What is most interesting is a note that the AM2-based Phenom II processor will have a last-order date of May 2009 – and since the CPU hasn’t even officially be released yet, that gives the part only 5 months of active lifespan. We knew that the AM3 version of the CPU – with support for DDR3 and new HyperTransport speeds – was going to be coming soon behind the AM2 model but I didn’t think it would push the AM2 socket out of the market so quickly. If true, this could be bad news for AM2 users looking to upgrade – get in fast!
There is also EOL (end of life) information about current generation Phenom parts, listed below.
AMD plans to launch six 45nm CPUs under its Athlon line including the quad-core Athlon X4 615 and 605 and triple-core Athlon X3 420 and 410 in April next year and dual-core Athlon X2 240 and 235 in June, according to sources at motherboard makers.
Last order notice for the company’s upcoming 45nm AM2+ Phenom II X4 920 and 940 Black Edition CPUs, will be issued in May next year, while AMD has already stopped taking orders for its quad-core Phenom X4 9650 this month. AMD’s Phenom X4 9950 (140W) and 9850 (125W) will have their last order notice issued in March next year, and Phenom X4 9750, 9850 (95W) and 9950 (125W) will be in June.
AMD’s triple-core Phenom X3 8450 and 8550 CPUs have started phasing out of the market, while the Phenom X3 8650 is scheduled to have its last order notice issued in March next year followed by the Phenom X3 8850 and 8750 in June.
AMD’s low-power Athlon X2 4450e CPU will have its last order notice issued in March next year.