AMD Reveals Phenom Model Numbers
Anh Tuan Huynh
July 28, 2007 12:19 AM
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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.
-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
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...
7/28/2007 5:59:03 AM
By crystal clear on 7/27/2007 4:16:04 AM , Rating: -1
The company would not let anyone view the system properties details, but sent the two featured images to press beforehand.
WHY ???-Certainly not because its top secret or the famous excuse about Intel will copy them etc & all the trash !
I am confident they are hiding something(embarassing) from the press/analyst etc.
Doesnt appear to me as genuine test/display of the system !
Note-the slide in the article says its a engineering sample & a 32 bit O.S. .
1) Engineering samples cannot be relied upon - this is not a finished product ready to be shipped to OEMs or retailers.
If I was there during the display-I would have returned with more doubts/questions/frustrations rather than answers that satisfy me !
Dont sell/convince me on a product on the basis of Engineering samples & on paper.
Sorry comeback to me with something solid & convincing-even better the finished product itself & let me test/check it to convince myself.
RE: It all makes sense now...
7/28/2007 9:34:39 AM
In the end, performance was absolutely terrible. We're beginning to understand why AMD didn't let us test Barcelona last month. It's not that AMD is waiting to surprise Intel; it's that the platform just isn't ready for production yet.
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