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AMD plans to launch two Phenom X4 and three X2 models within the next three quarters

AMD’s latest roadmap reveals the company’s model numbers for the performance and mainstream Phenom X4 and X2 processors. Despite AMD issuing model numbers, the clock speeds are still ballpark figures and not yet set in stone. AMD has two Phenom X4 and three X2 models planned. Three of the models are set for a Q4’2007 launch.

The Agena-based Phenom X4 processors carry the GP-7xxx model number. There will be two Phenom X4 GP-7xxx processors at launch – the GP-7100 and the GP-7000. AMD plans to clock the Phenom X4 GP-7100 from 2.2-to-2.4 GHz. The Phenom X4 GP-7100 has a 3600 MHz HyperTransport 3.0, or HT3, bus speed. The lesser Phenom X4 GP-7000 has a targeted clock speed between 2.0-to-2.2 GHz and a lesser HT3 bus speed in excess of 3200 MHz. The two quad-core processors will have 89-watt thermal ratings.

AMD plans to launch one Phenom X2 GP-6xxx model by the end of the year. The Phenom X2 GP-6550 joins the Phenom line up next quarter clocked somewhere between 2.0-to-2.4 GHz. The first Phenom X2 to launch has a 3600 MHz HT3 bus speed. This model has a TDP of 65 watts.

Two more Phenom X2 GP-6xxx models will join the lineup in Q1’2008. The Phenom X2 GP-6650 will launch first between 2.2-to-2.6 GHz with a 3600 MHz HT3 bus speed. This model has a 65-watt TDP, similar to the GP-6550. The next Phenom X2 GP-6xxx model to launch is the GP-6800. This model has a higher 89-watt TDP, but still a dual-core processor. AMD aims for a 2.4-to-2.8 GHz clock speed with a 4000 MHz HT3 bus speed.

In Q2’2008, AMD plans to launch one more Stars processor based on the Rana core. This model does not carry the Phenom name because it’s a lower end mainstream processor without L3 cache. The Athlon X2 LS-2350 aims to clock in at 2.0-to-2.2 GHz with a 3200 MHz HT3 bus speed.

The 3.0 GHz Phenom processor that AMD demonstrated last week during its Analyst Day does not appear anywhere in the most recent desktop roadmap.

AMD's latest guidance explains that sample availability for AM2 Phenom will begin in the "September/October" window, with box stock during "November/December." 


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RE: It all makes sense now...
By Khato on 7/28/2007 2:57:53 AM , Rating: 0
Haha, now this is entertaining! Well, so long as I translate the 'slap' into 'sarcasm on' and 'sarcasm off' statements - otherwise it goes from humorous to utter lunacy.

Mmmm, but yes, I am quite suspicious of anything AMD says any more, especially when there's nothing whatsoever to back it up. And really, the contents of the roadmap in this article do nothing to make me believe their presentation. I'd expect that some will use it in an attempt to prove the opposite point - they top out at 2.4GHz this year because that completely dominates anything Intel has to offer. But there tends to be a little flaw in that logic - why sell something that runs at 3GHz for the 2.4GHz price, when you could charge twice as much or more?


RE: It all makes sense now...
By tkSteveFOX on 7/28/07, Rating: 0
RE: It all makes sense now...
By ultimaone on 7/28/2007 5:40:44 PM , Rating: 1
i'm seeing the higher transport speed like how
currently nvidias video cards have higher shader clock speeds
i think that really hurt the ati cards, having half that speed

but i could be totally off

guess we have to wait and find out
thats half the fun :)


RE: It all makes sense now...
By fake01 on 7/28/2007 7:33:07 AM , Rating: 2
quote:
Mmmm, but yes, I am quite suspicious of anything AMD says any more, especially when there's nothing whatsoever to back it up. And really, the contents of the roadmap in this article do nothing to make me believe their presentation. I'd expect that some will use it in an attempt to prove the opposite point - they top out at 2.4GHz this year because that completely dominates anything Intel has to offer. But there tends to be a little flaw in that logic - why sell something that runs at 3GHz for the 2.4GHz price, when you could charge twice as much or more?


I remember reading that barcelona is a good overclocker. I'm not saying AMD did this, but its possible that they overclocked the CPU, maybe to test for stability, maybe to test for performance IDK, all I know is that its a possibility.


RE: It all makes sense now...
By JumpingJack on 7/29/2007 12:25:55 AM , Rating: 3
quote:
I remember reading that barcelona is a good overclocker. I'm not saying AMD did this, but its possible that they overclocked the CPU, maybe to test for stability, maybe to test for performance IDK, all I know is that its a possibility.


You read about that here:
http://www.fudzilla.com/index.php?option=com_conte...

This was debunked here:
http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=7291

Fuad was being emailed a bunch of faked screenshots, and statements of performance and clocking claims. The 'overclockability' rumor was more or less a hoax, considering AMD cannot make anything much over 2.0 GHz for launch, it is not likely.... of course, they could work some magic for the Phenom launch and have something really special... but the prior info you are going on is not correct it was indeed falsified.


RE: It all makes sense now...
By fake01 on 7/31/2007 1:05:47 AM , Rating: 1
Just because Phenom is clocked at 2GHz-2.6GHz, and AMD has troubles clocking it higher than 2GHz doesn't mean it won't be a good overclocker. I mean C2D at 2.6GHz can EASILY reach speeds well beyond 3GHz with everything stock, why would Intel release a processor at 2.6GHz when it is capable of so much more?


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