Six new processor models from AMD
AMD releases new Phenom II and Athlon II CPUs
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.
The released processor list and its specs are the following:
|SCU||Athlon II||Athlon II||Athlon II|
|Model||X2 265||X3 450||X4 645|
|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|
* 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.
|SCU||Phenom II||Phenom II||Phenom II|
|Model||X6 1075T BE||x4 970 BE||X2 560 BE|
|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|
|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.