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Report: AMD Stops Shipping Phenom II and Athlon II CPUs

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There is a new rumor that AMD has virtually halted shipments of its 45 nm Phenom II and Athlon II processors.

According to a post over at Nordic Hardware, only one CPU of the lineup is still shipping. We were not able to confirm the report, which is based on an unknown information source, but we do know that there are still plenty of Athlon II and Phenom II processors in the channel and we hear that vendors have sufficient supply for the Christmas season.

Nordic Hardware states that no more Athlons and Phenoms are sent into the market, with the exception of the 3.0 GHz Phenom II X4 960T.

If the report is accurate, the transition of GlobalFoundries' Fab 1 in Dresden may the reason that shipments of the Phenom II and Athlon II have been stopped. It is obvious that AMD is moving toward higher margin products such as Llano, which are selling like hotcakes right now.

However, if you are looking for a cheap CPU upgrade, this may be the time to look for one of AMD's processors. Phenom II X6 processors are currently selling from about $138, while X4 CPUs are retailing for as little as $80.

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    de5_Roy , December 5, 2011 5:06 PM
    the phenom iis will be missed.
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    Ragnar-Kon , December 5, 2011 5:11 PM
    Get one if you haven't already. The P II's are cheaper than the FX series, and the FX series isn't really any faster than the P II's.

    Or just wait for Piledriver and hope it is better. Or just buy an Intel and rule the world. The choice is yours ;) 
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    soo-nah-mee , December 5, 2011 5:06 PM
    There's nothing like a (seemingly) foolish business decision to follow up a major disappointment.
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  • 24 Hide
    soo-nah-mee , December 5, 2011 5:06 PM
    There's nothing like a (seemingly) foolish business decision to follow up a major disappointment.
  • 25 Hide
    de5_Roy , December 5, 2011 5:06 PM
    the phenom iis will be missed.
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    vilenjan , December 5, 2011 5:09 PM
    `I would love if they could produce a run of PII X6 BEs made with 32nm tech with some high clocks (3.8ghz?) for under $200...
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    Lyden , December 5, 2011 5:10 PM
    I am disappoint.
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    Ragnar-Kon , December 5, 2011 5:11 PM
    Get one if you haven't already. The P II's are cheaper than the FX series, and the FX series isn't really any faster than the P II's.

    Or just wait for Piledriver and hope it is better. Or just buy an Intel and rule the world. The choice is yours ;) 
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    captaincharisma , December 5, 2011 5:16 PM
    i guess it is BD or bust. too bad BD is already a bust though :) 
  • 6 Hide
    DroKing , December 5, 2011 5:19 PM
    OMG noooo I need to get in shopping mode soon!
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    spasmolytic46 , December 5, 2011 5:22 PM
    Great Bulldozer missed the mark and now you can't get it's better performing (IPC wise) little brother...
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    southernshark , December 5, 2011 5:37 PM
    Like it or not the future is with FX. It makes sense to cut out the other lines.
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    scsierror , December 5, 2011 5:38 PM
    maxinexusWhat disappointment soo-nad-mee? You have no idea what 8150 can do unless you try it. i5 2500k is a manure when it comes to multitasking. Try opening maybe 10 webpages, playing 1080 movie pause it ... play a game minimaze it, resume movie, tab back to reading web...it is flawless with with 8150. Try that with i5...I did and I though that I'm gonna throw that junk a way...so I give it to my wife for farmville and you know what she said? ...why is my computer slower? She had system with Phenom II 555 before and did not even know that I change her pc guts. The staff I do and the way I do it, AMD is the king of a hill and I wish intel boyz should try it before giving all the glory to intel.


    why is my computer slower? because you handed over the pc to your wife after getting a virus from downloading to much porn the night before.
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    KelvinTy , December 5, 2011 5:40 PM
    @Maxinexus
    If you can feel the difference between i5-2500k and FX-8150, good luck to you, because in real life, there is ms difference, and that is you trolling. AMD fan boy.
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    ewood , December 5, 2011 5:41 PM
    maxinexusWhat disappointment soo-nad-mee? You have no idea what 8150 can do unless you try it. i5 2500k is a manure when it comes to multitasking. Try opening maybe 10 webpages, playing 1080 movie pause it ... play a game minimaze it, resume movie, tab back to reading web...it is flawless with with 8150. Try that with i5...I did and I though that I'm gonna throw that junk a way...so I give it to my wife for farmville and you know what she said? ...why is my computer slower? She had system with Phenom II 555 before and did not even know that I change her pc guts. The staff I do and the way I do it, AMD is the king of a hill and I wish intel boyz should try it before giving all the glory to intel.

    AMD is they king of the hill? I have used both processors and I found that the 2500k was faster in pretty much every instance when both were overclocked. Except video transcoding... so I enabled quicksync...
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    clonazepam , December 5, 2011 5:41 PM
    maxinexusWhat disappointment soo-nad-mee? You have no idea what 8150 can do unless you try it. i5 2500k is a manure when it comes to multitasking. Try opening maybe 10 webpages, playing 1080 movie pause it ... play a game minimaze it, resume movie, tab back to reading web...it is flawless with with 8150. Try that with i5...I did and I though that I'm gonna throw that junk a way...so I give it to my wife for farmville and you know what she said? ...why is my computer slower? She had system with Phenom II 555 before and did not even know that I change her pc guts. The staff I do and the way I do it, AMD is the king of a hill and I wish intel boyz should try it before giving all the glory to intel.


    ummm lol? Your basing the opinion on someone who wouldn't recognize a P4, Pentium D, Core2, CoreQ, i7, i5, i3, PII, or BD from one another? Hell, with my older C2Q 6600, I could load Eve Online, minimize it, load any other gpu-intense single player game, swap between the two to que ships and training, or whatever, with 5-10 tabs in firefox open, etc... I think your comment is a lot closer to resembling manure than the i5-2500k. Intel appreciates your purchase though, jus' saying.

    Love ya, Cheers~
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    LORD_ORION , December 5, 2011 5:47 PM
    Sounds like they are dumping inventory so they can do a Bulldozer price drop.
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    GI_JONES , December 5, 2011 5:48 PM
    Newegg only has 2 retail PhenomII X4's in stock..The 970, and 980
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    zanny , December 5, 2011 5:50 PM
    maxinexusWhat disappointment soo-nad-mee? You have no idea what 8150 can do unless you try it. i5 2500k is a manure when it comes to multitasking. Try opening maybe 10 webpages, playing 1080 movie pause it ... play a game minimaze it, resume movie, tab back to reading web...it is flawless with with 8150. Try that with i5...I did and I though that I'm gonna throw that junk a way...so I give it to my wife for farmville and you know what she said? ...why is my computer slower? She had system with Phenom II 555 before and did not even know that I change her pc guts. The staff I do and the way I do it, AMD is the king of a hill and I wish intel boyz should try it before giving all the glory to intel.


    Individual web pages are stored in idle threads unless javascript on the page is running. Regardless, javascript is single threaded. So having 10 web pages open just generates new page tables and processes in the OS scheduler but arnt any more processor intensive. Likewise, a paused movie is accomplishing the same thing. So you really have no idea how process scheduling works.

    Basically, processes in operation have work to do. It is why prime95 is so good, because it is a giant parallel never ending math problem to tax all the cpu cores. All user controlled devices like 1080p decoding, web browsers, etc, are barely ever processor intensive on Atom chips, much less on modern quad cores at 3ghz + frequencies.
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    alidan , December 5, 2011 5:57 PM
    captaincharismai guess it is BD or bust. too bad BD is already a bust though

    not if you seen the linux benchmarks, that should more accurately show what win 8 will do, still not great single core performance, but only the really retarded applications are still single core. though its still a wait and see for win 8, as it may be better or worse than the linux.

    spasmolytic46Great Bulldozer missed the mark and now you can't get it's better performing (IPC wise) little brother...

    in single core, when multi core and multi thread enabled apps came into play it was usualy right in line with its price point, and in some cases beating out the higher priced sandy bridge, on the linux benchmark, there were less hickups than there were on the win 7 ones here, you know, where a mulit core/thread application saw bd bottom out.

    maxinexusWhat disappointment soo-nad-mee? You have no idea what 8150 can do unless you try it. i5 2500k is a manure when it comes to multitasking. Try opening maybe 10 webpages, playing 1080 movie pause it ... play a game minimaze it, resume movie, tab back to reading web...it is flawless with with 8150. Try that with i5...I did and I though that I'm gonna throw that junk a way...so I give it to my wife for farmville and you know what she said? ...why is my computer slower? She had system with Phenom II 555 before and did not even know that I change her pc guts. The staff I do and the way I do it, AMD is the king of a hill and I wish intel boyz should try it before giving all the glory to intel.


    you have got to be lie ing, not about the multi task, as i can imagine bulldozer doing that better than an i5, but about the i5 under preforming a what, dual core?

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    vittau , December 5, 2011 5:58 PM
    Just when I'm planning to upgrade my Athlon II X4 620 to a Phenom II X4 975... HURRY GET TO DA CHOPPA!!
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    captaincharisma , December 5, 2011 6:05 PM
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    not if you seen the linux benchmarks, that should more accurately show what win 8 will do, still not great single core performance, but only the really retarded applications are still single core. though its still a wait and see for win 8, as it may be better or worse than the linux.


    LMAO with this statement you sound like a bad politician. yea sure it runs with linux but who the hell is going to install linux on a gaming rig for the primary OS. but hey windows 8 id coming out and i know you fanbois have high hopes for that :) 
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