AMD’s quarter four processor lineup detailed
To begin with, AMD will continue to make additions to the Athlon X2 energy-efficient dual-core processors. On October the 2nd, Athlon X2 5050e would be released in both tray and processor-in-[a]-box (PIB) stocks. This processor is rated at 45W and has a clock speed of 2.60 GHz, that’s 13.0x 200 MHz. It is based on the Brisbane 65nm core. Later in November, this line would be expanded by the Athlon X2 3250e. This Brisbane-based part comes clocked at 1.50 GHz and a rated TDP of an incredibly low 22W. There’s also a single-core part based on the Lima core, the Athlon 2650e, an energy efficient single core rated at 15W with a clock speed of 1.60 GHz.
Moving on to K10 processors, AMD plans to release a Phenom X3 8850 triple-core processor on the same day it releases Athlon X2 5050e. The Phenom X3 8850 is to be clocked at 2.50 GHz. Later in December, AMD will release a Phenom X3 8850 Black Edition, which is a chip with the same specifications albeit unlocked FSB multiplier. As for quad-core, here’s the news some of us have been waiting for, that is AMD will launch two models of the 45nm Deneb core-based Quad-Core Phenom processor. Their model names and numbers are kept under covers for now. There are two parts models clocked at 2.80 GHz and 3.00 GHz with rated TDPs at 125W.