Lots of interesting information has come from AMD this week, which is a relief considering how quiet they have been overall this year. As their K10 processors approach launch, they have released a chart describing the new CPUs that will shortly be made available. This includes all the new “Phenom” branded CPUs, such as Phenom FX, Phenom X2 and Phenom X4. While actual clockspeeds aren't verified, it seems the fastest CPUs will be running at around 2.6-2.8GHz, not any faster than existing Opteron and Athlon FX CPUs. However, the core revisions and other enhancements, such as HT 3.0 clock speeds as high as 3.6GHz.

TDP hasn't been finalized, but will vary greatly from chip to chip. AMD will offer multiple power models of the chips as well, with desktop TDPs as low as 45W. These chips are out of our reach for now, and may not be available for retail until the end of this year. They face some very stiff competition, with the current superstar of computing, the Core 2, claiming the performance crown.