AMD is launching five new Phenom II CPUs, building on their launch last month of the Phenom II X4 940 at 3.0GHz and the Phenom II X4 920 at 2.8GHz.
Today sees the addition of the Phenom II X4 910 at 2.6GHz to the 900 series. The 800 series is similar to the 900 series, but reduces the shared L3 cache to just 4MB, or 1MB per core. The 700 series has just three cores, but retains the full 6MB of L3 cache, bringing it to 2MB per core.
The uncore, which is comprised of the memory controller and the L3 cache, receives a bump to 2.0GHz. All five of the new CPUs can be used in the new AM3 socket in order to access DDR3, or the older AM2+ socket in order to stay with cheaper DDR2. This versatility allows a user to upgrade their CPU on an AM2+ platform now, then upgrade to an AM3 platform later when DDR3 prices go down. The older Phenom two models are only AM2 CPUs, but AM3 versions are slated to be released in the near future.
DailyTech previously reported on the anticipated launch in December last year.
AMD Phenom II X4 940
AMD Phenom II X4 920
AMD Phenom II X4 910
AMD Phenom II X4 810
AMD Phenom II X4 805
AMD Phenom II X3 720 BE
AMD Phenom II X3 710
AMD Phenom 9950
(Chart courtesy AnandTech.com)
AMD is also planning more launches in April and June.