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Sources say Phenom delayed, AMD denies

Sources say Phenom delayed, AMD denies

Sources inside Taiwanese motherboard makers claim that AMD's Phenom processor is delayed until next year. AMD denies the speculation.

Earlier this morning sources inside Taiwanese motherboard manufacturers, cited by Digitimes, claimed that AMD's upcoming Phenom processor is delayed until next year.

The sources claimed that AMD would delay the launch so that it could increase yields and also clock frequencies for its upcoming native quad-core Phenom processors in order to improve their competitiveness against Intel's upcoming 45nm Penryn processors.

AMD was quick to rubbish these claims, maintaining that Phenom's launch schedule hasn't changed from the original 2H07 timeframe it has previously talked about.

The company also stated that it hasn't been in contact with motherboard manufacturers concerning a delay to the schedule.

Initially, AMD will introduce four Phenom-based processors of which three will be quad-core parts. One will follow on from AMD's recent tradition and will be a flagship FX-series part, the FX-80.

The other two quad-core chips will be the Phenom X4 GP-7100 and GP-7000. The final processor in AMD's next-generation desktop processor launch will be the dual-core Phenom X2 GS-6550.

All I can say is roll on Phenom launch, because I for one can't wait to see how they're going to perform.

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Mankz 2nd July 2007, 18:26 Quote
Surely if AMD says they are on time, those mobo makers are having a laugh, right?
Tim S 2nd July 2007, 18:28 Quote
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Originally Posted by Mankz.
Surely if AMD says they are on time, those mobo makers are having a laugh, right?

yeah, I can't help but think it's someone looking for better allocation from Intel.
Zurechial 2nd July 2007, 19:06 Quote
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The sources claimed that AMD would delay the launch so that it could increase yields and also clock frequencies for its upcoming native quad-core Phenom processors in order to improve their competitiveness against Intel's upcoming 45nm Penryn processors.


AMD are already in trouble so it wouldn't make sense for them to do this.
It sounds like empty rumour-mongering to me.
K.I.T.T. 2nd July 2007, 19:38 Quote
i reckon it probably was an empty rumour to be honest but whats really important is that they are competitive at lauch with current Intel Quads and future ones or else, quite frankly, AMD are boned
perplekks45 2nd July 2007, 20:54 Quote
If they delay it they're lost for at least another year I'd say. But I don't think they'll be that stupid. On the other hand if Phenom won't be able to beat or at least win some ground on Penryn/Wolfdale... yea, perfect! Crank up the clocks! We're back in the GHz-race! ...stupid...

But a little off-topic stuff:

Those names?! I mean... what the? Phenom X4 GP-7100 and GP-7000... I can kinda see where that's heading but Phenom X2 GS-6550? Why not 6500 to start with? Why not 6000? And last and weirdest (at least for me): FX-80? If they kicked "Athlon" as a brand why didn't they switch that brand too? FX CPUs lost a lot of their attractivity during the last 12 month so a new beginning would've been the way to go. ;)
MonkeyNutZ 2nd July 2007, 21:26 Quote
I'm betting publicity stunt, their's no reason to delay a product like this that would kill AMD's profits.
Amon 3rd July 2007, 06:04 Quote
AMD probably won't risk another delay. If anything, this is a sign of short supply for the release, resulting in higher prices.
yakyb 3rd July 2007, 10:07 Quote
to be honest im only going to be happy if it out performs conroe and possibly penryn but i fear performance will probably only be on a par
KMS-oul 3rd July 2007, 10:27 Quote
It's make or break time for AMD really tbh otherwise it will left in the dust. Fingers crossed it will perform well.
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