Monday, November 2nd 2009

AMD Updates CPU Schedule

AMD updated its CPU market schedules, looking as far as Q4 2010, across various CPU product lines. The update involves phasing out several existing products, adding replacements, and the addition of new products, according to sources in the motherboard industry. To begin with, several Phenom II X4 900 series quad-core processors will be discontinued. The company has reportedly already stopped taking orders for the Phenom II X4 910 (HDX910WFK4DGI, 2.60 GHz), and the 125W Phenom II X4 945 (HDX945FBK4DGI, 3.00 GHz). The latter perhaps is phased out due to its 95W variant (HDX945WFK4DGM). The company will stop taking orders for the 140W Phenom II X4 965 BE in Q1 2010, perhaps because of its 125W variant, for X4 925 around the same time, and for the X4 955 125W in Q2. The company is planning to release a 95W variant of the X4 955 around that time.

The company will also stop taking orders for several Phenom II X4 800 series, X3 700 series, X2 500 series, and Athlon II X4 600 series, and X3 400 series processors, as Phenom II X4 820, Phenom II X3 740 and Phenom II X2 550 will remain. Q4 2009 will see the introduction of the 3.20 GHz Phenom II X2 555, the new Athlon II X4 640 (3.00 GHz, 95W), and the Athlon II X3 445 (3.10 GHz, 95W) will follow in Q2 2010.

Finally, Q2 2010 will see the introduction of the company's six-core processor, codenamed "Thuban". Built on the 45 nm process, it features 512 KB of L2 cache per core, and 6 MB of shared L3 cache. It retains the socket AM3 package, and the first in the series could sport a clock speed of 2.80 GHz.Source: DigiTimes
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56 Comments on AMD Updates CPU Schedule

The Knife in your Back
You cant be serious with saying L3 doesnt help AMD procs, compare similarly clocked Athlons and Phenoms, the difference on most tests is 10 - 15%.

Also I wouldnt call a i7 920 mainstream, I wouldnt even call a i5 750 mainstream. Mainstream is $100 - $125 the way I look at it, now if you mean you moved from AMD's best processor in the new lineup to Intels lower end proc i nthe new lineup, thats true, but the statement earlier makes it sound like you are getting more proc for less money, when infact its a bit more, which you should see a gain for spending more money.
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PP Mguire
Intel enthusiast CPUs are 280+ where as AMDs enthusiast cpu is ~200 last time i looked. I paid 189 for an i5. 189 IS the mainstream for this class of cpu. P55 is teh cheap whereas X58 is teh expensive. Im going by bang for your buck. In price to performance Intel > AMD.

Edit: Just looked on Newegg. An i5 is 199 whereas a 965 is 195. So yea im callin mainstream vs their enthusiast. And as i said before, i doubt seriously their hexacore will be cheaper than the i5. My i5 stomps all over the 965.
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This is NOT an AMD vs. Intel thread. Stay on topic.
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PP Mguire
I didnt try starting a flame war. I was merely quoting and talking to somebody else. If you did read, you illiterate son of a bitch, youd realize that i HAD all 3 top AMD chips and im saying that if their hexacore isnt priced around i5 (ZOMG TOPIC ALERT) it wont be competitive and since its not bulldozer (ZOMG TOPIC ALERT) there really isnt much to see here. The person starting the flame shit would be you. I was merely quoting somebody else (not you, not the other guy) and you went ahead and tried derailing with calling me a fanboy. So, since you started a flame war, please "get the piss out". kthanx
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That's two infractions. As I said earlier, stay on topic.
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btarunr said:
Athlon II X4 640 (3.00 GHz, 95W)
You will be mine! Can't wait to get rid of that crappy 4200+. Finally a proper processor in that machine.:rockout:
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