AMD’s RV770 products still launching quarter two
AMD also added some information regarding their 45nm Phenom processors. They note that motherboard manufacturers expect to receive samples of the processors in August or September, and that the chips have already entered engineering verification testing.
AMD has completed DVT sampling for the B3 stepping Phenom processors, and related triple-core and quad-core parts are expected to appear in the channel in April, AMD stated at a recent media event in Taipei, adding that its 45nm quad-core processors, Shanghai for servers and Deneb for desktops, are both on schedule to launch in the second half of 2008.
AMD’s 45nm processors have already entered EVT testing, according to sources at motherboard makers, who added they expect to receive samples by August or September.
AMD is planning to launch a notebook processor family codenamed Swift in the second half of 2009. The processors will come in two versions ? dual-core Black Swift and single-core White Swift ? both will incorporate a graphics processor. Swift and its companion chipset will form the Shrike platform and will support DDR3 memory, noted sources at notebook makers.