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New Roadmap Shows AMD's Desktop Processor Portfolio for Rest of 2010

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  1. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    A set of new slides by AMD to sections of the industry spills the beans on AMD's processor offer outlook for perhaps the rest of the year. It shows AMD to maintain focus on value-oriented models that etch away Intel's market share on grounds of price/performance, while the higher-end of the spectrum keeps up with the latest technologies including the industry-wide advent of the six-core processor era, as well as new power-state management technologies such as TurboCore, which steps up clock speeds of certain cores of the processors while powering down others, which the load is low or less-parallel.

    Front-line processor lineups include the Phenom II X6, and Phenom II X4, including a new T X4 series that includes TurboCore support. AMD's transition towards these chips from the existing Deneb-based quad-core ones starts within this quarter lasting throughout Q2 and part of Q3 2010. It includes Phenom II X4 960T, a 3.00 GHz (3.40 GHz turbo) chip based on the Zosma die. It goes up with the Phenom II X6 1035T, a six-core chip clocked at 2.60 GHz (3.10 GHz turbo). A notch higher up is the Phenom II X6 1055T, clocked at 2.80 GHz (3.30 GHz turbo), which comes in 95W and 125W variants. At the top is the Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition, an overclocker-friendly chip that runs at 3.20 GHz (3.60 GHz turbo). A little later in Q3, AMD will add in the Phenom II X6 1075T, clocked at 3.00 GHz (3.50 GHz turbo).

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    All these chips come in the AM3 package, but AMD assures from its side that the chips are compatible with existing AM2+ motherboards with DDR2 memory, leaving it to the motherboard vendors to provide the BIOS updates required to run these chips. Perhaps to favour compatibility, the HyperTransport 3.0 interface on all these new chips will operate at 2000 MHz (4.0 GT/s), with maximum CPU bandwidth of 37.3 GB/s.

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    During the aforementioned transition period, AMD will gradually phase-out some SKUs to make room for new ones. With the Deneb-based Phenom II X4 800 (Deneb with 4 MB L3 cache), Phenom II X4 810 will be phased out by Q2. Phenom II X3 720 will also be phased out around that time, and so will Phenom II X4 900e and Phenom II X4 945. The Phenom II X4 905e leaves in Q3.

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    Source: VR-Zone
     
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  2. chaotic_uk New Member

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    the pics need to be bigger ;)
     
  3. Meizuman

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    This looks good. I'll stick with my DDR2 board until the bulldozer will be launched. Maybe I'll throw one of these 6 core thingies on the board. The 9950 x4 is so power hungry...
     
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    Find a cheap 940, make it as server afterwards, my WR 9850 runs as a esx server node :D
    Soon the 940 will be too :D

    Then ill get my vmotion up n running :D
     
  5. Zubasa

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    The Turbo Core clocks looks good, even the 1035T will be fast enough for both gamming and video trasncoding for non-overclockers.

    Edit: Wait a minute...
    I just don't get why Turbo Core kicks in when half the core are utilized...
    So if a game supports up to 4 threads, on a 1035T I should lock the game to use only 3 cores and end up faster? :shadedshu
     
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    Damn, AMD's new 6 core processors look way better than I thought, great job AMD:toast:
     
  7. Divide Overflow

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    Still too long 'till Bulldozer. :(
     
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    BTW btarunr, it is Phenom II X4 900e
     
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    No mention of any new low-power CPU's like the excellent Athlon Neo X2. I hope AMD didn't abandon the SFF market...
     
  10. suraswami

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    My money is for one of these

    Phenom II X4 960T, Phenom II X6 1035T or Phenom II X6 1055T 95W ones. May be if the price is right I will get the 1055T.
     
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    I like what I'm seeing...

    the 960t is basically a 965 at 95 wtatts...well on turbo anyways
     
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    Can someone explain how the turbo works? Does it step up all the cores to the max freq shown or it bumps few cores to max speed turning off few cores?
     
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    Hope this helps!

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    anybody know if 960T is the 2 core disabled 6 core processor? I cant wait for a review !
     
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    I also look foward seeing some results.
     
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    So Overclocking is going to be fun. We don't know which is going to go on load or not, hopefully bios has the 'Turbo turn off' feature :D

    And one more question - is the turbo available to even AM2+ mobos (ofcourse with bios update) or is it exclusive to newer chipsets say 890xx?
     
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    Good news about AM2+!
     
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    Wonder how long into 2011 till we get an Athlon II X6, hopefully in the $150-180 range. Doesn't sound that crazy, considering the $99 Athlon II X4 has been out for a while now. My money's on that :)
     
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    I have a question.

    What's the differences between the 95W TDP and the 125W TDP 1055T AMD CPU?
    Well I know one difference is that the 95W CPU will use less energy :p

    Will the 125W 1055T CPU be a better overclocker than the 95W?
     
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    Usually it is the other way around. The 95W version should be made from slightly better chips.
    The e variants on the other hand, clocks like shit most of the time.
     
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    Ah ok, thanks man :)
     
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    I was thinking maybe the 125W has more cache or something on it. Love the CUBS thing Hawkster, nice to see more fans on here than just KenKickr and I! I look forward to his new hot chicks in cub shirts avatars.
     

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