AMD's 45nm chips to hit faster speeds?

An update to my post earlier today on Shanghai, AMD's 45nm processor due around the end of this year. The site Fudzilla says internal data shows the quad-core desktop version, code-named Deneb, can reach speeds as high as 3.2GHz.

An update to my post earlier today on Shanghai, AMD's 45nm processor due around the end of this year. The site Fudzilla says internal data shows the quad-core desktop version, code-named Deneb, can reach speeds as high as 3.2GHz.

The fastest 65nm Phenom X4 has topped out at 2.5GHz, though AMD had plans to reach higher clock speeds. So a 3.0GHz or faster quad-core chip would be a big boost for AMD, and it could make it competitive with Intel's current Penryn chips, as well as Nehalem, a new design that will ship around the same time.

Via The Tech Report