Last time we heard AMD's 8-series chipsets were slated for release sometime in April to precede their first six-core desktop processors (code-named Thuban) in May. If the latest whispers from the rumor mill are to be believed, however, 890GX-based motherboards could arrive a little sooner than expected.

Citing a story at Turkish site DonanimHaber, with U.S. pricing in the neighborhood of $160, which seems in line with high-end Socket AM3 motherboards currently available on the market. Whether rumors prove to be true or not, AMD will likely show off its new Leo platform at CeBIT 2010 next month.