Phenom II X4 955 3.2GHz to launch of the 23rd
AMD plans to launch the Phenom II X4 955 that will work at 3.2GHz and this will be the fastest Phenom CPU to launch to date.
It gets better, it is socket AM3 and it supports DDR2 and DDR3 motherboards. The joy for all overclockers this one is again one Black Edition CPU and it looks that USA will pay about $300 for the CPU while Europeans should cash some €250 for a new one in etail.
There will be two versions boxed for retail and tray for OEMs and system integrators and due to its aggressive price and performance for the money, AMD hopes for a big success.
The Thermal Design Power (TDP) of this CPU is 125W and it should be available for purchase on April 23rd.Athlon X2 7850 BE to launch on 23rd
2.8GHz, 65nm Kuma
AMD is planning to launch its latest addition to Athlon X2 family, and the new CPU, will be an unlocked Black Edition and will work at 2.8GHz.
This is likely to be the fastest Kuma, 65nm K10 derived dual core and after this one, AMD moves to Regor 45nm K10.5 based dual-core.The new CPU is Back Edition and AMD obviously wants to capture as much of this overclocking market as it possibly can, as people with dual-core budgets do like to push unlocked CPUs a bit more.
The new CPU launches on the 23rd of April and has 2x512KB L2 cache and 2MB L3 cache, and we can only hope that the next CPU will get AMD dual-cores to over 3GHz, but this won’t happen before very late Q2.source: fudzilla.comAthlon X2 45nm to get to 3GHz in June
AMD has Athlon X2 250 in plans and this Regor 45nm SOI based CPU should get to 3GHz in June 2009. This is the scheduled launch for AMD and this CPU will have 65W TDP, while the previous Athlon X2 7750, 7550 and soon to launch 7850 have a 95W TDP, which is quite high for any dual-core.
Regor has 2MB cache and supports 1333MHz memory. The catchy detail is that AMD might be able to push over 3GHz with dual-cores and surprises us with a higher clock speed, but at this time, there are not talking about it.
Regor SOI 45nm dual-core will also get at least two energy efficient editions, slower clocked parts that will end up with a 45W TDP. Intel already has its dual-cores at clocks up to 3.33GHz and this should be enough for Intel to keep the performance crown in this segment, but we do believe that price per performance ratio will be on AMD’s side.