AMD's long-awaited Phenom processors may launch as early as November.
According to sources at Taiwanese motherboard makers, four AMD Phenom chips will be launch in November with another seven more Agena-based CPUs launching in the first quarter of 2008.
The sources, cited by Digitimes
, said that AMD is planning to begin test production on the CPUs in a September-October timeframe in order to start shipping products in November.
Of the four processors scheduled to launch in 2007, three will be quad-core processors. In traditional style, there will be one flagship FX part in the Phenom FX range, the FX-80, and there will be two Phenom X4 processors, the GP-7100 and GP-7000.
The final processor will be dual-core and is the first chip in the Phenom X2 range. This will be known as the GS-6550.
Digitimes says that there will be two more Phenom FX products, the FX-90 and FX-91, launched in the first quarter of 2008. Additionally, there will be another six Phenom X2 products, the GP-6800, GP6650, GP-6600, GP-6500 and GP-6400.
At this early stage, there is no word on final clock speeds, but if you're after a decoder ring for the new naming scheme, you're best looking here
Of course, while all of this is going on, Intel is getting ready to launch its 45nm Penryn family of processors, which should provide some decent performance improvements over the current Conroe family, if early benchmarks are to be believed.
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