AMD Planning Upgrades
However the top-end 9850 will only reach a core frequency of 2.5GHz, instead of the original goal of 2.6 Ghz. The company expects to be able to deliver higher core frequencies in the third quarter this year, according to sources.
Moreover, according to reports, late in April, AMD is set to launch triple-core Phenom (8750, 8650 and 8450) CPUs with a quoted power consumption of 65 W. Prior to that, the company will launch the Athlon 64 X2 5800+ to fill the gap in the mainstream market, the company said.
Insofar as the dual-core CPU market is concerned, AMD says it will launch the Athlon 64 X2 5600+ Black Edition and 4600+ by the end of March and will follow up with Phenom-based Athlon 6250 and 6050 CPUs by the end of the second quarter. The company has also informed customers that final orders for Athlon 64 X2 6400+, 6000+ and 5600+ (89 W versions) will be taken at the end of March.