AMD Readies New Phenom Chips Built Around Bulldozer

Paul Lilly

AMD fans were rooting for the Santa Clara chip maker to yank the performance crown from Intel with team green's desktop Bulldozer-based FX series processors. That didn't happen, and it looks like the next batch of Bulldozer processors will skip the high-end hype and attack the mid-range and entry-level markets where AMD has enjoyed quite a bit of success.

Chinese webiste inpai.com.cn did a little digging on the Web and found updated CPU support lists for select ECS and Jetway motherboards. These lists include a handful of unreleased Phenom chips based on AMD's Bulldozer architecture with up to eight cores and with unlocked mulitpliers. There are four new chips in all:

  • Phenom II X8 2420: 2.4GHz, 8MB cache, 95W
  • Phenom II X8 3020: 3.0GHz, 8MB cache, 125W
  • Phenom II X6 2520: 2.5GHz, ?? cache, 95W
  • Phenom II X6 2820: 2.8GHz, 8MB cache, 95W

Interestingly it appears AMD is planning to brand these as Phenom II parts instead of Phenom III. When these processors will be available and for how much is anyone's guess.

Image Credit: AMD

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