[Rumour] AMD to release Zosma quad core CPUs in Q2 2010

Fudzilla reports that AMD is preparing a refreshed Phenom II quad core as part of the Leo platform headlined by Thuban six core CPUs. The codename is Zosma, and the brand names being thrown around is AMD Phenom II X4 960T.

Zosma is rumoured to be Thuban with two cores disabled, and this makes sense, to some extent. The clock speeds aren’t known yet, but according to current nomenclature, we can expect the X4 960T to be clocked at either 3.3 or 3.4 GHz. The good news, however, is that the TDP is 95W compared to the current 965BE’s 125W for C3 stepping.

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Fudzilla reports that AMD is preparing a refreshed Phenom II quad core
as part of the Leo platform headlined by Thuban six core CPUs. The
codename is Zosma, and the brand names being thrown around is AMD Phenom
II X4 960T.

Zosma is rumoured to be Thuban with two cores disabled, and this makes
sense, to some extent. The clock speeds aren’t known yet, but according
to current nomenclature, we can expect the X4 960T to be clocked at
either 3.3 or 3.4 GHz. The good news, however, is that the TDP is 95W
compared to the current 965BE’s 125W for C3 stepping.

In essence, Zosma seems to be a minor refresh of the current Phenom II X4 line to go with the upcoming Leo platform, which releases in May 2010.

If Zosma is indeed Thuban with two cores disabled, we can expect the current Deneb line of Phenom II X4 CPUs to continue simultaneously. However, if Zosma is a native quad core implementing the efficiency tweaks in Thuban, we can expect a revised Phenom II line – including X3 and X2 CPUs.

Reference: Fudzilla

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