AMD updates Phenom launch schedule

By Justin Mann on March 17, 2008, 2:43 PM
AMD has reportedly made a change to their desktop CPU launch schedule, resulting in the Phenom quad-core units receiving a small setback. The fastest 2.6GHz part may not be released along with the others, and instead a 9850 model running at 2.5GHz could be the highest-clock unit available. This could have something to do with the addition of triple-core CPUs to launch. The higher-clocked units are scheduled for a release in 3Q 2008, while all other Phenoms should launch on time as planned.

Shipping delays hurt AMD, and the Phenom is coming awful late already, although this in particular is just a minor misstep. As a side note, the Athlon 64 X2 is soon to be phased out and AMD will no longer take orders for certain models by the end of the month.

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icye said:
Playing catch-up to whatever a competitor does hurts any company and thats the case with AMD. The video card industry is where AMD has a strong chance of taking the top place away from nvidia. The processor field is where AMD needs to work hard to bridge the large gap that Intel has put between them in the consumer CPU field.
jonisaksson said:
I really hope AMD gets out of this hole. This scenario where Intel on the processor side and Nvidia on the GPU side have an almost monopoly on the consumer side really isnt good for us consumers.I long for the day when Intel really had to fight for the customers, which resulted in the fantastic products we see from them now. If AMD where to die off, I wonder what would happen to the prices and product development
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