Sources at Taiwanese motherboard makers claim AMD will launch two 45nm Phenom X4 "Deneb" processors this year with clockspeeds between 2.4GHz-2.7GHz and 2.5GHz-2.8GHz. Both models will have 6MB L3 cache and a TDP of 95W. AMD's 45nm processors are already in EVT testing but it will still take a long time until they will be available on the market. Motherboard makers should receive 45nm samples by August or September and the first 45nm Phenom X4 retail units will only be available by the end of November.
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 fourth quarter.
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 market.
The company will stop taking orders for the Athlon 64 FX-74 in the beginning of the fourth quarter.