AMD sent it to me for my brithday/Christmas present last year.. well my brother - he was in on it too. :rolleyes: :p
Pictures of the actual processor are in that thread as well.
Start a new thread and tell us what you are working on...
Considering the email was sent to me earlier this week, I'm assuming that this is correct.
I don't want to be a jerk or anything, but I won't post something original unless I know for a fact that it is or will be true. I have my credibility to worry about.
As of 11/13, Anand, TG, PCMag...
Here is the source:
Senior Brand Marketing Manager
Desktop Product Marketing
Advanced Micro Devices
As for AMDZone - http://www.dailytech.com/AMD+Phenom+Box+Art+Revealed/article9640.htm Looks legit to me; I know that story is about a year old and not on...
It might be possible that the NB clock is only 1.8 GHz or so and will likely be increased on production models - the power usage might go up because of this, but the performance should as well. Who knows; I'm probably wrong. :p
Just a heads up - AMD's Desktop Brand Marketing Manager has told me a few times not to extrapolate AMD"s numbering/naming scheme for future products. ;)
I've asked him this very question a few times - once late last year and again in late Q1/early Q2.
I saw a an in depth presentation on Puma and its derivatives one day after Ruiz did back in June. They told me they were going to compete on price.. still, they do have a pretty significant number of design wins with it.
1. They are selling everything that they can make. Why would they lower prices when they are guaranteed a sale at a more expensive price?
2. It is illegal. This could be considered predatory pricing - where a seller will sell a product for less than it costs them to make. This will make the...
We actually used 2.6 GHz B2 based Phenoms at the Lake Tahoe launch event.
This processor is actually a 2.4 GHz ES, but the motherboard automatically went to a 13x multiplier. The markings below indicate the correct speed.
Make sure to take off the heatsink while it is still warm - if it is cold, heat it up with a hair dryer or something. When you take it off - wiggle the heatsink back and forth for a few seconds, then pull up.
I heard from a halfway reliable source last week that there might be a delay. This was before the rumors starting popping up at places like DigiTimes.. Unfortunately, everyone I know from AMD is off until the 7th - or later.. :(
I was planning on doing a writeup based around the processor and my experiences with it. I've tried a few other programs - one being CBId - that one claims that it is an Orleans based Athlon manufactured at 90nm with 0 L3 cache.