AMD to release Phenom II in January

"The Shanghai-based desktop product of the Deneb core, will serve as a launching platform for AMD's new industry focus, which is on value and mainstream and markedly away from enterprise."

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Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) yesterday released their Shanghai server chip with nine different offerings - five Opterons at 2.3 GHz to 2.7 GHz with dual-socket support, and four at 2.4 GHz to 2.7 GHz with quad-socket support. In conjunction with Shanghai's release, AMD highlighted that their Phenom II X4 'enthusiast' line of desktop CPU's are set for a January 2009 release.
 
The Phenom II X4 will be released along with an enthusiast platform called "Dragon." Like the server version announced yesterday, the desktop Phenom II will be a quad-core processor with 8 MB cache (6 MB shared L3, 512 KB L2 per core), support for DDR2 and DDR3 memory. Dragon will provide a range of graphics options from low-end to a "terascale graphics engine," overdrive CPU control and a Fusion optimization tool.

Phenom II X4 will reportedly see a move away from enterprise, and a renewed emphasis on value and mainstream markets. Interestingly, AMD has fired a shot at Intel' Nehalem architecture by suggesting that it is out of touch with the marketplace.
 
AMD's Bob Grim, senior manager of product marketing for AMD's desktop group, categorized Intel's Core i7 as being out of touch with the marketplace. He said, "Expensive motherboards, expensive memory...all expectations says that the processor will be expensive as well." Intel's Core i7 processors priced at $294 for 2.66 GHz, $562 for 2.93 GHz and $999 for 3.20 GHz.
 
Additional details of Shanghai's release can be found here
 
Has Intel lost touch with the marketplace?
 
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09-01-2009, 12:21:36

zak4994

phew, all updates installed no problems, god knows what happened first time round??



Probably some thing that Vista has against your hardware.
Atleast this time the have a peace treaty :)

11-01-2009, 15:38:44

leslie
I've been using Vista 64bit Business SP1 for awhile and I haven't had any problems with it. I did a fresh install and it recognized all of my hardware the very first time. Plus I'm running it on a much older system with limited memory. (I only purchase new systems every five years or so. I'm overdue for a new one.)

Athlon 64
3gb RAM
8800 gt 512mb PCIe
650w house brand power supply
250gb drive

It runs everything I've thrown at it and then some. No crashes yet and I've done some very esoteric and techie stuff with the harddrive as well. (I enjoy digging into an OS.) Plus I've run everything from Bioshock to Fallout 3 at full resolution/effects/eye candy without any slowdowns except in cases where I knew it was due to drive access speed. (The motherboard only allows SATA1 connections.)

13-01-2009, 15:00:07

keesu
I have Vista ultimate, never had a problem after a year, used XP since it first came out, Vista is more stable !!

13-01-2009, 15:14:16

Freak
I dont think there is much point now. Wait and get windows 7 :D

13-01-2009, 15:25:31

nathan

I dont think there is much point now. Wait and get windows 7 :D



if you can wait 2 years, then i'd do the same.

13-01-2009, 15:33:36

Freak
I guess that I should have realised that it would take that much time
stupid thing to say.
I will now go and sit in the corner :D

13-01-2009, 15:36:08

nathan

I guess that I should have realised that it would take that much time
stupid thing to say.
I will now go and sit in the corner :D



lol, i wouldnt bother. You never know they may bring it forward if they get there arse in to gear.

14-01-2009, 16:48:17

B|oodThorn
Using vista 64....no probs here!

15-01-2009, 04:06:38

Brooksie

I guess that I should have realised that it would take that much time
stupid thing to say.
I will now go and sit in the corner :D



7 should be released late 09 early 2010 ;) if everything goes to plan

15-01-2009, 13:12:59

sjek
OP here, I've had vista running for a month or two now, no problems, started out a bit bloaty but a quick bit of trimming and its running well.
re: windows 7 - yeh, looks like Q1 2010, with updates licences w/vista (OEM only, I think) from July?
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