AMD readies new six-core processor for late Q3

By Jos · 4 replies
Jul 8, 2010
  1. AMD is reportedly getting ready to launch its fourth hexacore desktop processor to the market. Although the existing Phenom II X6 1090T should remain its fastest Phenom II X6 offering until "at least" early 2011, word is that a new low-end model is set to arrive late this quarter. The 1045T will come clocked at 2.7GHz, 100MHz faster than the 1035T, featuring the same Thuban-based 45nm design and an optimized TDP rating of 95W (the six-core family originally debuted with 125W TDPs).

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  2. Sounds good to me, lower power consumption and retain speed if not higher.
    However, I wonder if it competible to old AM2 motherboard and chips.
  3. j4m32

    j4m32 TS Rookie Posts: 49

    Answer: No, not AM2. You would probably still be pushing it with AM2+ as well - but I don't know enough off the top of my head - I think most AM2+ boards do not have the right pin configuration, nor the power to supply much more than 95 watts.
    It also depends if they still have the DDR2 memory controller too, because I assume they will have phased out in favour of DDR3.

    Lower TDP is kind of nice, since 125 does get a little toasty with energy hungry CPU's but it also saves on the heating in winter... :p

  4. EXCellR8

    EXCellR8 The Conservative Posts: 1,835

    aren't they prepping a new socket type? if so i would think new 6-cores would be built around that...
  5. so far as the new socket-type (FM1) AMD will be releasing, it is for AMD's upcoming Lynx-based Llano APU – the 32nm CPU + GPU Fusion project and may not be backward compatible to AM3 CPUs that we currently have. Llano will be a dual or quad-core part with support for DDR3 1600MHz memory, and it'll have a DirectX 11 graphics chip built-in.

    the-soon-to-be-released 1045T is just a slower iteration of the 1090T and might be plugged-in to an AM3 or an AM2+ board depending on the max TDP it could handle.
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