X-bit Labs spotted that HP is now shipping desktop PCs with AMD Zosma processors. These chips are six-core Thuban processors with two cores disabled, they are the first quad-core chips from AMD to feature TurboCore technology. Unfortunately, it's unlikely that these chips will hit retail shelves because these extra cores could be unlocked and AMD doesn't want to disrupt sales of its six-core processors.
The new AMD Phenom II X4 840T and AMD Phenom II X4 960T are presently available inside HP Pavilion Slimline s5660f and HP Pavilion Elite HPE-400z personal computers from Hewlett-Packard, reports CPU-World web-site. The chips previously known as Zosma officially do not exist, but according to previous reports the microprocessors are sold only to system makers under special requests.