We spoke with an AMD rep earlier this week and he told us that we would get our first Phenom B3 processors in for review this week.
The B3 revision processors fix the nasty TLB L3 cache bug, which hurt AMD at a time, when it really didn't need it to happen.
From what we have heard from our contact, AMD took care of the bug and this week not only intends to sample media with TLB bug-free processors but also start selling them. Our contact told us, "There will be no NDA on this one as I expect to have public availability of the parts later in the week (Thursday or Friday)." Fudzilla reports that AMD will ship 2.4GHz and 2.5GHz parts.
From what we can see it looks like AMD is getting back into the game. As long as there is decent supply of its new processors, things should be looking much better for the struggling company. Nvidia is set to release a new high-end AM2+ chipset early next month, too.