AMD’s upcoming Phenom II X4 960T, which was initially due to release in Q2, later post-poned to Q3, might not see the light of day, after all. It might end up in OEM systems, however.

This is what AMD’s PR had to say: “I’ve been asked the question about whether there will be a Phenom II X4 960T “Thuban” quad-core by enough individuals, that I think it is a good idea to proactively share the answer to everyone. While there are indeed engineering CPU samples floating around of a 4-core Thuban 960T, I do not expect that processor will be released for general availability. Perhaps it may make its way to OEMs by special request, but that remains to be seen.”

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AMD’s upcoming Phenom II X4 960T, which was initially due to release in
Q2, later post-poned to Q3, might not see the light of day, after all.
It might end up in OEM systems, however.

This is what AMD’s PR had to say: “I’ve been asked the question about
whether there will be a
Phenom II X4 960T “Thuban” quad-core by enough individuals, that I
think it is a good idea to proactively share the answer to everyone.
While there are indeed engineering CPU samples floating around of a
4-core Thuban 960T, I do not expect that processor will be released for
general availability. Perhaps it may make its way to OEMs by special
request, but that remains to be seen.”

Phenom II X4 900T, codenamed “Zosma”, is nothing but Phenom II X6 with two cores disabled. Previous reports had suggested that the 960T is indeed unlockable to six cores – though this depends on your luck as well. Overclockers and enthusiasts were looking for a six core CPU on the cheap.

Besides the possible unlockability, Zosma’s benefits over the current Phenom II X4 900 CPUs are the Turbo core (which can boost clock speed when running on 2 or less cores) and better thermals.

Of course, as of now, only Phenom II X4 960T is unlikely for general release, but we can hope that in the future a Phenom II X4 900T CPU will be released.

Reference: Legitreviews