AMD Hex-Core Coming May?

"Word is AMD's desktop hex-core Thuban processor line is expected to hit the market in May."

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Late last year, we reported that AMD would be releasing their desktop hex-core processor line, Thuban, some time this year.  Well now it seems a timeframe has been set.  OCWorkbench has reported that Thuban is expected to hit the market in May with the brand name Phenom II X6 1000T series.

Essentially the desktop variant of AMD's Istanbul server processors, Thuban is based on the K10 architecture and will feature a 512KB per core L2 cache, shared 6MB L3 cache, and a HT frequency of 2.4 GHz.  The series will be based on the 45nm process and have a TDP range of 95W-140W.

The Thuban processor is intended to be paired with the RD890+SB850 chipset (expected to be out April, featuring native SATA 6Gbps support) to form the Leo platform.  However, it should be compatible with current AM3 790FX/GX motherboards with a BIOS update.

Model Number
Freq. L2 Cache L3 Cache HT   TDP Socket Release Date
Phenom II X6 xxx   2.8 GHz 6x 512 KB 6 MB 2.4 GHz   140 W AM3 Q2 2010
Phenom II X6 1075T   x GHz 6x 512 KB 6 MB 2.4 GHz ? 125 W AM3 Q2 2010
Phenom II X6 1055T   x GHz 6x 512 KB 6 MB 2.4 GHz ? 125/95 W AM3 Q2 2010
Phenom II X6 1035T   x GHz 6x 512 KB 6 MB 2.4 GHz ? 95 W AM3 Q2 2010

According to DigiTimes, Intel will be beating AMD to the punch, releasing their hex-core Gulftown processor, the Core i7 980X, to market at the end March with a wallet-cringing pricetag over $1000.  While the Thuban line likely won't be able to quite compete in performance, if they're able to price it right, AMD should be able to hold their own in the hex-core fight.

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Most Recent Comments

17-01-2010, 09:36:18

I was wondering if there were any dead silent 180/200 mm fans around?

For now I've only seen some Antec fans which could work

Are there any around or should i slap any old 200 mm with a fan controller and lower the RPM?

I know there are +250mm fans which have a very good but that's jut too big :P

price is not really an issue so anything should do :cool:

17-01-2010, 10:01:40

With the 200m fans you cant turn them down too much before they become useless. Id look at the yate loon fans tbh, as the antec ones are pantaloons

25-01-2010, 15:29:47

The only 200mm fans I know of are the Antec Big Boy and the Cooler Master Megaflow. The Cooler Masters come in blue or red led variant and spin at 700 rpm, so they should be pretty silent. The Big Boy comes without leds, has a three speed switch and seems to cool better, though it comes with more noise.

25-01-2010, 15:39:50

I wouldn't go for the antec big boy since it has a molex connector and not a 3 pin. (at least that's how it is in the antec 900. 902 and 1200 cases)
And when you turn it to the speed it actiually it does something good, it's pretty loud.
I dunno about those other fans though

25-01-2010, 16:30:50

i think noctua make a 200mm or it might be a 140mm lol

25-01-2010, 16:46:30


26-01-2010, 00:29:31

not a fan of xigmatek fans after i got some 120mm from them they lie on there specs DBS and CFM they make a wine noise at 12v not much air being pushed ither

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