Phenom II Coming Later Than Expected?

"Insiders are skeptical of a January 2009 Phenom II release"

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Phenom II Coming Later Than Expected?

Last week, a number of slides from AMD were shown detailing a January 2009 release of their 45nm Phenom II quad-core CPUs.  It seems this time frame may have been a bit optimistic.  The guys over at OC Workbench asked their insider sources about this and got a skeptical response.  These sources say that they don't expect mass availability until at least March of next year, possibly even as late as June for Computex.

If true, this would be a serious blow to AMD in the CPU sector.  They have only just now been showing that they were getting back onto their feet.  A release delay would be yet another disapointment out of them, and more users may turn their backs on AMD as a company that can't deliver.  Not to mention that Intel has already gotten their new Core i7 platform onto the market and would be sure to capitalize on any further AMD delays.

Will AMD be able to deliver, or will these unnamed sources prove to be right?

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22-11-2008, 07:15:43

zak4994
9800GT it is.

04-12-2008, 13:33:00

ikan dugong
great recommendation and decision. just a lil bit more recommendation, if tou have some spare left to spend, get another 2Gigs of memory, they're cheap, and significantly improves performance under Vista.

04-12-2008, 13:35:30

zak4994

great recommendation and decision. just a lil bit more recommendation, if tou have some spare left to spend, get another 2Gigs of memory, they're cheap, and significantly improves performance under Vista.



2GB more?
That would lead to a total of 4.5GB of RAM and I don't want to run a 64bit version of Vista.
I find 2.5GB enough but what do I know, I'm still a n00b.

04-12-2008, 13:38:26

zak4994
Couldn't find teh 9800GT!
Damn PCWorld, Amazon are out of stock.
They have been for quite some time.
And the only stock eBay has are 9800GT that are selling for £120.
Not worth it.
Oh well I got myself a dirt-cheap XFX 9600GT XXX ed. for £40! :D

04-12-2008, 13:58:38

ikan dugong
cheer up man! 9600GT is nice! and you got nice bargain also! it plays most games in 1440x900 (in high quality settings), even Crysis Warhead (in medium - high quality setting)

my previous recommendation before is about getting 4GB in Dual-channel config (2x2Gigs), if the chipset supports. you can keep the 512MB somewhere else :)
Games and apps nowadays really memory-demanding, 2 gigs is ok, but with 4gigs, nothings gonna go wrong, right? :) Vista recognize for up-to 4gigs, and it also keeps your PC's resource healty all the time. (and it's cheap, you can find one for $20 -$30 easily). goodluck.

04-12-2008, 14:52:23

AdamR79
when i had an 8800gts 320mb, it would run anything i threw at it at those kinds of resolutions, and run them nicely...

so on that basis, i'd say an 8800gt 512mb (which is quicker than my 8800gts) would be a good choice, at £60... i'd then go down the pub on the money i've saved :D

04-12-2008, 15:05:55

ikan dugong
you sure got the point Adam.. :D

04-12-2008, 16:08:34

zak4994
hmm...

04-12-2008, 16:13:58

zak4994

when i had an 8800gts 320mb, it would run anything i threw at it at those kinds of resolutions, and run them nicely...

so on that basis, i'd say an 8800gt 512mb (which is quicker than my 8800gts) would be a good choice, at £60... i'd then go down the pub on the money i've saved :D



Considering the fact that I got my GPU for £40 I think I have a lot of spare money.
Now all I need is a PSU to buy...

04-12-2008, 16:54:22

AdamR79
sry didnt see you had bought one already :)

nice one :D
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