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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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RE: real AMD roadmap
By GeorgeOrwell on 12/7/2007 4:02:36 AM , Rating: 2
Good one ;-)

And on a serious note, I would not be surprised if AMD is unable to field 45nm processors until 2009+. Usually AMD is 2-3 years behind Intel on manufacturing process technology and with Intel just moving to 45nm now, my guess would be 2H09 or 1H10 for AMD 45nm.

The market is always there. If AMD has something compelling to offer, I am sure there will be interested customers.

It is AMD's partners, such as Cray, that I feel bad for. These companies were counting on K10 to at least work properly, even if the clock speed took a while to ramp up. As it stands today, AMD will not field a working processor until 1Q08 or later.

Well, maybe there will be an AMD subprime bailout plan. For all those companies that bought subprime processors from the Big Green Wannabe Giant.


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