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 Agenabased Phenom X4 processors carry the GP7xxx model number. There will be two Phenom X4 GP7xxx processors at launch – the GP7100 and the GP7000. AMD plans to clock the Phenom X4 GP7100 from 2.2to2.4 GHz. The Phenom X4 GP7100 has a 3600 MHz HyperTransport 3.0, or HT3, bus speed. The lesser Phenom X4 GP7000 has a targeted clock speed between 2.0to2.2 GHz and a lesser HT3 bus speed in excess of 3200 MHz. The two quadcore processors will have 89watt thermal ratings.
AMD plans to launch one Phenom X2 GP6xxx model by the end of the year. The Phenom X2 GP6550 joins the Phenom line up next quarter clocked somewhere between 2.0to2.4 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 GP6xxx models will join the lineup in Q1’2008. The Phenom X2 GP6650 will launch first between 2.2to2.6 GHz with a 3600 MHz HT3 bus speed. This model has a 65watt TDP, similar to the GP6550. The next Phenom X2 GP6xxx model to launch is the GP6800. This model has a higher 89watt TDP, but still a dualcore processor. AMD aims for a 2.4to2.8 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 LS2350 aims to clock in at 2.0to2.2 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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