Sources at Taiwanese motherboard makers told DigiTimes that AMD is going to release low-power triple-core and quad-core CPUs in the second half of this year, all these models will have a 65W TDP.
Two low-power triple-core Phenom CPUs – X3 8250e and 8450e – will feature core frequencies of 1.9GHz and 2.1GHz, respectively, and both include an L2 cache of 1.5MB and L3 cache of 2MB. The two CPUs will enter DVT in July and start mass production at the beginning of August. If the process goes smoothly, the two CPUs should appear in the channel by mid to late August, the sources said.
Meanwhile the company will launch the low-power quad-core Phenom X4 9350e in the third quarter and another model in the fourth quarter, the sources added, and in the first quarter of 2009, AMD will begin to roll out its 45nm quad-core CPUs (Propus) targeting core frequencies between 2.3-2.6GHz.
AMD also plans for the Phenom X4 9850 (2.5GHz) and 9950 (2.6GHz) to enter DVT in the third quarter, and ship in the fourth quarter, and is scheduling to launch two 45nm Phenom X4 CPUs by the end of the fourth quarter with core frequencies between 2.4-2.8GHz, the sources revealed.