AMD to Refresh High-End Microprocessor Line Next Quarter

AMD Readies Phenom II X6 1100T, 1065T, Phenom II X4 975

by Anton Shilov
09/23/2010 | 08:45 AM

Advanced Micro Devices plans to refresh its lineup of high-performance central processing units (CPUs) in the fourth quarter of this year, X-bit labs has learnt. In particular, the company wants to introduce new top-of-the-range six-core chip as well as the fastest quad-core microprocessor. In addition, the company will further broaden the line of its Phenom II X6 "Thuban" products with a relatively affordable CPU.

 

In an attempt to boost performance of its six-core and quad-core processors in advance of the Holiday season, AMD intends to release two new six-core processors Phenom II X6 1100T (3.30GHz), which will be the fastest chip the company has to offer and Phenom II X6 1065T (2.90GHz), which will be the highest-performance six-core offering with 95W thermal design power. In addition, the company will itroduce its most powerful quad-core Phenom II X4 975 chip with 3.60GHz clock-speed. The chips are specifically aimed at the higher end of the market and will rise performance bar for AMD central processing units.

The forthcoming introduction of a faster six-core offering in Q4 2010 may indicate that Advanced Micro Devices is now seeing higher yields of six-core Phenom II X6 "Thuban" processors at Globalfoundries using 45nm SOI fabrication process. The further expansion of six-core product family with an expensive and mainstream parts is likely to slightly increase average selling prices and consequently revenues of AMD.

High-End Desktop Microprocessors from AMD

Model

Code-name

No. of cores

Cache

TDP

Clock-SpeedTurbo-Speed

Platform

Availability

Phenom II X6 1100T

Thuban

6

9MB

125W

3.30GHz

3.70GHz

AM3

Q4 2010

Phenom II X6 1090T

Thuban

6

9MB

125W

3.20GHz

3.60GHz

AM3

Q2 2010

Phenom II X6 1075T

Thuban

6

9MB

125W

3.00GHz

3.50GHz

AM3

Q3 2010

Phenom II X6 1065T

Thuban

6

9MB

95W

2.90GHz

3.40GHz

AM3

Q4 2010

Phenom II X6 1055T

Thuban

6

9MB

125W

2.80GHz

3.30GHz

AM3

Q2 2010

Phenom II X6 1055T

Thuban

6

9MB

95W

2.80GHz

3.30GHz

AM3

Q2 2010

Phenom II X6 1045T

Thuban

6

9MB

95W

2.70GHz

3.20GHz

AM3

Q3 2010

Phenom II X6 1035T

Thuban

6

9MB

95W

2.60GHz

3.10GHz

AM3

Q3 2010

Phenom II X4 975

Deneb

4

8MB

125W

3.60GHz

-

AM3

Q4 2010

Phenom II X4 970

Deneb

4

8MB

125W

3.50GHz

-

AM3

Q3 2010

AMD did not comment on the news-story.