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AMD's desktop roadmap looks a little empty for 2008

AMD guidance claims the Phenom 9900 and 9700 will launch (or re-launch in the case of the 9700) in Q1 2008.  The frequency replacement for the 9900 will eventually launch in Q2 2008.

Phenom Desktop Quad-core 2008
Model
Core
Frequency
TDP


9xxx
N/A N/A

9900 2.6 GHz 140W

9700
2.4 GHz 125W

9600 2.3 GHz 95W

9500
2.2 GHz 95W


AMD's Phenom 9700, 9900 and eventually 9xxx successor will all use the full 4000 MHz HyperTransport 3.0 bus.  All five Phenom CPUs will top out at DDR2-1066.


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Dissappointing
By Flunk on 12/5/2007 10:49:49 AM , Rating: 2
If the benchmarks are to be believed, Phenom is similar or slightly inferior to a Core 2 Quad at the same frequency. If the best AMD can do by the end of next year is 2.6Ghz it puts them more than a year behind Intel technology wise. That makes me a sad panda. Competition is good.




RE: Dissappointing
By Flunk on 12/5/2007 10:51:07 AM , Rating: 3
Replace the "end of next year" with "middle of next year". No editing does not make better posts, Dailytech.


RE: Dissappointing
By Zstream on 12/5/2007 1:00:01 PM , Rating: 2
Remember that with the bios fix a 10% performance hit takes place. In all benchmarks it shows the 6600 around 13% faster. This would mean with B3 the current Quads are 3% faster based on clock speed.

I have a chance to purchase a 9600 for 210$ with a combo motherboard 790fx. So once B3 chips hit people can purchase a quad cpu and overclock to 2.7ghz fairly easy. Now, what comes in to play is the cost.

Would you prefer a 2.7ghz/790fx mobo quad or a Q6600 and a Mobo (P35) and run it at 3ghz for 50-70$ more? Intel at 3ghz will have around a 8% performance difference at low resolutions and maybe, just maybe 1-3% at 1600*1200+.

I for one will wait it out as I see no need for quad chips anytime soon.


RE: Dissappointing
By mikecel79 on 12/5/2007 1:25:55 PM , Rating: 4
quote:
Remember that with the bios fix a 10% performance hit takes place. In all benchmarks it shows the 6600 around 13% faster. This would mean with B3 the current Quads are 3% faster based on clock speed.


None of the current reviews have the BIOS fix implemented unless specified. The fix was just released to motherbaord manufacturers. So a Phenom with this fix will be about 23% slower than the current Q6600.


RE: Dissappointing
By GeorgeOrwell on 12/6/07, Rating: 0
RE: Dissappointing
By verndewd on 12/6/2007 1:22:19 PM , Rating: 2
AMD is already more than a year behind in many respects. By the time they do HKMG they will be behind that much more.
They have been slipping for several years. No one was watching it though, except Intel. Not only were they watching they used it to force AMD to a similar financial situationas in the k7 era and before.
AMD can only thank them selves.


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