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AMD Delays Athlon X4 until late Q3

Missing L3 to blame?
By: Sean Kalinich | Posted: May 15, 2009 7:53 pm

Looks like AMD's Propus quads are going to get another delay. These Quads are the ones without the L3 Cache.


Is the rumors are accurate then we will not see the new Athlon X4 630 until late Q3 at the earliest. No word on why this is happening but it could be the removal of the L3 cache from the Phenom II chip design.


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AMD Delays Athlon X4 until late Q3


AMD's roadmap tells its customers that Propus quad CPUs should show their face in early July, or in first days of Q3 2009. They will be able to get on time for back to school but 2.8GHz Propus, branded as Athlon X4 630 will have the 95W TDP, just the same as Phenom II X4 925 that has 8MB total cache.


Athlon X4 630 will have 4x512KB L2 cache memory and it doesn't have any L3, but we are sure that it will perform well, and get a very aggressive price that will distinguish it from the similarly clocked Phenom II.


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