AMD to increase top Athlon II X2, X4 speeds by 100MHz

By on July 5, 2010, 12:00 PM
Fudzilla reports that AMD is preparing to offload two speedier dual and quad-core processors, one being Regor-based while the other is Propus-based.

The Athlon II X2 265 will boost the range's maximum frequency to 3.3GHz, with other specs remaining identical to the existing 3.2GHz X2 260, such as a 65W TDP. The 265 is expected to arrive in time for the back-to-school period, probably in August.

The second processor is an Athlon II X4 645, which comes in an AM3 package, supports DDR3 1333MHz, and has a clock frequency of 3.1GHz a 100MHz boost over the current X4 640. It should stick with the same 95W envelope and is also due in the third quarter, although no specific month has been cited.

Although these are only minor improvements on existing products, AMD is preparing a larger rollout toward the end of this year and into 2011 which will include the long awaited CPU/GPU Fusion chips.




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Guest said:

Pretty sure the Athlon II doesn't have any L3 cache. Perhaps you're getting things mixed up between the Athlon II X2 which has 1MB of L2 cache per core and the Athlon II X4 which has 512KB of L2 cache per core.

red1776 red1776, Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe, said:

Pretty sure the Athlon II doesn't have any L3 cache. Perhaps you're getting things mixed up between the Athlon II X2 which has 1MB of L2 cache per core and the Athlon II X4 which has 512KB of L2 cache per core.

The Athlon II is revamped or bin reject Phenom I architecture that has bad, fused, or disabled L3 cache. perhaps this enabled L3 is a selling point for the new Athlon II's

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Matthew Matthew, TechSpot Staff, said:

Thanks for pointing that out. We've corrected the article.

Guest said:

"Although these are only minor improvements on existing products,

Very minor improvements indeed, not really worth the effort.

AMD is preparing a larger rollout toward the end of this year and into 2011 which will include the long awaited CPU/GPU Fusion chips."

So whats the go with this, will it be bulldozer "toward the end of this year" or fusion?

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