Athlon II: Will AMD reschedule the launch?
According to internet media AMD reschedules the release of the Athlon II entry-level processors.
They are supposed to be produced in 45 nm, they are thought for entry-level users and they are called Athlon II. They come along with the chip identifications Propus for four cores, Rana for three and Regor for two cores.
Originally Propus (four cores) and Rana (three cores) should be presented in April and Regor (two cores) in June. Now AMD will introduce the 2 core Athlon II (Regor) at the Computex in June and reschedules the launch of the 3 and 4 core versions to August or September which should be presented together with the new middleclass desktop platform called Pisces.
Some details about the different versions: The AMD Athlon II X4 600 series (Propus) comes with four cores, a DDR2 as well as a DDR3 memory controller, 512 KiByte L2 Cache per core which makes 2 MiByte L2 Cache in total. The versions AMD Athlon X3 400 (Rana) and AMD Athlon X2 200 (Regor) have the same memory controllers and L2 Cache per core which is 1.5 MiByte (X3-400) and 1 MiByte (X2-200), says X-Bit Labs.
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