AMD's Phenom II and Athlon II Refresh Print E-mail
Written by Michael Schuette   
Sep 24, 2010 at 10:21 AM

In all the hype surrounding the upcoming release of the next generation of processor, that is Bobcat and Bulldozer in the AMD camp and Sandy Bridge from Intel, the evolution of the existing processor lineup is still advancing. There is nothing spectacular about the new offerings, however, refinements in the process technology happen all the time and that by itself is reason enough to shift the SKU alignment upwards by a notch, that is, adding faster speed grades running at slightly lower power than their predecessors.

Along these lines, AMD released six new CPUs into the wild, each one representing a new flagship with the exception of the Thuban core-based Phenom II X6 1075T, which is positioned between the '1090T and the '1055T.

In a nutshell, here is a quick listing of the new processors:

    • 3.5GHz (3.0GHz base) Phenom II X6 1075T ~$245*
    • 3.5GHz Phenom II X4 970 Black Edition ~$185*
    • 3.3GHz Phenom II X2 560 Black Edition ~$105*
    • 3.1GHz Athlon II X4 645 ~$122*
    • 3.2GHz Athlon II X3 450 ~$87*
    • 3.3GHz Athlon II X2 265 ~$76*

To put things into perspective, we compiled a list of all current retail offerings of AMD CPUS including pricing in US$. Energy-efficient models are hi-lighted in green.

ProcessorClock Speed L2 Cache L3 Cache TDPPrice
Thuban (X6)     
Phenom II X6 1090T 3.2/3.6GHz3MB6MB125W$299
Phenom II X6 1075T 3.0/3.3GHz3MB6MB125W$245
Phenom II X6 1055T 2.8/3.3GHz3MB6MB125W$199
Deneb (X4)     
Phenom II X4 970 BE3.5GHz2MB6MB125W$165
Phenom II X4 965 BE3.4GHz2MB6MB125W$145
Phenom II X4 955 BE3.2GHz 2MB6MB125W $145
Phenom II X4 945 3.0GHz 2MB6MB125W$145
Phenom II X4 925 2.8GHz 2MB6MB125W$145
Phenom II X4 910e2.6GHz 2MB6MB65W$175
Phenom II X4 905e2.5GHz 2MB6MB65W$165
Callisto (X2)     
Phenom II X2 560 BE3.3GHz 1MB6MB80W$105
Phenom II X2 555 BE3.2GHz 1MB6MB80W$93
Phenom II X2 550 BE3.1GHz 1MB6MB80W$93
Phenom II X2 5503.1GHz 1MB6MB80W$93
Propus (X4)     
Athlon II X4 645 3.1GHz 2MBn/a95W$122
Athlon II X4 640 3.0GHz 2MBn/a95W$99.99
Athlon II X4 635 2.9GHz 2MBn/a95W$99.99
Athlon II X4 630 2.8GHz 2MBn/a95W$99.99
Athlon II X4 610e2.4GHz 2MBn/a 45W$143
Athlon II X4 605e2.3GHz 2MBn/a45W$143
Athlon II X4 600e2.2GHz 2MBn/a45W$133
Rana (X3)     
Athlon II X3 450 3.2GHz 1.5MBn/a95W$87
Athlon II X3 445 3.1GHz 1.5MBn/a95W$76
Athlon II X3 440 3.0GHz 1.5MBn/a95W$76
Athlon II X3 435 2.9GHz 1.5MBn/a95W$76
Athlon II X3 415e2.5GHz 1.5MBn/a45W$102
Athlon II X3 405e2.3GHz 1.5MBn/a45W$102
Athlon II X3 400e2.2GHz 1.5MBn/a45W$97
Regor (X2)     
Athlon II X2 265 3.3GHz 2MBn/a65W$76
Athlon II X2 260 3.2GHz 2MBn/a65W$69
Athlon II X2 255 3.1 2MBn/a65W$66
Athlon II X2 250 3.0GHz 2MBn/a65W$66
Athlon II X2 245 2.9GHz 2MBn/a65W$66
Athlon II X2 245e2.9GHz 2MBn/a 45W$77
Athlon II X2 240e2.8GHz 2MBn/a 45W$69
Athlon II X2 235e2.7GHz 2MBn/a 45W$69

Conspicuously absent from the new streamlined repertoire are the triple-core Phenom II SKUs (Heka), whereas Athlon II X3 (Rana), based on the disabling of one of the Propus cores remains available.

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