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AMD to phase out Athlon II, Phenom II by early 2012

By Matthew
Jun 30, 2011
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  1. Having officially unveiled its Llano APUs only a few short hours ago (check out our performance review here), AMD seems pretty darn eager to flush its dated silicon. DigiTimes has…

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  2. They aren't getting phased out, they just renamed them (Athlon II X4) Llano and added a GPU.
     
  3. so AMD is saying the bulldozer CPUs will be out by early 2012...finally a launch window....
     
  4. You forgot to add that they also figured out how to shrink the die of existing cpu's as well.
     
  5. Xero07

    Xero07 TS Booster Posts: 100

    Bulldozer will be out in September\October. They have to release the new CPUS before they phase out the old ones.
     
  6. k9182000

    k9182000 TS Rookie Posts: 17

    In the performance review how did you guys run Splinter cell conviction in DX10 mode?? I thought that game only supported DX9?
     
  7. 2013 Year All AMD CPU's classes will be with four channel memory controler, include budget series!
     
  8. edison5do

    edison5do TS Rookie Posts: 231

    I really hope they dont come out with the same S#!T for the Bulldozer CPU. All that Bla,Bla,Bla about general use for average consumer got up set!... No matter what kind of user you are, you always want the best, normal user make sacrifices to buy what they want, if they dont know a **** about PC`s they will ask somebody, and they will say Intel...

    They have to realize that All that Naming **** and the confusion around all AMD Products make them so hard to select.
     
  9. CPU that execute graphic instruction, gpu that excute cup task, all is matter is how the operating
    system will handle all this, maybe win8 will reveal new conpcet.
     
  10. fpsgamerJR62

    fpsgamerJR62 TS Rookie Posts: 489

    AMD's AM3 processors may have been out performed by their Intel counterparts but this 45nm processor family is also notable for giving PC users the first truly affordable quad-core CPU ( Athlon II X4 620 ) and likewise an affordable 6-core CPU ( Phenom II X6 1090t ) selling for less than a third of an Intel Extreme Edition CPU's price.
     
  11. There is no reason I can see for this unless AMD figures it is loosing money on these, or they will compete with Bulldozer sales.
    Keeping the 840/980/1100T going with an appropriate motherboard chip for die hards and alternative builds just seems right.
    I do not see these as bad choices.
    Crazy AMD timing..
     
  12. I hope that Bulldozer is an awesome CPU, I really do! Because, if Bulldozer cant out perform the intel CPUs, then we may have a problem. Intel will be releasing their new CPU lineup right after BD comes out. A friend of mine that works for Intel said that they will be offering 4, 6, 8 and 10 core versions of their new CPUs. In addition he also told me that they are working on a new GPU for the lineup.

    I really do want my new rig to be an AMD build, but if BD doesnt deliver on the performance side, I will go with whatever the latest and greatest from Intel is
     

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