AMD is preparing a new entry-level desktop platform, it should be available just in time for the Back to School period in September. The platform is named Pisces, it will feature the new 55nm based AMD 780G+ IGP chipset and AMD Athlon II Propus, Rana and Regor processors.
AMD has revealed to its Taiwan motherboard partners that Pisces, a new entry-level desktop platform based on its Athlon II processors (Propus, Rana and Regor) and the new 55nm-based 780G+ IGP chipset (ATI Radeon HD 4200 GPU), is scheduled to be released before September this year.
The 780G+ chipset will enter the design validation test (DVT) stage in April, while related motherboards will be showcased at Computex Taipei 2009 in June, according to industry sources in Taiwan.
DigiTimes also heard the AMD Phenom II X3 700 series and Phenom II X4 920 are selling well due to their attractive price. The site says motherboard makers forecast that AMD's share of the global desktop processor market will rise to 30 percent in Q2 2009.