AMD is reportedly preparing to ship a round of new desktop processors, according to Fudzilla
. If correct, the Sunnyvale-based CPU-maker will have the parts packed and ready to roll as early as next week. The freshly baked chips will consist of two, three and four core products, most of which have a TDP of 45W.
The dual-core Athlon II X2 245e will operate at 2.9GHz and should cost €79. That's topped by the €100, 2.5GHz Athlon II X3 415e, and the Athlon II X4 610e, which will run its four cores at 2.5GHz and cost €140. Fudzilla notes that the pricing isn't spot on and the chips will likely be a bit cheaper after launch.
You can also expect at least one new 65W CPU next week: the 3.2GHz Athlon II X2 260. It's also mentioned that AMD will introduce slightly faster iterations of its current 45nm processors later this year -- or to "put it simply" the company will "increase clock speeds across its desktop range by 100MHz per quarter."