Slowly but surely, AMD's Llano processors are inching closer to release. We've already seen a picture of a matching retail motherboard with an FM1 socket. Now, Turkish site DonanimHaber has posted a chart containing purported pricing and specifications for the upcoming Llano family—not to mention some Bulldozer-based Zambezi processors, as well. While we can't confirm the authenticity of the information, this wouldn't be the site's first scoop if it were true.
What does the chart say? Well, the cheapest two Llano variants—both dual-core models—will be priced at $70 and $80, while four quad-core models will purportedly go on sale at $110, $130, $150, and $170. Folks familiar with AMD's existing product line ought to see similarities with the Phenom II family which includes a couple of sub-$100 dual-core offerings and a $185 flagship model. Llano processors will in fact be based on the same CPU architecture as the Phenom IIs, though they'll be manufactured on a newer 32-nm fab process and will have integrated graphics built in. (The chart lists Radeon HD integrated GPUs with stream processor counts ranging from 160 to 400.)
Moving on to Zambezi, which should take over as AMD's flagship, DonanimHaber's chart suggests we'll see prices of $190, $240, $290, and $320 for the four release parts. The cheapest two models will have four and six cores, respectively, while the priciest two will have eight. No integrated graphics are on the menu here, but if there's any truth to this information, then AMD clearly intends to go toe-to-toe with the finest from Intel's Sandy Bridge lineup. This should be an interesting summer.
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