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Archive for February 26th, 2021

AMD to showcase Phenom CPU’s at CeBIT ’08

Although the TLB erratum found in AMD's Phenom processors has been supposedly fixed, the faster Phenom 9700 (2.4GHz) and 9900's (2.6GHz) launch dates remain pushed back into the second quarter. DigiTimes now reports that AMD will showcase the aforementioned CPU's at CeBIT 2008 in March, along with the 9100e. The site notes that no exact shipping date has been revealed, though the sources don't deny that an official launch at CeBIT is quite feasible.

GeForce 9800 GX2 and next-gen chipsets delayed?

If Expreview have their facts straight, some of Nvidia's upcoming products have been delayed - the most important of which is the 9800 GX2. The nForce 780a, 750a, 790i and 790i Ultra were also on the list. The site don't specify a reason for the setback, nor the new date they'll supposedly arrive on. They did, however, guess that the Chinese new year holiday may be to blame, though nothing has been set in stone. Nvidia's 9600 GT was also recently delayed.

AMD’s Fusion to use Phenom core, not Bulldozer

AMD's Fusion platform - which combines the CPU and GPU into the one piece of silicon - has been a hot topic of discussion ever since the ATI merger. The CPU half of Fusion was originally going to use a new core named Bulldozer, though at a recent financial analyst day meeting, AMD suggested that Fusion will initially "use existing CPU core and GPU core technologies". AMD has now confirmed that Fusion will be a dual-core design based on the existing Phenom core, and not Bulldozer.

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