The “Phenom II X6” confirmed for 2010 Posted on 22/09/2009 at 13:41 by Marc
At Maximum PC AMD representatives have confirmed the rumour that AMD will launch a 6 core processor next year for AM3/AM2+ platforms. While Intel now have 3 platforms, AMD seem to have decided to continue to develop their current platform, which is to be appreciated.
Nevertheless, the advent of the 6 core alone will not necessarily be enough to improve AM3 performance. We shouldn’t lose sight of the fact that this processor will probably be clocked lower than its quad equivalent, if only because of energy economy as it will be engraved at 45 nm.
This will limit performance in many cases where all 6 cores aren’t full exploited. It may well be that this processor will only close the gap on the Core i7s, just when Intel will be on the point of launching its 32 nm LGA1366 six core, the Gulftown…