Pricing leaks for new Intel, AMD processors, including six-core Phenom II X6 CPUs

Pricing leaks for new Intel, AMD processors, including six-core Phenom II X6 CPUs

Summary: Proving it's harder and harder to keep such info under wraps, it looks like the latest processors from competitors AMD and Intel have already had their pricing info outed by Asian muckrakers DigiTimes and a Bahrainian etailer. Those new CPUs include AMD's forthcoming six-core challengers (dubbed Phenom II X6) to Intel's Gulftown hexa-core Core i7-980X.

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Proving it's harder and harder to keep such info under wraps, it looks like the latest processors from competitors AMD and Intel have already had their pricing info outed by Asian muckrakers DigiTimes and a Bahrainian etailer. Those new CPUs include AMD's forthcoming six-core challengers (dubbed Phenom II X6) to Intel's Gulftown hexa-core Core i7-980X.

Three Phenom II X6 processors will become available in the second quarter of 2010: the 2.6GHz 1035T, the 2.8GHz 1055T, and the 3GHz 1075T. Pricing was leaked for the 1055T, which will be available for $199, while a previously unannounced 3.2GHz 1090T Black Edition will cost $295, or about the same as the quad-core Intel Core i7-930. According to DigiTimes, there's another six-core AMD processor, the 1095T, that will become available in 4Q 2010.

There are also a couple of new Intel processor that will be available "soon": the dual-core Core i5-680, which, at $284, will nearly cost as much as a six-core AMD; and the quad-core Core i7-870, which is a lower-voltage CPU (82 watts) priced at $560. In other Intel news, Fudzilla is also reporting that the new Core i7-875K, due in June will be unlocked, making it easier for overclockers to work with it.

Of course, you can expect desktops running these new processors to emerge around their official release. It looks like AMD can take six-core computing mainstream sooner rather than later at these prices, but how many mainstream apps will take use of the additional cores is another story altogether.

Topics: Processors, Hardware, Intel

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  • AMD does it again, more bang for the buck!

    Hi, One thing I heard you didn't mention, there is supposed to be a quad core X4 975 coming at 3.6GHz. The hex core AMD should fit nicely in a AM3 socket cpu socket with appropriate bios upgrade just as the new Opteron hex core fit in Socket F. AMD rules!
    Pyrotech_z
    • AMD processors are rarely head of the pack in performance...

      AMD processors are rarely head of the pack in performance, but they're
      also often as much as 1/3 the price of Intel. AMD is definitely the best
      value of the two processors, and they're absolutely the best pick for the
      gamer on a budget.
      olePigeon
      • true that

        but they are very fast for their price. Just look
        at the 955 or 965 BE's. They are $155-$175 and a
        965 comes close to a i7 920, for about $100 less.
        And they beat everything other than the i7's in
        terms of benchmarks. So there is really no reason
        not to get one :)
        Jimster480
    • AMD does it again, more bang for the buck!

      Any idea what these processors will sell for?
      sirwriter
  • RE: Pricing leaks for new Intel, AMD processors, including six-core Phenom II X6 CPUs

    Will apps make use of 6 cores? They will if the OS lets them. I run multiple apps and find the dual core machines really get bogged down, yet the quad cores do quite well. Do I run enough to justify 6 cores? Probably not at present, or at least probably not most of the time. What I do need are some "really fast" core speeds with graphics that can keep up.
    rdhalsteatzd
  • Wow thats inexpensive

    Sounds good to me. Intel still hasn't even dropped the prices on its Core2 Quads and they're obsolete!
    monkeyman1140@...