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Leaked AMD '09 CPU & Chipset Roadmap

By , Tuan Nguyen - Source: Tom's Hardware | B 30 comments

Most of us are well aware of the 45nm processors that AMD is expected to roll out beginning this year. However, a lot of tech sites have been posting information that contradicts information found elsewhere.

Thanks to a credible source we have some new information regarding upcoming product launches from AMD. A lot of speculation and rumors have been floating around the scene as to what is coming next. Now we have some confirmed information thanks to inside sources with one of AMD’s close partners. Tom’s Hardware was able to see documentation that spills the beans about everything that is in store for all of you over the next coming months. So let us break it down for you.

Desktop Processors 2008
Planned Launches

July 1, 2008 AMD Phenom™ X4 Quad-Core “Agena” – (DR-B2-AM2+) *LAUNCH COMPLETED*

Phenom 9950    (2.6GHz / 140W)

Tray OPN#HD995ZFAJ4BGH; PIB OPN#HD995ZFGHBOX

Phenom 9350e  (2.0GHz / 65W)

Tray OPN#HD9350OBJ4BGH; PIB OPN#HD9350BGHBOX

Phenom 9150e (1.6GHz / 65W)

Tray OPN#HD9350

 

August 15, 2008 AMD Business Class *LAUNCH COMPLETED*

Phenom X4 9750B (2.4GHz / 95W)

Tray OPN#HD975BWCJ4BGH; PIN OPN#HD975BWCGHBOX

Phenom X3 8750B (2.4GHz / 95W)

Tray OPN#HD875BWCJ3BGH; PIB OPN#HD875BWCGHBOX

Athlon X2 5600B (2.9GHz / 65W)

Tray OPN#ADO560BIAA5DO; no PIB available

Athlon X2 4850B (2.5GHz / 45W)

Tray OPN#ADH485BIAA5DO; PIB OPN#ADH485DOBOX

 

September 2, 2008 AMD Phenom™ X3 Triple-Core “Toliman” – (DR-B3-TC-AM2+)

Phenom X3 8750 (2.5GHz / 95W)*

Tray OPN#HD875ZWCJ3BGH; PIB OPN#HD875ZWCGHBOX

Phenom X3 8550 (2.2GHz / 95W)

Tray OPN#HD8550WCJ3BGH; PIB OPN#HD8550WCGHBOX

Phenom X3 8450e (2.1GHz / 65W)

Tray OPN#HD8450OBJ4BGH; PIB OPN#HD8450OBGHBOX

Phenom X3 8250e (1.9GHz / 65W)

Tray OPN#HD8250OBJ4BGH; PIB OPN#HD8250OBGHBOX

September 2, 2008 AMD Athlon™ X2 Dual-Core – “Kuma” – (DR-B3-DC-AM2+)

Athlon X2 6500 (2.3GHz / 95W)*

Tray OPN#AD6500WCJ2BGH; PIB OPN#AD6500BGHBOX

 

October 8, 2008 AMD Athlon™ X2 Dual-Core – “Brisbane” – (BH-G2-AM2)

Athlon X2 5050e (2.6GHz / 45W)

Tray OPN#ADH5050IAA5DO; no PIB available

October 8, 2008 AMD Phenom™ X3 Triple-Core – “Toliman” – (DR-B3-AM2+)

Phenom X3 8850 (2.5GHz / 95W)

Tray OPN#HD8550WCJ3BGH; PIB OPN#HD8850BGHBOX

 

November 2008 AMD Ultra-Value Client (UVC) Solutions *DIRECT OEM ONLY*

AMD Athlon™ Processor – “Lima” - (BH-G2-AM2)

Athlon 2650e (1.6GHz / 15W)

Tray OPN#ADG2650IAV3DP; PIB OPN#ADG2650DPBOX

AMD Athlon™ X2 Processor – “Brisbane” – (BH-G2-AM2)

Athlon X2 3250e (1.5GHz / 22W)

Tray OPN#ADJ3250IAV5DO; PIB OPN#ADJ3250HDOBOX

 

December 2008 AMD Phenom™ X3 Triple-Core – “Toliman” – (DR-B3-AM2+)

Phenom X3 8850* (2.5GHz / 95W)

Tray OPN#HD885ZWCJ3BGH; PIB OPN#HD885ZWCGHBOX

December 2008 AMD Phenom™ TBD Quad-Core – “Deneb” – (RB-C2-AM2+) *EMBARGOED Until Jan 09*

Phenom X4 TBD (3.0GHz / 125W)

No OPN or PIB available

Phenom X4 TBD (2.8GHz / 125W)

No OPN or PIB available


Performance Chipsets
Discrete & IGP

2007 – Half to Third Quarter

AMD 790FX

RD790 – HT3 2x16 or 4x8 – PCIe Gen2 – Crossfire X

AMD 790X

RD780 – HT3 2x8 – PCIe Gen 2 – Crossfire X

AMD 770

RX780 – HT3 1x16 – PCIe Gen 2

SB600

4 SATA 3Gb – RAID 0,1,10 – 10 USB Ports

2008 – Half to Third Quarter

AMD 790GX

RS780D – DX10 – HT3 – 2x8 – PCIe Gen 2 – Avivo HD

SB700/710

6 SATA 3Gb – RAID 0,1,10 – 12+2 USB Ports

SB750

6 SATA 3Gb – RAID 0,1,5,10 – 12+2 USB Ports + Clock Calibration

2009 – Half to Third Quarter

 

RD890/RD790+ - HT3 – Enhanced CX support

                     

RS880D/RS780D+ - HT3 – Faster Clocks – Enhanced CX support

SB8xx

SB750+ GB MAC – AHCI 1.2 – SATA 6Gb – Clock Generator – 4 x PCIe Gen 2


Mainstream / Value Chipsets
IGP

2007 First Quarter to Second Half

RS690

DX9 – HT1 – PCIe Gen 1 – Avivo

RS690C

DX9 – HT1 – PCIe Gen 1 – Avivo

SB600

4 SATA 3Gb – RAID 0,1,10 – 10 USB Ports

2008 First Quarter to Second Half

RS780

DX10 – HT3 – PCIe Gen 2 – Avivo HD

RS780C

DX10 – HT3 – PCIe Gen 2 – Avivo

RS740

DX9 – HT1 – PCIe Gen 1 – Avivo

SB700

6 SATA 3Gb – RAID 0,1,10 – 12+2 USB Ports – HyperFlash 1.0

2009 First Quarter to Fourth Quarter

RS880

RS780+ - Faster Clocks – Power Savings – Enhanced CX Support

RS880C

RS780C+ - Faster Clocks – Power Savings – Enhanced CX Support

RS780L

DX10 – HT3 – PCIe Gen 2

SB8xx

SB710+ - Gb MAC – AHCI 1.2 – SATA 6Gb – Clock Generator – 4 x PCIe Gen 2

 

According to sources the RS880 chipset will be pin compatible with AMD 780G and fits within the existing 780G thermal envelope. Uses a 55nm process technology the same as RS780. RS880 will have enhanced 3D performance and capabilities and a lower TDP comparable to 780G. The current internal scheduling is that samples will be rolled out this coming November and production ramp up will commence in early March 2009.

Now onto the AM3 platform definition. Socket AM3 is designed to exclude AM2 and AM2+ parts – has DDR3-1333 memory support. Thermal monitoring is moving over entirely to Thermal Sense Interface (TSI) monitoring – no more Diode based monitoring. Phasing out of Diode based monitoring has already begun with current products being pressed and net yet shipped. PCI VR control is also scheduled to be phased out for all future AM3 processors.

AMD Processor / Chipset Launch Plan (FINAL) 2009

JAN

FEB

MAR

APR

MAY

JUN

JLY

AUG

SEP

OCT

Deneb
Quad-Core
6MB Shared L3
AM2+

Deneb
Quad-Core
6MB Shared L3
AM3

Heka
Triple-Core
6MB Shared L3
AM3

RS880G
SB710

Regor
Dual-Core
1MB L2 Per Core
AM3

 

RD890
SB8xx

 

Propus
Quad-Core
AM3

Rana
Triple-Core
AM3

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two Deneb 45nm 125W AM2+/DDR2 processors will launch in January 2009. DVTs will be available in October. 125W AM3/DDR2 EVT samples are expected to be available in August and there will be no AM2+/DDR2 EVT samples available at all.

The AM2+/DDR2 Deneb 45nm processors have been specified to support only dual-plane motherboards. These processors will exceed current specifications when paired with a single-plane board. AMD is also recommends that ODMs do NOT support these two AM2+/DDR2 Deneb parts on any single-plane boards.

Subsequent Deneb 45nm AM3 based processors are not expected to carry these same limitations.

AMDs current internal launch plan is stating that AM2+/DDR2 125W BXS is to launch January 8, 2009 @ CES – AM3/DDR3 95W BXS to launch sometime in February 2009 – AM3/DDR3 125W BXS to launch March 3, 2009 @ CeBIT.

We last broke news about AMD’s Phenom FX processor, which has an expected release date in early 2009. This will be the first time that AMD has used the FX moniker in quite some time. Enthusiasts are hoping for AMD to differentiate itself, but more than likely, the FX release will introduce slightly higher clock frequencies and larger caches.

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    Anonymous , September 16, 2008 4:40 PM
    I thought AM3 cpus is suppose to be able to work with AM2+ boards
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    Anonymous , September 16, 2008 5:12 PM
    "introduce slightly higher cock frequencies and larger caches."

    Interesting information...
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    megamanx00 , September 16, 2008 5:26 PM
    It's saying that you can't use AM2/AM2+ CPUs on AM3 boards. It didn't say that AM3 CPUs can't be used on AM2 boards so we'll have to wait and see on that.

    I wanna see that 3.0 GHz phenom to upgrade from my 5000X2
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    Niglex , September 16, 2008 5:33 PM
    newbfy"introduce slightly higher cock frequencies and larger caches."Interesting information...

    Yeah I'm kind of afraid of how "powerful" these things will be ;) 
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    tuannguyen , September 16, 2008 5:34 PM
    You will be able to use AM3 processors on AM2 boards, but not the other way around.

    / Tuan
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    crazyhandpuppet , September 16, 2008 6:01 PM
    "The AM2+/DDR2 Deneb 45nm processors have been specified to support only dual-plane motherboards. These processors will exceed current specifications when paired with a single-plane board."

    But how can we tell if a board is single-plane or dual-plane?
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    jj463rd , September 16, 2008 6:14 PM
    Cool I hope to upgrade with a AM2+ 3 Ghz Phenom X4 TBD (Deneb).
    I think that dual plane motherboards are the ones that currently will take the high TDP 125 watt or higher Phenom X4 9850 BE's or the 9950BE's.
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    JAYDEEJOHN , September 16, 2008 6:33 PM
    Looks good, now if the proposed IPC is close to Penryn, this is very welcome news indeed
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    jamesl , September 16, 2008 6:56 PM
    so funny that this is coming out at the same time as the article about the Intel guy secretly working for AMD
    mmmm, makes you wonder
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    crazyhandpuppet , September 16, 2008 7:05 PM
    I thought the higher wattage processors was based on the number of phases in the power circuitry and the number of planes had to do with which portions of the processor had independent control over its own power. ie. could shut down certain portions of the cpu when not in use.
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    snarfies1 , September 16, 2008 7:09 PM
    crazyhandpuppet"The AM2+/DDR2 Deneb 45nm processors have been specified to support only dual-plane motherboards. These processors will exceed current specifications when paired with a single-plane board."But how can we tell if a board is single-plane or dual-plane?


    Simple: AM2+ is dual-plane. Regular AM2 is not.
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    crazyhandpuppet , September 16, 2008 8:33 PM
    Thanks Snarfies1!!! If it's that simple-then it's just that easy.
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    hide04 , September 16, 2008 9:06 PM
    Quote:
    newbfy :
    "introduce slightly higher cock frequencies and larger caches."Interesting information...


    Don't forget the law of diminishing returns.
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    the last resort , September 16, 2008 9:59 PM
    so I've been thinking. The last time AMD releases an FX series processor was at the end of the X2's reign. (I know, it wasn't much of a "reign"). But, the FX's were known for OC'ing, etc. We all know that the current Phenoms don't OC well , and subsequently, AMD did not release the FX series. Could this mean that AMD has a good OC'ing chip on their hands, or are they just releasing one to release it? If AMD is releasing it because it has a high starting clock, and can manage a large overclock, I'm in. Ill take one.
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    Pei-chen , September 17, 2008 12:47 AM
    So I have to wait at least until June 09 to get a complete AMD system.

    Feb - “Deneb” Quad-Core 6MB Shared L3 AM3
    Jun - RS880G

    And I hope I don't have to wait till SB850 to overclock the processor
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    jawallace-45 , September 17, 2008 2:26 AM
    On Expreview.com they have RD890 and RS880D with SB750 for the Performance chipset for AM3 motherboards,that could be out in March at CeBIT when they will bring out the DDR3 125W Deneb CPU chip, that from Vrzone. com. Expreview.com they have RS880G on the SB710 come little later on same as Tom'hardware time frame for AM3. Where AM3 motherboards will add SB8xx come round 3rd Quarter of 09, about year after SB750.
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    Anonymous , September 17, 2008 11:09 AM
    Dual plane motherboard? What does that mean?
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    Pei-chen , September 17, 2008 12:12 PM
    jawallace-45On Expreview.com they have RD890 and RS880D with SB750 for the Performance chipset for AM3 motherboards,that could be out in March at CeBIT when they will bring out the DDR3 125W Deneb CPU chip, that from Vrzone. com. Expreview.com they have RS880G on the SB710 come little later on same as Tom'hardware time frame for AM3. Where AM3 motherboards will add SB8xx come round 3rd Quarter of 09, about year after SB750.

    So how did the 45nm overclock with a SB750?
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    nezuko , September 17, 2008 4:16 PM
    I want to know the review of Athlon X2 6500. googling and just found those 2 review. One is simulation only. And the other one just give graphic bar benchmark. No explaination at all.
    Hopefully Tom's Hardware will test this proc.
    Just curious how this Phenom based dual core perform compare with AthlonX2 architecture. Since it included SSE4A. and with all 2MB L3 cache which may be an advantage for this proc.
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    fazers_on_stun , September 17, 2008 4:40 PM
    j3pflynnDual plane motherboard? What does that mean?


    That means it's so fat, slow and heavy, it takes a couple Boeing 747's to launch :p 

    j/k
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