Despite all the talk about Phenom delays, AMD is apparently looking to release three new Phenom CPUs this year which, according to the latest roadmap leak, belong in the 9000 series. In addition, gamer-oriented FX chips are expected to debut in Q1 next year.
The guys at VR-Zone
claim to have dug up the model and clock details of the upcoming chips. According to their data, the 2.2GHz Phenom 9500 and the 2.4GHz Phenom 9600 will be the first quad-core Phenom processors to hit the market in November, with the 2.6GHz 9700 following a month later. All of them with 512KB of L2 cache per core and 2MB of shared L3 cache. Both the 9500 and 9600 chips will consume up to 89W and sit on 3.6GHz HyperTransport 3.0 buses via the Socket AM2+ interconnect. The 9700 ups the bus frequency to 4GHz, but its TDP comes to 125W.
Few details are available on the first Phenom FX-82 CPU due in Q1 2008, except that it will be clocked above 2.6GHz while a faster FX-8x model could hit 3GHz. Both will have the same amount of cache as the standard Phenom chips. The new Phenom processors are eagerly anticipated, and it looks like we’ll only have to wait one more month to see how they perform.