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Say hello to the Phenom FX-90 and FX-80 series

AMD’s latest roadmap reveals model numbers for upcoming Phenom FX processors. Under the new naming scheme, the AMD Phenom FX lineup consists of the Phenom FX-80 and FX-90 series. AMD designates the Phenom FX-80 series for single processor systems while the FX-90 takes on 4x4 dual processor systems.

AMD plans to launch two Phenom FX-90 series processors in Q1 2008. The two Phenom FX processors carry the FX-91 and FX-90 names. The AMD Phenom FX-91 will have a clock-speed between 2.4-to-2.6 GHz and will sit on a 3.6 GHz HyperTransport 3.0 bus. The lower Phenom FX-90 will have a clock-speed between 2.2-to-2.4 GHz with a slower HT3 bus. AMD is unsure of the Phenom FX-90’s HT3 bus, but roadmaps indicate HT3 speeds excess of 3.2 GHz. The two Phenom FX-90 series will drop into Socket 1207+ motherboards.

AMD plans one Phenom FX processor for Socket AM2+ platforms. The AMD Phenom FX-80 is essentially the FX-90 for single-processor systems. The Phenom FX-80 will clock in between 2.2-to-2.4 GHz and have a HT3 bus speed in excess of 3.2 GHz. All Phenom FX processors share similar feature sets, with 512KB of L2 cache per core and a shared 2MB L3 cache. The TDP of Phenom FX processors are still to be determined.

Expect AMD to pull the wraps off the Phenom FX-90 series in Q1 2008 with its upcoming FASN8 socket 1207+ platform. AMD expects to launch the Phenom FX-80 earlier, in the November-to-December timeframe.

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RE: If Apple can do it why can't AMD?
By cheetah2k on 7/2/2007 9:12:10 PM , Rating: 2
Comparing AMD to Apple, is like comparing a Donut to a Banana...

RE: If Apple can do it why can't AMD?
By drebo on 7/2/2007 9:18:59 PM , Rating: 2
I'd have likened it to comparing an ink blot to a used maxipad, but that's just me.

By GhandiInstinct on 7/3/2007 1:09:06 AM , Rating: 2

RE: If Apple can do it why can't AMD?
By livelouddiefast on 7/3/2007 3:33:43 AM , Rating: 2
how on earth would a banana stand a chance against a donut?

RE: If Apple can do it why can't AMD?
By psypher on 7/3/2007 6:51:59 AM , Rating: 2
Thus proving why America is fat...

By Vanilla Thunder on 7/3/2007 11:40:03 AM , Rating: 2
It's okay. We understand you can't afford a donut, and this is just your way of expressing your frustration.


By oTAL on 7/3/2007 6:36:20 AM , Rating: 2
If people are buying iPhones only because they are cool, AMD only needs to come up with a good packaging and cool-looking CPUs to stay floating until they can actually get in the race again.

Here's an idea...
Why doesn't AMD switch to using Intel processors... it worked for Apple...


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