Friday, June 12th 2009

AMD Preparing Phenom II TWKR for Enthusiast Market

AMD tasted a bit of success with its Phenom II series of processors, which reflected in recent market share figures, where the company's share grew by around 5 percent, despite a fall in sales throughout the PC processor industry. Leading its pack currently, is the Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition, which holds a full-featured 45 nm Deneb core with unlocked bus multiplier, and AM3 platform support. It seems like AMD isn't stopping at this. The company is preparing a new model targeted at the enthusiast segment, called Phenom II TWKR ("tweaker").

High-end PC manufacturer Maingear PC has reportedly received this chip in a display model form, and looks forward to incorporating it in its lineup of PCs. Very little is known at this point in time, about this chip, beyond the point that it will provide better clock-speeds compared to the Phenom II X4 955. We can tell that it retains the AM3 socket package from the looks of it, and comes in a pretty jewel-case. AMD is yet to announce the chip, or disclose more about how it plans to sell it, and at what price.

Source: Softpedia
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98 Comments on AMD Preparing Phenom II TWKR for Enthusiast Market

#1
Kitkat
TheGuruStud said:
Not for sale as posted on amdzone.

I think the 42 means 4.2 Ghz. Probably have been tested to run at 4.2 stable with V and multi bump (heavily cherry picked of course).
yeah but thats cause its a sample. i mean in the future.
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#2
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
fullinfusion said:
STHU CD!! :slap:
outta all of us YOU'LL be the man to get his hand on one, if and when they come out....
:toast: we can always have hope lol ;)
maybe i already have one :wtf:
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#3
wojo
cdawall said:
i bet 42 means chip 42 or maybe 42 loads of BS :laugh:
How about 42 meaning 42 nanometers
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#4
PCpraiser100
Wow AMD is surprisingly on the move this year, typically the CEO just goes to sleep in the middle of the meeting, but this idea is simply clever for marketing.
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#5
Flyordie
PCpraiser100 said:
Wow AMD is surprisingly on the move this year, typically the CEO just goes to sleep in the middle of the meeting, but this idea is simply clever for marketing.
You must remember that Mr. Sanders is "sorta coming back"... and this is within his personality to name a product like that.....
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#6
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
wojo said:
How about 42 meaning 42 nanometers
the next step is 32nm not 42nm
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#7
aj28
cdawall said:
the next step is 32nm not 42nm
Maybe three of the nm were defective...? :toast:
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#8
ShadowFold
aj28 said:
Maybe three of the nm were defective...? :toast:
I do hope you're kidding :o
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#9
Easo
Since i have youngest brother of 9xx line, the 920 AM2+ socket, i am starting to feel envy...
Anyway, looks like THE beast, i am more than sure it will cost less than i7 975...
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#10
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
devguy said:
IMHO, they should release it as the Phenom FX, clock it stock at 4.0Ghz, have official dual channel DDR3 1600+ memory support without issue, and give me a free one to test for them! :)
If a Phenom II FX ever comes to be, it will be after they have consumer-grade RD890 chipset for multi-socket boards, and will make a DSDC platform (like Athlon64 FX 70 series). Again, it's a big 'if'.
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#11
laszlo
finally AMD marketing has come with a new ideea
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#12
HammerON
The Watchful Moderator
Competition to drive the CPU market = Sweet deals
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#13
Mega-Japan
Easo said:
Since i have youngest brother of 9xx line, the 920 AM2+ socket, i am starting to feel envy...
Anyway, looks like THE beast, i am more than sure it will cost less than i7 975...
Well, any desktop processor would cost less than that... a lot less >.<
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#15
krisna159
i Must have one...
i canT wait for this...:rockout::rockout:
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#16
devguy
btarunr said:
If a Phenom II FX ever comes to be, it will be after they have consumer-grade RD890 chipset for multi-socket boards, and will make a DSDC platform (like Athlon64 FX 70 series). Again, it's a big 'if'.
Meh, I hated that. I preferred the days of the Athlon FX DDR1 where it plugged right into the common S939 motherboard.

Aside from that, most motherboards (especially gigabyte) list support for the Phenom FX processors. Granted they never materialized and they don't list Phenom II FX support, but I don't want to see a Phenom II FX exclusively on socket other than AM3.

Perhaps they could release an Istanbul FX for AM3, as well as a multisocket compatible version along side it with the release of the RD890/SB850 chipset. That would be :D.
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#17
tcorbyn
cdawall said:
maybe i already have one :wtf:
Quite possible, having just sold your Phenom II 955! ;)
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#18
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
tcorbyn said:
Quite possible, having just sold your Phenom II 955! ;)
speaking of that was shipped and i have the customs number and receipt if you want them
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#19
suraswami
may be Number 6 is lucky for AMD:D
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#21
Flyordie
Well, the points charlie made are very crappy.

ES's like the ones he has are made in greater numbers.

These are a VERY VERY VERY limited run. Under 200 released. So why put a barcode/SN on them when the S/N is saved in the EPROM on the CPU die?
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#22
Kreij
Senior Monkey Moderator
In Douglas Adams books, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, a group of super intelligent, pan-dimensional beings demand the answer to the the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything from the supercomputer "Deep Thought" which was designed for that purpose. After 7.5 million years, "Deep Thought" responded with the answer 42.

Coincidence? :laugh:
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#24
DrPepper
The Doctor is in the house
Kreij said:
In Douglas Adams books, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, a group of super intelligent, pan-dimensional beings demand the answer to the the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything from the supercomputer "Deep Thought" which was designed for that purpose. After 7.5 million years, "Deep Thought" responded with the answer 42.

Coincidence? :laugh:
:laugh: Exactly what I was thinking.
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