AMD Announces Phenom II X4 and Promises Move to 32nm by 2011

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Fugazi

AM3 Phenoms will be released late this year, or is that only the new AM2+ Phenoms? The article says the PII's are on tap for late this year and early 09. Just want some clarifying, thanks. 

-Andy

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gordonung

I'm looking for a way to answer this while balancing things I've been told that are still secret. I guess I can say

that you shouldn't really expect to have a 45nm Phenom under the Christmas tree or in front of the Yule log.

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Fugazi

It does appear that January looks fairly likely for the AM2+ 45nm Phenoms. I would like to see how improved the performance is, but unfortunately we have seen very little regarding its performance. I just ordered an asus m3a79-t, so thats what Im planning stick in it.

-Andy

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Keith E. Whisman

Hey I think that AMD is heading back to the front of the class. If it doesn't outperform Intel it appears to me that it's going to be very close and offer some real competition against Intel. We win. Thank you Intel for not destroying AMD. But then again Intel is supposedly trying to figure out if AMD voided it's license to produce X86 processors with the split up. So I hope things work out there but man it sure does look good for AMD and us the consumers.

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qa9b

If the Phenom II X4 doesn't show intel's offerings some competition, does AMD have the resources to move on/push ahead? Can they afford to have their enthuisast desktop offerings fail yet again? I've never been an AMD fan myself, but it's hard not to realize that AMD is the one fighting Intel's monopoly; forcing Intel to give more for less $$. Strangely, I find myself rooting for AMD on this one.

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Emotional Post-...

AMD  isn't some underdog mom and pop shop. They have (and had) both the resources and the time to design a compelling product. They also have ATI's profits to call on. 

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skhills

Interesting to see AMD adopting the naming convention that Intel just dropped (Core 2 Quad), because it was too confusing.  I guess they need something to say "This isn't Barcelona," though, and they've put too much money into the Phenom brand to just dump it that soon.

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bcweir

... that AMD and Intel need each other to remain competitive and keep all that computing power within reach of us working folks!

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