AMD Processor Roadmap Leaked: Quad-Core "Deneb" Phenoms in January

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    What desktop processors are AMD planning to release during the final three months of the year? A leaked roadmap slide reveals all. And its first 'Deneb' desktops will debut in January 2009.
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    http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2008/09/04/amd_ces_jan_09_deneb_debut/
     
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    Deneb is AM2+? that doesn't look right..
     
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    no that's right. Deneb is AM2+ and AM3.. The AM3 socket won't be available till further in 2009.
     
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    I thought that myself, but Deneb will come in a AM2+ package and AM3 based on roadmaps. And Propus (Quad Core), will come with a AM3 only package not long after.
     
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    So there will be a "multiplier locked" triple core at 2.5Ghz, and the unlocked on coming 2 months later?

    That Athlon X2 5050e (45W, 2.6Ghz) looks interesting.

    Well, at least we know AMD will finally (and officially) hit the 3Ghz mark with quad cores. ;)

    Why are they 125W though? Are they suffering from "leakage" issues?
     
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    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    That 3Gig phenom looks quite nice.
     
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    Interesting, I would think that is what you would like to avoid. They have to change tooling / production lines twice for the same product.
     
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    Yea. Doesn't really make logical sense to be doing it this way.

    Perhaps the processor stays the same fundamentally, and it's compaitable across 2 chipsets? i.e. it nativly suports 2 socket/chipset combos
     
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    isn't the only difference (known) in AM2+ and AM3 basically DDR2 in AM2+ and DDR3 in AM3?

    If so wouldn't it be easy enough to just put a mem controller on the chip that can handle DDR2 or DDR3? Then it wouldn't be a difference as far as the chip is concerned.
     
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    Im pretty sure thats what they are doing.
     
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    Even if the AM3 socket was physically incompatible, the die's are identical, so it's just a chip packaging thing, not a big deal at all from a production pt of view.
     
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    i thought am2/2+/3 were compatible - you'd just lose some functionality ie split power planes, HT3 etc
     
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    It supports both DDR2 and DDR3 memory standards and socket compatible with current AM2+ and future AM3. From what's known so far, AM3 is the same 940 pin design that adds pins for the DDR3 memory interconnect between the CPU and the memory.
     
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    pretty unexciting roadmap.
     
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    It certainly doesn't inspire a miraculous AMD comeback.
     
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    Actually yes. I think it will take more than that to return to former glory.
     
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    Lets just hope this expands beyond the OEM market as I'd love to get my hands on a decently priced low power cpu mixed with a decent chipset such as the 780G for a HTPC.
     
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    Anybody knows why it is limited to the OEM market in the first place? :confused:
     
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    possibly due to many things..

    examples springing to mind

    Non standard platform requirements
    Low Yeilds (so simply not enough to satisfy channel's demand)
     
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    Oh well, another waiting period for me. They need to get a good motherboard out. :tired:
     

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