“AMD is planning to launch several low-power triple-core and quad-core CPUs during the second half of 2008 all featuring a TDP of 65W, according to sources at motherboard makers.
Two low-power triple-core Phenom CPUs – X3 8250e and 8450e – will feature core frequencies of 1.9GHz and 2.1GHz, respectively, and both include an L2 cache of 1.5MB and L3 cache of 2MB. The two CPUs will enter DVT in July and start mass production at the beginning of August. If the process goes smoothly, the two CPUs should appear in the channel by mid to late August, the sources said.
Meanwhile the company will launch the low-power quad-core Phenom X4 9350e in the third quarter and another model in the fourth quarter, the sources added, and in the first quarter of 2009, AMD will begin to roll out its 45nm quad-core CPUs (Propus) targeting core frequencies between 2.3-2.6GHz.
AMD also plans for the Phenom X4 9850 (2.5GHz) and 9950 (2.6GHz) to enter DVT in the third quarter, and ship in the fourth quarter, and is scheduling to launch two 45nm Phenom X4 CPUs by the end of the fourth quarter with core frequencies between 2.4-2.8GHz, the sources revealed.
In other news, AMD has given notice that final orders for the Phenom X4 9100e will be taken at the end of the second quarter, while the Phenom X3 8250e and X4 9150e will both enter final ordering around the end of the fourth quarter, the sources detailed. Orders for the dual-core Athlon X2 4050e are also scheduled to stop at the end of the third quarter.
(as usual) AMD declined the opportunity to respond to report saying it cannot comment on unannounced products.”
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- The COMPUTEX Taipei 2008 Show Floor Treasure Hunt @ Futurelooks
AMD is really working hard to promote their low powered, green solutions for PCs. According to DigiTimes, we should be seeing a pair of triple core Phenoms as well as a quad core well before the end of the year. They also mention that the end of life for the X4 9100e is coming up very soon; with plenty of new parts to replace it soon.