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[TT] AMD apparently scrapping Kuma/dual-core K10

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Rumour has it AMD are considering ditching their idea of bringing dual-core K10 parts to market (codenamed Kuma).

Given the already very aggressive pricing on existing tri and quad core models, not to mention the limitations on clockspeeds from its current 65nm process, it would make sense as to why AMD would scrap Kuma and retry for entry level dual-core processors (codenamed Regor) in the 45nm family to show up next year.


Having to deal with a 65nm process that doesn't offer high enough clocks and an AMD offer that includes both tri- and quad-core CPUs, all priced under $250, the Kumas seem to be out of options and ready to disappear even before reaching the stores or even a press release. Things could change next year though as AMD is planning a full 45nm line-up which includes the quad-cored Deneb and Propus, tri-core Heka and dual-core Regor processors.
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It makes sense. They need to really be focusing on getting 45nm K10.5 Phenoms with the promised IPC improvements out the door.
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I was hoping for a cheap, low-power Phenom. I wanted the HT3.0 to improve my 780G performance.
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I was hoping for a cheap, low-power Phenom. I wanted the HT3.0 to improve my 780G performance.
IIRC, they are coming out with 45W Quad-Cores. That might have been only for servers though.

EDIT: It's not 45W, it's 65-watt, the Phenom X4 9100e
Unfortunately, it looks like it will be OEM-only, but here's the link anyway:
http://www.hardwarezone.com.sg/news/...id=10297&cid=4
Edited by darkcloud89 - 6/10/08 at 1:19pm
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IIRC, they are coming out with 45W Quad-Cores. That might have been only for servers though.
I need the "cheap" part as well.
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I need the "cheap" part as well.
I think a lot of do. One of these days I'll have me a good'ol high end rig
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That's too bad... I was really looking forward to a K10 based X2 to upgrade my machine....
    
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I want 45nm Windsor. I think that is what they should do for their dual-core line. It would be a cold, high clocking, multi-core chip. Perfect for the desktop market.
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post #9 of 24
It doesn't mention it in this particular article, but according to another source regarding the same topic, the Agena-based Phenom FX has also been cancelled. I think this was pretty much a foregone conclusion given the general poor reception of the Phenom. It does state, however, that plans for a Deneb-based Phenom FX haven't changed.

Personally, I'm looking forward to the return of the FX line if it means AMD's chips will be more competitive.
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Uh Oh....maybe they have something else planned.
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