Single-core Athlons approach extinction
AMD’s current 90nm Athlon 64 CPU’s are still available in low-quantities, but as reported, are now on the way to joining their defunct 65nm 3500+, 3800+ and 4000+ counterparts. To replace the expired processors is AMD’s new 65nm 45W Sempron range, which is apparently due this September. The new models include the LE-1100, LE-1150, LE-1200, LE-1250, and LE-1300 – clock speeds start at 1.9GHz and finish at 2.3GHz, all ascending by 100MHz between each entrant.
In addition, AMD will launch Spica core CPUs with support for socket AM2+ and HyperTransport 3.0 for its single-core lineup in the first half of 2008, while in the second half, the company will launch 45nm Sargas core CPUs supporting socket AM3, added the sources.
Adding a piece to AMD’s blurry processor puzzle, the new recruits will be joined by AMD’s high-end Phenom processors – which should come around in November at the earliest.