Prices, Specs For AMD And Intel Chips Leaked


Leaks on future microprocessors often come in bunches and on Monday rival chip makers Intel and Advanced Micro Devices both saw their secrets revealed by a Taiwanese technology journal.

Intel, headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., will be releasing a Core i5 and a Core i7 processor "shortly," according to Digitimes. But it was Sunnyvale, Calif.-based AMD that had the most to fume about Monday as the technology journal reported prices and specs for the smaller chip maker's highly anticipated six-core Phenom II X6 processor lineup.

Code named Thuban, the first Phenom II X6 desktop processors are scheduled for a second quarter release. The 45-nanometer parts include the Phenom II X6 1075T (3.0GHz, 125W), Phenom II X6 1055T (2.8GHz, 95W) and Phenom II X6 1035T (2.6GHz, 95W), according to Digitimes' unnamed motherboard maker sources.

The Digitimes list also named another 15 AMD processors due for 2010 release and included quad-core Phenom II and Athlon II processors, triple-core Athlon II chips, and dual-core and single-core parts from the Athlon II and Sempron series of products.

Meanwhile, Intel seems to have got off a bit easy in this latest round of product roadmap leaking, with just two imminent processors named by Digitimes. The chip giant will soon be serving up its 32nm, dual-core Core i5-680 processor for a bulk price of $284, and the 45nm, quad-core Core i7-870s, priced at $560.