65nm Turion 64 X2 chips to come in Q2 2007?
Word has it AMD will introduce its first desktop processors built on 65nm process technology in December, but the company may not follow suit with its mobile chips until well into next year. According to a report by DigiTimes, AMD will launch its first 65nm Turion 64 X2 processors code-named "Tyler" in the second quarter of 2007. The chips will slip into the same S1 socket as current Turion 64 X2s, but they will bring support for faster 800MHz DDR2 memory instead of the current DDR2-667. Despite the 65nm process shrink, though, the report says Tyler's maximum thermal dissipation will be at the same 35W value as existing 90nm models.
Along with 65nm dual-core Turions, DigiTimes reports that AMD is prepping some 65nm mobile Semprons code-named "Sherman" for the third quarter of 2007. Sherman chips will also bring support for DDR2-800 memory, but they will remain single-core with a 25W power dissipation rating, just like current mobile Semprons. AMD supposedly intends to move its entire Turion 64 X2 and mobile Sempron lineups to 65nm by the first quarter of 2008.