Saturday, May 23rd 2009

AMD Plans Massive 45 nm Transition, New CPUs Announced

Industry observer DigiTimes, citing anonymous sources, today reported that AMD is planning to move production of its desktop processors to 45 nm node process by the third quarter of this year.
AMD plans to move production of its desktop CPUs to its 45nm node process in the third quarter, helping to reduce costs, according to sources at motherboard makers.
Currently, only AMD's quad-core Phenom II X4 800 and 900 series (Deneb) and triple-core Phenom II X3 700 series (Heka) CPUs are manufactured under a 45nm process. The company plans to move its dual-core Phenom II X2 500 series (Callisto) and Athlon II X2 200 series to 45nm in June, and quad-core Athlon II X4 600 series and triple-core Athlon II X3 400 series (Rana) in September, the sources noted.
The chipmaker also plans to launch several CPUs during the period between the end of the second quarter and the third quarter. The dual-core Phenom II X2 550 and 545 will launch at the end of the second quarter, and the quad-core Phenom II X4 945 (95W) and 8xx (95W), triple-core Phenom II X3 7xx (95W), quad-core Athlon II X4 630 and 620, triple-core Athlon II X3 435 and 425, and dual-core Athlon II X2 250, 245 and 240 will launch in the third.
AMD also plans to launch 10 low-power consumption CPUs including the Phenom II X4 905e, Phenom II X3 705e and Athlon II X4 605e.
Source: DigiTimes
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104 Comments on AMD Plans Massive 45 nm Transition, New CPUs Announced

#1
1Kurgan1
The Knife in your Back
All good news here, will be keeping the eye open for maybe a HTPC proc.
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#2
Valdez
Any news on new stepping or something?
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#3
Weer
*sigh* I am never going to have an AMD CPU, am I?
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#4
MRCL
Ten years of Intel loyality begin to shiver.
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Weer
by: MRCL
Ten years of Intel loyality begin to shiver.
Are you talking about me? That's almost creepy. I bought my first Intel PIII ten years ago. But the problem is that it's not beginning to shiver. I really wish AMD would finally come up with something worthwhile.
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Studabaker
by: Weer
Are you talking about me? That's almost creepy. I bought my first Intel PIII ten years ago. But the problem is that it's not beginning to shiver. I really wish AMD would finally come up with something worthwhile.
How is the Phenom II 900 series not enough for ya? It's not like you're running a Q9000 series or i7.
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Weer
by: Studabaker
How is the Phenom II 900 series not enough for ya? It's not like you're running a Q9000 series or i7.
It's enough compared to what I currently have. But, obviously, if I were going to upgrade, I'd go i7. Which means AMD is still dead to me.
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MRCL
by: Weer
Are you talking about me? That's almost creepy. I bought my first Intel PIII ten years ago. But the problem is that it's not beginning to shiver. I really wish AMD would finally come up with something worthwhile.
Lol no about me:p I had one AMD cpu in my eleven years of pc-life, and that was a short period of time. Otherwise Intel all teh way.

My next big CPU upgrade will definately be AMD.
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#9
PlanetCyborg
weer if you dont have nothing smart do say then dont post!!!:shadedshu
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TheMailMan78
Big Member
by: PlanetCyborg
weer if you dont have nothing smart do say then dont post!!! ignorant fanboy:shadedshu
Welcome to the forums PlanetCyborg. Name calling and flaming here are not tolerated unless its meant as a joke. Anyway weer didn't say anything "ignorant" just his opinion.
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#11
PlanetCyborg
yea sorry !!! but i just hate fanboysm:ohwell:
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MRCL
by: PlanetCyborg
yea sorry !!! but i just hate fanboysm:ohwell:
Don't hate the fanboy, hate the product:cool:
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#13
hat
Enthusiast
Yet some people don't realise that Phenom has caught up to the Core 2 arcitecture. Yes, i7 is ahead, but not nearly enough to justify the price. When I bought my Sempron single core, I had enough money to buy a damned E8400 + slammin' mobo, but I went the (very) cheap way and got a chip that pleases me just fine. Hell, sometimes when me and my Uncle are playing BF2 I get in first, and he's got 2 raptors in raid 0 and a 6000+.

I think that even this sempron, once overclocked to 3GHz (which it does with ease) is enough for any single application. Dual cores come in handy when you have virus scans, pr0n downloads, music playing and a hardcore game going all at once. Any dual core cpu is enough for the average gamin' man. Quad comes in handy when you've got a shitstorm of activity going on all at once, such as video encoding and games at the same time.
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#14
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
I'm looking real hard at the Phenom II 810 to replace my Athlon X2.

Saddly, I have to kind of agree with Weer though, AMD's products are still lagging behind. They have caught up to the older, lower end Core 2, but not the high end. The Q6600 released in Jan2007 is still outperforming their top offering today, they still have a lot of ground to make up.

by: hat
Yet some people don't realise that Phenom has caught up to the Core 2 arcitecture. Yes, i7 is ahead, but not nearly enough to justify the price. When I bought my Sempron single core, I had enough money to buy a damned E8400 + slammin' mobo, but I went the (very) cheap way and got a chip that pleases me just fine. Hell, sometimes when me and my Uncle are playing BF2 I get in first, and he's got 2 raptors in raid 0 and a 6000+.

I think that even this sempron, once overclocked to 3GHz (which it does with ease) is enough for any single application. Dual cores come in handy when you have virus scans, pr0n downloads, music playing and a hardcore game going all at once. Any dual core cpu is enough for the average gamin' man. Quad comes in handy when you've got a shitstorm of activity going on all at once, such as video encoding and games at the same time.
A single core processor is not enough for todays modern games. Saddly, even dual-cores are being bogged down. The days of a highly clocked dual-core being better than a lower clocked quad are coming to an end. With the increased amounts of physic game developers are cramming into games, and increased realizm, dual-core processor are starting to show they can't keep up.
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#15
Melvis
@ hat, well said :toast:
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#16
Charper2013
Hardware is so wierd... The PSUs are getting more and more wattage... But the CPUs and GPUs are finding new manufacturing technology for there cpus to use less power.. I would be looking to find more effiency in Psus if I was them..
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newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
by: Charper2013
Hardware is so wierd... The PSUs are getting more and more wattage... But the CPUs and GPUs are finding new manufacturing technology for there cpus to use less power.. I would be looking to find more effiency in Psus if I was them..
The new manufacturing technology on the CPUs don't make them use less power, it allows increased performance at the same power envolope.
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#18
a_ump
by: Charper2013
Hardware is so wierd... The PSUs are getting more and more wattage... But the CPUs and GPUs are finding new manufacturing technology for there cpus to use less power.. I would be looking to find more effiency in Psus if I was them..
no crap, i don't understand why they keep making larger and larger PSU's....i mean the average system power consumption hasn't really increased at all, even on the enthusiast end where u could xfire the X1950XTX. I suppose the idea of 3-way SLI and up to 4x xfire could call for an increase, especially if you were 4x xfiring HD 4890's.

Now about all the CPU's, i'm assuming AMD is simply going to stop the retailing of current athlon x2's, cause this is a huge line up they have coming here, and i dont know how all of those CPU's would fit in the market without AMD competing with itself, hence i would think they're going to end their current athlong x2 retailing.
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Melvis
by: newtekie1
The Q6600 released in Jan2007 is still outperforming their top offering today, they still have a lot of ground to make up.
I would like to see a Q6600 beat a Phenom 955 :pimp:


by: newtekie1
A single core processor is not enough for todays modern games. Saddly, even dual-cores are being bogged down. The days of a highly clocked dual-core being better than a lower clocked quad are coming to an end. With the increased amounts of physic game developers are cramming into games, and increased realizm, dual-core processor are starting to show they can't keep up.
I would have to start to agree on that, Quad cores seem to be doing very well at gaming these days, even against a high end dual core, but a yr ago i would of said otherwise, and a yr b4 that i would of said ya dreaming lol.
Honestly it depends on the game, and how many threads it runs, still most games are single threaded hence why i can just still get away with my single core, but i wouldn't go any less then what i run :laugh: Dual cores do the job well enough, and of course if you got the cash a quad core is good for anything and what the future brings. My next rig will be Quad, just when is the question.
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#20
a_ump
by: Melvis
I would like to see a Q6600 beat a Phenom 955 :pimp:
Shit the q6600 can't beat the 940, no need to go for 955. The Phenom II 940/55 are meant to compete with q9550/9650 if i'm not mistaken. the 920 is more of the q6600 competition. the intel chip still holds up very very well but it is slightly inferior. But i mean come on, what game today utilizes even the q6600 at 3ghz+ let alone 3.6ghz. Still a solid chip, i personally find if your just a gamer anything over an AMD PII x3 is unnecessary.
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#21

at last amd :DDDD
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#22
ShadowFold
Time to move my server and backup to 45nm :D
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#23
crtecha
Im looking forward to this. I'm really looking forward to a upgrade soon maybe late fall.
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#24
TheLaughingMan
Not getting the fray this time

I just want to point out that the info. about the Phenom II X3 7xx is wrong. These two chips are already 95W Thermal Power, so why would there be a move to where it already is. When this massive release starts, either the PII X3 7xx will be reduced to say....65W (or something) or will not be apart of this release. I hope someone can clear this up. Typo or speculation?
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#25
Kitkat
by: 1Kurgan1
All good news here, will be keeping the eye open for maybe a HTPC proc.
YUP! SOMTHING TO PUT IN THAT NEW ASUS HTPC WHICH IS A DEF FOR ME!

I cant wait till they turn that 95W version UP! give me a 975! (cause im greedy :nutkick:) Im so glad TDPs r going down down down down. Calisto looks great for HTPC.
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