The new Phenom brand will be accompanied by a new model numbering scheme that will do away with the current performance rating "plus" numbers. According to DailyTech, a next-gen "Sparta" chip clocked at 2.3GHz with a 45W power envelope will be dubbed LE-1300, for instance, while a 2.3GHz chip based on the existing "Brisbane" core with the same 45W power rating will bear a BE-2400 moniker.
Last, but not least, DailyTech has scored some information regarding AMD's 45nm plans. In the second half of next year, the chip maker intends to introduce its first 45nm desktop quad-core processors. The chips will be dubbed "Deneb" and "Deneb FX," and they'll supposedly introduce a new AM3 socket. Deneb FX will include support for DDR3 memory, as well. Mid-range 45nm chips are set to follow some time "closer to 2009."