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post #11 of 15
not the case for the canadian warehouse.
they probably bought out stock from someone else.
canadian sites don't show the same trend.

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They're probably clearing stock to make space for the new Steamroller CPUs..
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post #13 of 15
AMD ramped down production of Phenom II CPUs and their derivatives in the fall of 2011, although I've heard that X2's and Semprons were produced until early in 2012. However, they had a large backlog of stocks of the chips, which is why you can still buy new Phenom II's today. This isn't anything unusual; you can still buy new Sandy Bridge chips today, too.

They're not bringing it back, either. The reason they switched architecture was that there wasn't much life left in it by the time clock speeds were approaching 4 GHz. In any case, Piledriver is very close to the IPC of Phenom II and can clock higher, and Steamroller is going to leave that performance class behind.

The only revival of an old architecture I know of that's ever been done is when Intel's design team in Israel figured out a way to make P3 Tualatin run on a Pentium 4 bus, giving birth to the Pentium M, which begat Core, Core 2, and Core i3, i5, and i7.
     
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post #14 of 15
They are not bringing it back ,just clearing stocks.

Most probable until the end of this year Phenom 2 will be history.
It seems that the 965 BE is one of the most sold out there.
I wonder how many have been sold world wide.

Anyway the FX is taking it s place as in real world applications people see that it s able to do good enough and strangely enough is much more power efficient than Phenom 2.
Idle power consumption for phenom 2 is quite huge ,over 100W while even the FX octo cores do better.
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post #15 of 15
IMO AMD is giving up on last stocks covered in dust from deepest parts of their warehouse. The last breath of phenom line.
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