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AMD Phenom II arrives in January, DDR3 support in February

Posted on Monday, November 17 2008 @ 23:15:41 CET by


Slides published by Asian hardware site Chiphell unveil AMD will introduce the 45nm quad-core Deneb processor at CES 2008 on January 8, 2009. These processors will be branded as Phenom II and the chips have a new naming scheme that looks suspiciously like the one Intel is using for its new Core i7 processors.

Two processors will be officially introduced on January 8, 2009, the Phenom II X4 940 and Phenom II X4 920. Both are quad-core chips with a 125W TDP and support for DDR2 1066MHz memory. The Phenom II X4 940 is an unlocked Black Edition part with 3GHz clockspeed and 8MB total cache, while the Phenom II X4 9240 has a clockspeed of 2.8GHz and 8MB total cache.

One of the slides suggest the AMD Phenom II X4 940 will overclock over 4GHz with liquid cooling, AMD claims the chip has "massive headroom".

For the AM3 parts with DDR3-1333/DDR2-1066 memory support you'll have to wait until February 2009. There will be triple-core and quad-core Phenom II processors with clockspeeds between 2.5GHz and 2.8GHz and a TDP of 95W.

The third slide unveils AMD will continue to use the Athlon brand, there will be new triple-core and quad-core Athlon processors in April 2009 and dual-core Athlons in June 2009. The top-of-the-line is the quad-core Deneb, this part will occupy the Phenom II X4 800/900 series. These processors will be available starting in January, they'll have clock frequencies of up to 3GHz and 8MB cache. The triple-core Heka will follow in February, these processors will be launched as the Phenom II X3 700 series and will feature 7.5MB cache and frequencies of up to 2.8GHz.

Quad-core Athlon X4 600 series "Propus" processors will follow in April, these parts are clocked up to 2.7GHz with 2MB cache. In the same month, we can also expect the triple-core "Rana" Athlon X3 400 processors, these CPUs have a clockspeed of up to 2.8GHz with 1.5MB cache. The dual-core "Regor" Athlon X2 200 series will follow in June, these parts feature 2MB cache and a clockspeed of over 2.8GHz for the most powerful model.

Check the slides for additional info:



Source: Chiphell


 



 

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