AMD has more Phenoms up its sleeve

Expect AMD's Phenom lineup to grow considerably before the year is through. Citing its usual sources at Taiwanese motherboard makers, DigiTimes reports that AMD will unveil low-power triple-core, low-power quad-core, faster quad-core, and 45nm quad-core Phenoms in the second half of this year.

In chronological order, DigiTimes says AMD will first roll out 1.9GHz Phenom X3 8250e and 2.1GHz Phenom 8450e processors in mid to late August. Both CPUs will have three cores and 65W thermal envelopes, and they'll be joined by a quad-core, low-power Phenom X4 9350e later in the third quarter. The following quarter, AMD will reportedly strike again with a Phenom X4 9950 clocked at 2.6GHz.

That's not all. DigiTimes says AMD also plans to unleash its first 45nm Phenoms by the end of the fourth quarter. There will be two chips, with clock speeds sitting between 2.4GHz and 2.8GHz. AMD will follow up in the first quarter of 2009 with more 45nm Phenoms, this time clocked between 2.3GHz and 2.6GHz. DigiTimes doesn't say how AMD intends to price any of the aforementioned chips, though.

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