Both sites refer to the CPU as the Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition. TweakTown cites no sources, while Expreview's piece includes a purported screenshot from the ASRock website, which shows specifications for the unannounced CPU. Apparently, the X4 965 will have the same amount of cache and the same 125W power envelope as the Phenom II X4 955, just with a higher clock speed.
The two reports omit one piece of information: price. With the X4 955 currently selling for $245, AMD could charge even more for the new model—perhaps as much as what Intel asks for the $320 Core 2 Quad Q9650. That could happen, knowing how AMD has positioned quad-core Phenom IIs so far.
Of course, AMD may only have a couple of months left until Intel introduces Lynnfield, the Core i7's more affordable sibling. Lynnfield will likely replace higher-end Core 2 Quads and push existing—and future—Phenom IIs down the price ladder.
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