Phenom 1 is as fast as a current Intel quad in games). That doesn't stop one chip from being better than another, though, or one chip from being worse value than another.

I'm not sure what you're getting at by calling it a red herring, though, or by having such an abrasive tone.



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I just get tired of people saying stupid shit. sorry for the abrasive tone. I have need for a 6 core for some heavy dsp stuff. While its not a great bargin for a gamer it performs fine in gaming uses.
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#25
Jstn7477
I might consider picking up one sometime before they go EOL. My Crosshair III Formula is still going strong after 2 years (and won't support BD), and I just picked up a cheapie $55 ASRock A770DE+ last week for my "ancient" Phenom X4 9750 and 4GB DDR2 1066 that have been unused for 2 years since my Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H blew up (the 9750 is SUPPOSED to be a 95w CPU but I got the s***** 1.3v bin and it killed the board within months). Hell, I even tinkered around with Athlon X2 939 systems until my collection of boards died. :(

I must say that my 9750 OCd @ 2.9GHz still runs good and gets 35 GFLOPS in IntelBurnTest on a good day. My 955 BE gets like 38-40.
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