Faster Phenom’s delayed – not due to TLB bug, though
AMD will now introduce the AMD Phenom 9700 and 9900 models in Q2 2008. This decision was based on OEM input on how AMD should prioritize its next two waves of AMD Phenom processor models. Based on these customer inputs, AMD will continue to prioritize volume-based Phenom products, including the AMD Phenom triple-core processor introduction for consumer and commercial markets this quarter, and now a new energy?efficient 65W AMD Phenom 9000e series processor in this quarter (instead of Q2). AMD Phenom 9700 and 9900 models will immediately follow next quarter.
AMD noted that the quarter two launch is not the result of a delay in B3 silicon. Additionally, they confirmed that the energy?efficient 65W, and initial triple-core products will be based on the B2 stepping – another rumour until today. Kudos to The Tech Report for shedding some light on the subject.