The end of AMD's P-Rating Posted on 04/06/2007 at 22:49 by Nicolas
- source: DailyTech
Unsurprisingly, AMD will also abandon the antic P-Rating for the future processors of the Phenom line. If we don't know what the Phenom FX numbers will be, we now know that first Phenom X4 and X2 names will be GP-7xxx and GS-6xxx. The first letter designates the position in the product line and the second the level of dissipation (the P is for a TDP superior to 65 Watts, the S for a TDP close to this thermal envelope and the E for an inferior level to this value).
Two different type of Athlon will be sold: the BE-2xxx, which will be announced tomorrow, and the LS-2xxx. The latter curiously share the letter "L" with the future Sempron LE-1xxx. This let us believe that the segmentation of AMD's products will probably change if the Athlon BE-2xxx were to disappear first. On second thoughts, was the P-Rating that bad?