“AMD plans to move production of its desktop CPUs to its 45nm node process in the third quarter, helping to reduce costs, according to sources at motherboard makers.
Currently, only AMD’s quad-core Phenom II X4 800 and 900 series (Deneb) and triple-core Phenom II X3 700 series (Heka) CPUs are manufactured under a 45nm process. The company plans to move its dual-core Phenom II X2 500 series (Callisto) and Athlon II X2 200 series to 45nm in June, and quad-core Athlon II X4 600 series and triple-core Athlon II X3 400 series (Rana) in September, the sources noted.”
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Sometime in Q3 2009 we will start to see 45nm parts rolling out for AMD desktop lineup to compliment the Phenom II server series. You don’t have to wait until fall to get excited though, before the trees start to shed their leaves there will be the better part of 20 chips arriving. A good half of those are low power Phenom IIs and and Athlon, the remainder are spread between dual, triple and quad core Phenom IIs and a similar spread of Athlons. DigiTimes also mentions that three quad-core Lynnfield CPUs should be arriving about the same time AMDs 45nm desktop chips hit the shelves.