AMD plans move of desktop CPU production to 45 nm process for Q3 2009
AMD's move of its desktop CPU production to the 45 nanometer process is scheduled for the third quarter.
At the moment the 45 nm process is only used for the AMD quad-core Phenom II X4 800 and 900 series (Deneb) and triple-core Phenom II X3 700 series (Heka). According to digitimes.com the production of its dual-core Phenom II X2 500 series (Callisto) and Athlon II X2 200 series will be done in 45 nm from June. The same applies for the quad-core Athlon II X4 600 series and the triple-core Athlon II X3 400 series (Rana) which are said to move to 45 nm process in September.
Chipmaker AMD also plans to publish several CPUs within the next months. The dual-core Phenom II X2 550 and 545 will be available at the end of the second quarter and the quad-core Phenom II X4 945 and 8xx, triple-core Phenom II X3 7xx, quad-core Athlon II X4 630 and 620, triple-core Athlon II X3 435 and 425 and dual-core Athlon II X2 250, 245 and 240 are scheduled for the third quarter.
Ten low-power consumption CPUs including the Phenom II X4 905e, Phenom II X3 705e and Athlon II X4 605e are planned for launch as well.
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