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AMD's Phenom II chips expected to come in December

Written by IT News on 7:10 PM

According to the recent news that spreads on the net, Advanced Micro Devices' next-generation Deneb-based Phenom-II microprocessors is scheduled launched in December 2008. To be more precise, the chip is said to be delivered starting on December 20 in the U.S., while arriving two days earlier in Europe , 18. When the news shows, we will see both OEM and retail versions of fan II 920 and buff II 940 CPU.

The information on the upcoming AMD chips will have seen the light of day with an AMD processor distributor for only a few days ago. In addition, the pricing for the CPU and has also been disclosed, and the word is that the new buff II X4 920 (2.8GHz) is expected to feature price tag of around $ 235, while the X4 940 (3 GHz) should be sold for about $ 275.

Price range on the next-to-the-buff II processors will be somewhat different in Europe, where land is estimated to cost € 220 for the X4 920 and € 250 to € 260 for X4 940-series. Those who are considering whether to make such an acquisition should also add tax to the figures. As mentioned above, the distributor confirmed the chips should hit the European market on December 18.

If AMD does not plan to make any change to the announced price, then the fan II X4 940 chip would cost a little less than Intel Core 2 Quad 9550 processor. At the same time, X4 920 should be priced slightly below Core 2 Quad Q9400.

As many of you already know, AMD announced plans to launch its enthusiast II processor cores based on the company's new architecture Deneb in January 2009. Given that AMD is now reported to launch its CPU before Christmas, we may witness some price cuts by Intel during the holiday period.


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