45nm Phenom first look, overclocked to 3.4GHz
ITOCP.com was able to lay hands on 2.2 GHz and 2.3 GHz Phenom 45nm samples. Their results, while pretty minimal in testing breadth, are impressive nonetheless. They were able to take the samples up to a blistering 3.4 GHz clockspeed, and they reported on some SuperPi 1M results. At 2.8 GHz the product was able to complete the test in 25.109 seconds, while at 3.4 GHz it took it down in 20.515 seconds. While I don’t use SuperPi, I am led to believe that these are not too shaby when it comes to results.
It is about time that AMD let slip a few CPU samples, and I am guessing these were sent to a motherboard manufacturer (probably one of the big ones since they didn’t even try to blur out serial numbers) in Taiwan. We now know several things about these products that we didn’t before.