AMD Desktop 45nm CPU Lineup Revealed


AMD is planning to launch two 45 nm Phenom X4 CPUs (Deneb core) in 2008 with core frequencies of between 2.5-2.8 GHz and 2.4-2.7 GHz, with both adopting 6 MB L3 Cache and having a TDP rating of 95W, according to sources at motherboard makers. AMD will announce the final order date for its 125 watt Phenom X4 9750 by the end of the second quarter and the CPU will be replaced by a 95 watt version - which is available this quarter - while the 95 Wwatt Phenom X4 9850 will appear before January of 2009.

More here at Digitimes.

  • Pei-chen
    "with both adopting 6 MB L3 Cache" means total L2 + L3 cache of 6mb or L3 cache increase from 2mb to 6 MB. A 4mb L3 cache increase is kinda big for just a refresh.
  • Kari
    If I understood it correctly the 2 mb cache on the current phenoms is 'too small' because of size/power/heat problems, they wanted to make it bigger but couldn't. The 45 nm version is more like it should have been from the day one.
  • wild9
    Be interesting to see how well these overclock :) Maybe AMD could introduce some more power-saving refinements as well.
  • r352alit
    Now it's the era of Green Computing, right? So AMD really walking their agenda path. And i cant wait to get these product.
  • doomsdaydave11
    finally AMD has figured out that they need to get big cache and 45nm! Good luck AMD :D
  • mr roboto
    I really,really hope AMD comes out with something great. No more mediocre products.
  • bushmastertd
    ok dumb queastion, but these will still be AM2/AM2+ spcket right? Or are they comin out with a new socket type?
  • idisarmu
    I thought that the 45nm amd's would be AM3 socket...

    They should be compatible with AM2+ but then as usual with a phenom AM2+ on an AM2 board- you don't get to full Hypertransport speeds available when the phenom is on its desired platform.

    I hope I wasn't too confusing.