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AMD is looking to give its Phenom II series a finale, with a new quad-core Phenom II X4 model, the Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition. The new chip will be clocked at 3.70 GHz out of the box (18.5 x 200 MHz). It achieves this speed while staying within the 125W TDP envelope. Based on the 45 nm "Deneb" silicon, the X4 980 BE features four x86-64 cores with 512 KB dedicated L2 cache each, and a 6 MB shared cache. Compatible with AM3 and AM2+ sockets, the chip packs a dual-channel memory controller that supports DDR3-1333 MHz or DDR2-1066 MHz memory standards. AMD will unveil the new chip soon, as the company gears up to launch next-generation chips in June.
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<opinion>
Why are they still developing/releasing things for AM3? Concentrate on Bulldozer!
</opinion>
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post #2 of 135
I wonder if they could do a high binned 4ghz part within that TDP?

E: well yeah would probably be possible but would it be possible to get a retail chip like that?
 
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post #3 of 135
Have to agree with the op, this soooooo pointless.

Only reason I can see in it is that some noobs might confuse the name with a 980x, think they're getting a bargain.
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I am quite impressed with AMD on the fact that they are releasing higher clocked CPU's as well as more cored CPU's, they are still trying for that 4GHz stock clock I reckon...
    
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post #5 of 135
This would make a great HTPC processor considering it will be released at a low-end of the market price segment.
post #6 of 135
Not that it makes a terrible difference, but still, a 3.7 Ghz stock quad is sweet
Edited by ZTempo - 3/18/11 at 7:33am
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post #7 of 135
What a waste of resources! Unless they priced it $50 I'd jump all over it!
   
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post #8 of 135
They are still releasing AM3, because this cost them very little to develop. All they do is up the multi a few, and call it a new chip.
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post #9 of 135
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Originally Posted by Wiremaster View Post

<opinion>
Why are they still developing/releasing things for AM3? Concentrate on Bulldozer!
</opinion>
There's plenty of people who bought new motherboards recently and would like to upgrade their cpus in the future and not their motherboard too.

Most people will not be buying AM3+ systems when they come out. They will wait for benchmarks and prices to drop. I am one of them.
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I am quite impressed with AMD on the fact that they are releasing higher clocked CPU's as well as more cored CPU's, they are still trying for that 4GHz stock clock I reckon...
I don't know, my thuban will do 4Ghz without breaking into a sweat, I imagine if they took the Deneb architecture and made a 4 core at 32 nm with it, it could easily have 4Ghz + stock clocks.
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