AMD to delay 45nm Deneb CPU?

Posted on Monday, Aug 25 2008 @ 21:16 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
FUD Zilla believes AMD's CPU division is troubled again as many manufacturers in Taiwan have still not received samples of the firm's upcoming 45nm Deneb. The site says that's unusual if AMD wants to hit its Q4 2008 launch date.
We believe that AMD is aiming for a November launch of its desktop and server 45nm quad core parts but its rather strange that the big customers still don't have samples.

This is not good news for AMD fans and it’s not that rosy for AMD and its partners. We also heard that 3GHz or faster 45nm quad core is likely to be pushed to 2009. It’s very clear that Nehalem launches at 3.2GHz and Intel still has some headroom to clock its chips even higher.

Nehalem samples are with the important account for months now and the manufacturers are going to the final stages of designing boards and systems based on it. This simply cannot be good for AMD.

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Re: AMD to delay 45nm Deneb CPU?
by Anonymous on Tuesday, Aug 26 2008 @ 21:02 CEST
Intel's strategy forces AMD to show if they have some secret weapon. Now intel has shown that they have adopted the idea to increase more cores over time. Software developers are now focusing to take the full advantage of multicore systems. AMD is pretty small player in this game and it simply can't afford to create systems that are not competitive measured by today's standards, but perhaps far away in the future - if the technology is developing to that way.

Possible - but somewhat unpropable - explanation for delaying deneb is to take care of the element of surprise. What surprise? Well, skipping the improvement of the current k10 to k10,5 and focusing directly to k11 - which would certainly be not only major secret, but also gambling with a huge risk. The nature of that risk would be technological when failing, but do they really have the luxury of easy way to keep up with Intel?

  • Reply by Anonymous on Thursday, Aug 28 2008 @ 22:34 CEST

    At this point it seems that intel based system is going to be much more expensive than amd which still works on am2 boards. DDR3 is still pretty expensive while DDR2 is good enough if it is the processor and reasonable price that counts.