AMD's 2008 line up
April 29, 2008 - 11:51 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
According to DigiTimes, they have a pretty good idea of the new members in AMD's lineup over the coming seasons. A few older processors will be retired but the 45nm Deneb's should be out to replace them soon. Of course, if you ask AMD, all you will hear is "We know nothing!"
"AMD is planning to launch two 45nm Phenom X4 CPUs (Deneb) in 2008 with core frequencies of between 2.5-2.8GHz and
2.4-2.7GHz, with both adopting 6MB L3 Cache and having a TDP rating of 95W, according to sources at motherboard makers.
AMD will announce the final order date for its 125W Phenom X4 9750 by the end of the second quarter and the CPU will be
replaced by a 95W version – which is available this quarter – while the 95W Phenom X4 9850 will appear before January of
2009. The company is also planning to launch an updated version of its upcoming Phenom X4 9950 (schedule to launch in
June) at the end of the fourth quarter.
In addition to the current triple-core CPUs, AMD will launch the Phenom X3 8550 with a core frequency of 2.2GHz in the
third quarter (production beginning in the second quarter) and the company will launch more triple-core CPUs in the
The company will begin production and take orders for the low-power Phenom X4 9350e (Agena) in the third quarter, while
the low-power 8450e (Tollman) will see production begin in the second quarter, though order availability will not begin
until the third quarter. The Phenom X4 9150e, which was originally planned to be launched in the second quarter, will
not be available for orders until the third quarter, along with the 9350e. In the fourth quarter, AMD will launch
another low-power CPU, while in the first half of 2009, the 45nm low-power quad-core Phenom CPUs (Propus) will appear in
The company will stop taking orders for the Athlon 64 FX-74 in the beginning of the fourth quarter.
AMD's 45nm CPUs are already in EVT testing and motherboard makers should receive their samples by August or September
this year, if the process goes smoothly, 45nm Phenom X4 CPUs should appear in the market by the end of November, added
AMD indicated that it declines to comment on unannounced products."
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