In the next week or two AMD will roll out its Phenom 9150, 9550, 9650, 9750 and 9850 processors. DigiTimes writes the chips won't clock as high as expected, the new Phenom 9850 will be clocked at 2.5GHz instead of the original goal of 2.6GHz.
Phenoms with higher frequencies are expected in the third quarter of this year.
AMD will later launch triple-core Phenom 8750, 8650 and 8450 CPUs with power consumption of 65W in late April. Prior to that, the company will launch the Athlon 64 X2 5800+ to fill the gap in the mainstream market, noted the sources.
For the dual-core CPU market, AMD will launch the Athlon 64 X2 5600+ Black Edition and 4600+ by the end of March and will follow with Phenom-based Athlon 6250 and 6050 CPUs by the end of the second quarter. The company has also informed customers that final orders for Athlon 64 X2 6400+, 6000+ and 5600+ (89W versions) will be taken at the end of March, the sources added.