Six new processor models from AMD

AMD releases new Phenom II and Athlon II CPUs

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Six new AMD desktop processor are ready to go. The models include Phenom II and Athlon II series. The main reason of release is to replace the older CPU series.

New AMD CPUs at 2010-Q4

The released processor list and its specs are the following:

AMD CPU specification
SCU Athlon II Athlon II Athlon II
Model X2 265 X3 450 X4 645
Core number 2 3 4
Core name Regor Rana* Propus
Core Clock 3.30 GHz 3.20 GHz 3.10 GHz
Cache 2MB L2 cache, no L3 cache 1.5MB L2 cache, no L3 cache 2MB L2 cache, no L3 cache
TDP 65W 95W 95W
Price $76 $87 $122

* It is essentially a Propus die with one core disabled

This concludes the low-end section. AMD also announced some High-end six-core models to compete against Intel Core i7 models, namely the ones that experienced a recent price drop.

AMD CPU specification
SCU Phenom II Phenom II Phenom II
Model X6 1075T BE x4 970 BE X2 560 BE
Core number 6 4 2
Core name Thuban Deneb* Calisto**
Core Clock 3.00 GHz*** 3.50 GHz**** 3.30 GHz
Cache 3MB L2 cache, shared 6MB L3 cache 2MB L2 cache, shared 6MB L3 cache 2MB L2 cache, shared 6MB L3 cache
TDP 125 W 125 W 80 W
Price $245 $185 $105
Intel closest rival i7-860 i5-760 i3 models

* It has no Turbo Core Feature, but features unlocked BClk multiplier
** It is essentially a Deneb die with two cores disabled
*** Can reaches 3.5GHz with Turbo Core technology
**** The highest clocked Phenom II chip available

All new models are supported by AM3 and AM2+ motherboards. Interesting is the fact that with a bitof luck X2 560 BE can have all four cores uncloked for free, unlike Intel.

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