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Mobo makers say "Phenom delayed to 1Q08", AMD says "launch 2H07"

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AMD's Phenom processors were originally planned to begin test-production between September and October, and to start shipping in November this year. However, AMD may now be planning to postpone Phenom's launch date to the first quarter of 2008, according to sources at motherboard makers.

AMD intends to modify its process technology to increase the yield rate and frequencies of Phenom processors in order to improve the competitiveness of the CPUs against Intel's Penryn family, said the sources. AMD has already notified several motherboard makers that Phenom will now begin test-production in November or December, and will launch in first quarter of 2008, noted the sources.

However, AMD has responded to this report by stating that the company's official launch schedule for Phenom remains the second half of 2007 and this schedule has not changed. The company added that it has not contacted motherboard makers concerning a delay to the schedule.

With Phenom set to not appear in 2007, several motherboard makers have made plans to decrease shipments of socket AM2+ motherboards and to increase those of Intel's platform, added the sources.
http://digitimes.com/mobos/a20070702PD201.html

I wish they would list which mobo maker(s) made these statements. Although I tend to believe a 2H07 launch date since AMD flatly rejected said statements.
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Knowing AMD it will be Q1 of '08. They haven't put out a product on the date they said they would for a few years now... :/ But I can wait.
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it had better come out soon or there will be no "AMD" left to release anything.i whant to see how these things stack up to intel NOW not next year,I also whant a upgrade for my curent rig i dont whant to have to go out and pay out the @$$ for some intel CPU and MOBO that isent that much faster than what i have now.
    
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Maybe AMD will release Phenom in Q4 07, but what will you do with the chip if the motherboards are not out until Q1 08?
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Gigabyte DS3 + E4300. I win.


Back on topic, I think this is AMD's way of "easing" us into them missing a release date. To be honest they just don't want under the radar changes and then having to announce them the day before the scheduled release like they did with the R600.
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post #7 of 44
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Originally Posted by pauldovi View Post
Maybe AMD will release Phenom in Q4 07, but what will you do with the chip if the motherboards are not out until Q1 08?
the AM2+ Phenoms will fit in an AM2 board, so there will be motherboards, just none that will let you use all of the power saving features of the new arch. If this is the case, you'll definitely need a BIOS update.
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at stock speeds, wouldn't this be just about equivalent to his system at stock? So, how is this winning? If anything, it's just matching. It's not until you consider overclocking that you can claim you've "won"
Isn't that what it is all about?

The E4300 will most likely defeat the X2 4200+ at stock. A simple pin mod and you are running a 1066Mhz FSB and 2.4Ghz at stock. Then you start overclocking.

I think that the Phenom is not going to be able to cut it. Most people have switched to Core 2 Duo. It would be quite hard to convince them to switch back to AMD for high end systems. Especially with SLI on Intel chipsets around the corner.
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An AMD quad-core thread news turned into Intel vs AMD battle. Hmmm classic!
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Originally Posted by Sreenath View Post
for $200 i could get a intel cpu and mobo that will destroy your little x2
For the price of the Intel cpu and mobo that you have, I could buy an AMD rig with an 8800GTS that will destroy your little 7600GT.... Oh, wait... I already did.

Seriously people, try to stay on topic for once. Unless you do video encoding or photoshop, or are concerned only with completing WU's, stop getting so bunched up about which CPU you own.

edit: Here's an excellent quote from a C2D owner in another thread just in case anyone has any further confusion about the issue:

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Originally Posted by NuclearCrap
Core 2 isn't a necessity. The cheapest, E4300, still costs roughly twice the price of a X2 3600+. C2D doesn't stomp all over AM2 until you get a E6600 with a good week, and yet I still fail to utilize all this power. This rig of mine feels no different than when I had my Opteron 165 @ 3Ghz.
I honestly don't really care when the Phenoms come out... when they do, I'll buy one. I don't care for Intel's business practices, and therefore will not buy their products. My brother-in-law is an Intel process engineer in Phoenix and my sister is an assistant in upper level management, and I really don't care for some of the stories they've told me about the inner workings of the company...
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