AMD halts plans for two 65nm Phenoms

By Justin Mann on June 11, 2008, 12:30 PM
AMD is altering their roadmap for the Phenom processors, which they have done more than once in recent time. Several of the planned Phenom desktop processors are not going to make it to market, including two models of Phenom based on the 65nm process. The Kuma processors, which were originally on the schedule to be released this month, won't be seeing the light of day. Instead, AMD is still betting on the X2 to be their primary dual core offering. Apparently, AMD has decided that the Phenom FX also needs to be put on hold until they have finished getting their 45nm production lines ready.

This adds on to further complications AMD is apparently dealing with in the Phenom line. We first heard hints about this last week when it was rumored that AMD would be halting dual-core Phenom plans altogether, not just for 45nm variants.




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Jibberish18 said:
I wonder, why didn't AMD decide to put a whole new spin on their processors by using their .55 nm process? They're already using it on their graphics cards, why couldn't they use it on their processors? Give them some more cache. I don't get their business tactics.
fullmetalvegan said:
Yeah, their business tactics as of late seem to be to go bankrupt and get their ass kicked by Intel. =P
otester said:
I think suspect a controlled market, someone really owns both and lets on go ahead for a while then the other, seems to pattern like that.
tedster said:
AMD's business strategy is terrible. Their behavior is quite similar to Atari, which went bankrupt in the 1980s. While their products tended to be superior to the competition, their business strategy caused the company to fail. Eventually competitors with inferior products took over.
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