AMD Thuban hex core processor to be released by May 2010 ?

From our usual sources of information, the upcoming 6 core Thuban processors will make it’s first appearance in the market somewhere in May 2010. If our predictions are right, we would see lots of them at the Computex Taipei 2010 show to be held in June 2010.

The codenamed Thuban series of processors are hex cores processors of 45nm process. We understand that it will have a 95W TDP. Some information we gathered showed that some models can be up to 125W which we can’t confirm.

The accompanying chipsets would be available as early as Apr 2010. We expect it to be the AMD 890FX discrete chipset (with SB850). From what we understand, it is said that the AM3 socket processor should also work with older 790FX or 790GX boards with a BIOS update (some models).

We look forward to see the first Hexcore processor from AMD.

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Here are some possible models

Model Number
Freq. L2 Cache L3 Cache HT   TDP Socket Release Date  
Phenom II X6 xxx   2.8 GHz 6x 512 KB 6 MB 2.4 GHz   140 W AM3 Q2 2010  
Phenom II X6 1075T   x GHz 6x 512 KB 6 MB 2.4 GHz ? 125 W AM3 Q2 2010  
Phenom II X6 1055T   x GHz 6x 512 KB 6 MB 2.4 GHz ? 125/95 W AM3 Q2 2010  
Phenom II X6 1035T   x GHz 6x 512 KB 6 MB 2.4 GHz ? 95 W AM3 Q2 2010  

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