45W quads and tri-cores, 3GHz duals
Several 45nm Athlons have popped up on price search engines. Although we already talked about most of them, we’ve got a few more specs this time around, although we still don’t have any prices.
Let’s start off with the new flagship quad-core Athlons, based on the Propus core with no L3 cache. Two models have popped up, the Athlon II X4 605e and 600e. Both feature 4x512kb of L2 cache, HT up to 4.0GB/s, and dual-channel DDR3 1333 memory support. The 605e runs at 2.3GHz, while the 600e is clocked at 2.2GHz. Bear in mind that these are “e” [...]
Today, a pair of those Phenom II processors have appeared on the pages of UK-based etailer MoreComputers.com. According to its product listings, Phenom II will arrive in two models – a 2.8GHz Phenom II 920 and a 3.0GHz Phenom II 940 Black Edition, priced at £190.65 and £231.32, respectively.
The 920 and 940 nomenclature may seem strangely familiar, but the quad-core Phenom II won’t be challenging Intel’s Core i7 in the performance stakes, we feel. Instead, it’ll attempt to put AMD back in the desktop race with a set of affordable mid-range chips that should at the very [...]