Sunday, November 16th 2008

Phenom II Final Nomenclature and Launch-Schedule Revealed

AMD would be releasing its 45nm silicon-based desktop CPUs, built on the Deneb, Propus, Heka, Rana and Regor cores, to bring out quad-core, triple-core and eventually dual-core processors. AMD has discarded the 5-digit number scheme that was earlier reported, and in its place, adopted a three-digit scheme. The quad-core Deneb chips get a 9xx model number and 8xx number depending on the clock-speeds and cache size, Propus-based chips get the Athlon X4 branding.

Heka-based chips get Phenom II X3 7xx branding, with Rana getting Athlon X3 4xx. Regor dual-core trails with Athlon X2 2xx. It is important to note that AMD seems to have made a critical change to the Deneb core, releasing 2 models based on cache-arrangements. The first kind features a total of 8 MB cache (4x 512K L2 + 6M L3) and one with 6 MB total cache. To learn more about the other cores, please refer to our older article getting into details (here).
There's a bit about the processors' launch schedule given as well, all the purple marked numbers are AM3 package based, while green ones are AM2+. Another slide reveals that AMD will come up with a multiplier-unlocked Phenom II X4 940 Black Edition (AM2+) in Q1, 2009. AMD itself projects this chip to have overclocking potential far beyond 4.00 GHz on liquid-cooling, which it describes as "Massive Headroom". We're trying to source larger images at the moment.Source: ChipHell
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56 Comments on Phenom II Final Nomenclature and Launch-Schedule Revealed

#1
xvi
Wait a minute.. Where is our Phenom II 945 Black Edition in February? I couldn't imagine an arguably simple transition to AM3 would result in a lower clock speed.

Also, any word if AMD will be using triple channel memory in the near future? It would make things easier (and less expensive imo).
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zithe
xvi said:
Wait a minute.. Where is our Phenom II 945 Black Edition in February? I couldn't imagine an arguably simple transition to AM3 would result in a lower clock speed.

Also, any word if AMD will be using triple channel memory in the near future? It would make things easier (and less expensive imo).
And something similar to an X58 would be awesome. I don't want to switch between two boards when switching GPU companies.
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#3
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
xvi said:
Wait a minute.. Where is our Phenom II 945 Black Edition in February? I couldn't imagine an arguably simple transition to AM3 would result in a lower clock speed.

Also, any word if AMD will be using triple channel memory in the near future? It would make things easier (and less expensive imo).
AMD will not be using triple channel as of yet
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kysg
p_o_s_pc said:
So a Phenom II x3 and 2 4830s would be a dragon?
This is slightly wrong,

Dragon is a phenom II proc, with a 790 series board, and and a 4800 series card. This will be phazed out after the introduction of the 8 series boards which leo will take over.
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p_o_s_pc
F@H&WCG addict
kysg said:
This is slightly wrong,

Dragon is a phenom II proc, with a 790 series board, and and a 4800 series card. This will be phazed out after the introduction of the 8 series boards which leo will take over.
so your telling me FOR NOW if i was to get a
1 4830
P II X3
and use my Biostar 790GX board it would be a dragon but when the 8xx comes out it would be a leo if i got a new board? BTW not saying that i am going to do any of this
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kysg
p_o_s_pc said:
so your telling me FOR NOW if i was to get a
1 4830
P II X3
and use my Biostar 790GX board it would be a dragon but when the 8xx comes out it would be a leo if i got a new board? BTW not saying that i am going to do any of this
That is what I believe AMD is presenting it as, Dragon makes more sense as there is a change to the graphics cards and proc, which in the case of spider, which required a phenom a 7 series board, and 3800series card.

Dragon will get phased out and replaced with Leo which I believe uses 8 series and in the case of 8 series you will see the change to ddr3, and also probably a subplatform, called pisces. As in the case of the Sub platform cartwheel which required a phenom X3, 780G board and radeon 3 series card if I'm correct.
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