Expreview compiled a table of AMD's plans for the business processor market over the next couple of quarters. New Phenom X4 9850B and Phenom X3 8850B processors with Socket AM2+ will be rolled out in Q1 2009 and the new Kodiak platform which will feature Bxx branded Phenom II X4, Phenom II X3 and Athlon X2 processors is expected in Q3 2009.
According to AMD’s plan, it will unveil Phenom X4 9850B and Phenom X3 8850B with AM2+ socket in the first half of 2009, and then follow with brand-new “BXX” Series processors in Q3. Phenom II X4 B90, Phenom II X3 B70 and Athlon X2 B20 are equal to the consumer processors - Phenom II X4 900, Phenom II X3 700 and Athlon X2 200. Based on 45nm S0I technology, they all feature AM3 socket and support DDR2 or DDR3 memory.
Phenom II X4 B90 Series feature 4 cores, and their L2/L3 cache capacity is 8MB. They’re scheduled to come out with 2 verisons of 2.8GHz B93 and 2.6GHz B91, with 95W TDP. X3 B70 feature 3 cores with 7.5MB L2/L3 cache, coming out with versions of 2.9GHz B22 and 2.7GHz B71 of 65W TDP.
On the other side, the motherboard platform will be upgraded from AMD 780V to RS880. RS880 chipset for business platforms will be added into TPM1.2 and DASH Compliant managed LOM functions (RS880 for consumer platforms will be also available). AM3 processor based on 45nm and the mobo for business platforms will be codenamed as “Kodiak”, named after an island in south of Alaska.