Phenom X4 roadmap leaks out

On Monday, the rumor mill was grinding away about AMD’s triple-core Phenom processors, which are supposedly due out in two flavors next March. Today, the topic has changed to AMD’s quad-core Phenoms, and VR-Zone has now published a detailed roadmap of upcoming Phenom launches.

According to VR-Zone, AMD will start the Phenom offensive with two new processors in November: a Phenom X4 9500 clocked at 2.2GHz, and a Phenom X4 9600 clocked at 2.4GHz. Both chips will have 512KB of cache per core, 2MB of shared L3 cache, 3.6GHz HyperTransport speeds, and 89W thermal envelopes. In December, the site says AMD will release a Phenom X4 9700 clocked at 2.6GHz. That chip will have a 4GHz HT clock and a 125W thermal envelope.

Judging by the roadmap, we’ll have to wait until 2008 for speedier Phenoms. VR-Zone says a Phenom FX-82 clocked at 2.6GHz or higher will come out in the first quarter of 2008, followed by additional Phenom 9000- and FX-series chips in the second quarter.

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    • Vrock
    • 12 years ago

    Oops, nevermind.

      • Smurfer2
      • 12 years ago

      no, it should be 2008. It is 2007 right now and next spring is 2008. 🙂

      Or did I miss some sarcasm 🙂

    • mortifiedPenguin
    • 12 years ago

    so we’re back to the 9xxx’s. this reminds me so much of 2002 with the Radeons. Maybe AMD should drop the FX line and switch to an ‘XT’ suffix. ;-).

      • sigher
      • 12 years ago

      Expect a job offer from them soon, I bet they love that idea 🙂

        • mortifiedPenguin
        • 12 years ago

        in that case… i propose that the line should be renamed the Phedeom and that the normal quad cores be called “Pros” and the dual cores be without a suffix.

    • atryus28
    • 12 years ago

    Well at least now we can easily figure out the clock speed for the Phenom 9000 series.

    2.4 Ghz or 2400 x 4 = 9600.

    Sounds like a new “model” it’s really just the clock speed times four. Hurray for easy clock speed identifiers.

      • BoBzeBuilder
      • 12 years ago

      The 9500 2.2GHz doesn’t really match your hypothesis but nice try.

      • TheTechReporter
      • 12 years ago

      Great idea, now the 9xxx series can use the gigantic 249 MHz gap between 2.250 GHz (9000) and 2.499 GHz (9996) !!! 😛

    • BoBzeBuilder
    • 12 years ago

    A frikin 2.6 GHz CPU shouldn’t have a 125W thermal envelope. How the hell are they going to reach 3.0GHz and beyond?

      • d2brothe
      • 12 years ago

      Clock speed is irrelevant…hopefully they won’t have to hit 3 GHz

        • BoBzeBuilder
        • 12 years ago

        Clock speed is relevant in AMD’s case. I don’t see any other way for Barcelona to beat Conroe unless AMD manages to ramp up speeds ASAP.

      • boon4376
      • 12 years ago

      have your learned nothing from the past few years? We have been doing more and more with lower frequencies for years. The frequency race is dead, AMD has a history for crunching more numbers at lower frequencies than equivalent Intel processors, i’d expect the same to hold true for the future. Dont bash these chips before their tested.

    • provoko
    • 12 years ago

    So finally we’ll see if the Phenom’s almost 4 times faster system bus actually beats out Intel’s core 2s.

      • Smurfer2
      • 12 years ago

      Gonna need more than a faster bus. The Phenom may have more so to speak… We’ll just need to see.

    • sigher
    • 12 years ago

    Uhm, AMD renamed their lineup, they dropped the x moniker

    Phenom FX-XX now Phenom FX-XX
    Phenom X4 GP-7xxx now Phenom 9xxx
    Phenom X3 ? now Phenom 7xxx
    Phenom X2 GS-6xxx now Athlon 6xxx
    Athlon X2 BE-2xxx now unknown
    Athlon X2 LS-2xxx now unknown
    Athlon LS-2xxx now Athlon LE-1xxx
    Sempron LE-1xxx now Sempron LE-1xxx

    (Notice how even the link used for this news item doesn’t have the X4, get with it techreport!)

      • eitje
      • 12 years ago

      someone’s grumpy!

      naptime, i bet.

    • Archer
    • 12 years ago

    I wish people would leak prices at the same time as roadmaps.

      • cappa84
      • 12 years ago

      I guess they can’t be too pricey since they have to compete with the likes of Q6600…

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