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Leaked AMD '09 CPU & Chipset Roadmap

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. <!-- /* Font Definitions */ @font-face {font-family:"Cambria Math"; panose-1:2 4 5 3 5 4 6 3 2 4;} @font-face {font-family:Cambria; panose-1:2 4 5 3 5 4 6 3 2 4;} @font-face {font-family:Calibri; panose-1:2 15 5 2 2 2 4 3 2 4;} /* Style Definitions */ p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal {margin-top:0in; margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:10.0pt; margin-left:0in; line-height:115%; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";} h1 {mso-style-link:"Heading 1 Char"; margin-top:24.0pt; margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:0in; margin-left:0in; margin-bottom:.0001pt; line-height:115%; page-break-after:avoid; font-size:14.0pt; font-family:"Cambria","serif"; color:#365F91;} span.Heading1Char {mso-style-name:"Heading 1 Char"; mso-style-link:"Heading 1"; font-family:"Cambria","serif"; color:#365F91; font-weight:bold;} .MsoPapDefault {margin-bottom:10.0pt; line-height:115%;} @page Section1 {size:8.5in 11.0in; margin:1.0in 1.0in 1.0in 1.0in;} div.Section1 {page:Section1;} -->

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 790FXRD790 – HT3 2x16 or 4x8 – PCIe Gen2 – Crossfire X
AMD 790XRD780 – HT3 2x8 – PCIe Gen 2 – Crossfire X
AMD 770RX780 – HT3 1x16 – PCIe Gen 2
SB6004 SATA 3Gb – RAID 0,1,10 – 10 USB Ports
2008 – Half to Third Quarter
AMD 790GXRS780D – DX10 – HT3 – 2x8 – PCIe Gen 2 – Avivo HD
SB700/7106 SATA 3Gb – RAID 0,1,10 – 12+2 USB Ports
SB7506 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
SB8xxSB750+ GB MAC – AHCI 1.2 – SATA 6Gb – Clock Generator – 4 x PCIe Gen 2

Mainstream / Value Chipsets
IGP

2007 First Quarter to Second Half
RS690DX9 – HT1 – PCIe Gen 1 – Avivo
RS690CDX9 – HT1 – PCIe Gen 1 – Avivo
SB6004 SATA 3Gb – RAID 0,1,10 – 10 USB Ports
2008 First Quarter to Second Half
RS780DX10 – HT3 – PCIe Gen 2 – Avivo HD
RS780CDX10 – HT3 – PCIe Gen 2 – Avivo
RS740DX9 – HT1 – PCIe Gen 1 – Avivo
SB7006 SATA 3Gb – RAID 0,1,10 – 12+2 USB Ports – HyperFlash 1.0
2009 First Quarter to Fourth Quarter
RS880RS780+ - Faster Clocks – Power Savings – Enhanced CX Support
RS880CRS780C+ - Faster Clocks – Power Savings – Enhanced CX Support
RS780LDX10 – HT3 – PCIe Gen 2
SB8xxSB710+ - 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.

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AMD Processor / Chipset Launch Plan (FINAL) 2009

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“Deneb” Quad-Core 6MB Shared L3 AM2+“Deneb” Quad-Core 6MB Shared L3 AM3“Heka” Triple-Core 6MB Shared L3 AM3RS880G 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.