Phenom X2 to come in low-power flavors
AMD is planning low-power versions of its dual-core, K10-based Phenom X2 processors, according to DailyTech. The site claims to have gathered from an AMD roadmap that three Phenom X2 GE-series processors with 45W thermal envelopes will launch late in the first quarter of 2008. Those chips will succeed the first batch of Phenom X2 GS-series processors, which DailyTech says will have 65W and 89W thermal envelopes and launch in the fourth quarter of this year. (The site makes no mention of the purported delay we heard about yesterday.)
The three 45W Phenom X2 processors are said to include a GE-6600 model clocked at 2.3GHz, a GE-6500 model clocked at 2.1GHz, and a GE-6400 part running at 1.9GHz. All three chips will have 512KB of cache per core and 2MB of shared L3 cache, just like AMD's flagship Barcelona and Phenom X4 processors.