AMD: New CPUs under way - 555 Black Edition included
What are AMD's short-term plans after Intel presented the Clarkdale portfolio? Rumors schedule new processors for late January.
After the official introduction of Intel's Clarkdale processors one might ask what AMD is planning for the next weeks. Among other things rumors mention for example a 555 Black Edition which is supposed to become the fastest dual-core CPU in the product array. Furthermore the Athlon II family is supposed to be expanded, too: 635 as new quad-core, 440 as new triple-core and 255 as new dual-core. Technical details or a release date have not been mentioned by ExtremeTech. The website also didn't reveal the source for the information, but the general direction doesn't seem to be implausible.
In the GPU section AMD is also said to plan new models of the Radeon HD 5700 and HD 5800 series as well as a 5970 X2. Furthermore a hint for "the fastest IGP Desktop Platform” indicates that the chipsets of the 800 series are coming soon, too. The first of the product launches are expected in late January.
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