E-tailer listings hint at Phenom II X6 launch

We've seen leaked prices, leaked specifications, foreign listings, and some box shots. Now, as PC World points out, AMD's upcoming Phenom II X6 processors have appeared in the listings of two online retailers in the good old U.S. of A.

Both Provantage and HowardComputers offer the Phenom II X6 1090T, which they say has a 3.2GHz clock speed and a "Black Edition" label (suggesting an unlocked upper multiplier). The former charges $318.50 for the chip, while the latter has it priced at $353.64. HowardComputers also lists the Phenom II X6 1055T, a 2.8GHz six-core part with a $242.17 price tag.

Although the listings don't mention it, both of these upcoming CPUs should feature AMD's Turbo Core technology.

Those prices are considerably higher than the figures that leaked last month: $295 for the faster CPU and $199 for the slower model. Perhaps the apparent pre-order nature of the listings and the seemingly small size of the. e-tailers contributed to jacked-up listings. In any case, the appearance of listings hints at a close release date. Provantage also jumped the gun on 12-core Opteron listings in March, and AMD formally launched those processors barely a week later.

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