Monday, 26 September 2011 12:10

Phenom and Athlon EOL this year

Written by Fuad Abazovic

Moving away from 45nm
Six-core Thuban, quad-core Deneb, dual-core Calisto, quad-core Propus, three-core Rana, dual-core Regor and single-core Sargas processors are looking ahead to their last shipment in Q4 2011. You know these processors as Athlon or Phenom branded parts and quite a few of us at Fudzilla still use them.

After that time, AMD will still ship most of these 45nm based cores for at least until end of Q2 2012, but you won’t be able to place new orders after Q4 2011. They already stopped orders on some of the models with end of Q3 2011 and this week is the last to order some of these 45nm parts.

This is the end of an era, as AMD is killing off these quite well known brands and has already replaced them with FX, A series and E series where most of them have an integrated graphics with an exception of an enthusiast FX part.

Rest in peace Athlon. The iconic was brand introduced back in August 1999, more than twelve years ago, and it served AMD quite well. Obviously AMD’s marketing leaders including Nigel Desau believe that it’s time to leave these brands in the past, and continue to focus on FX, A series and E series market segmentation. It’s easier for the market just as its easier for end user to understand that core i7 is better than Core i5 and Core i3, bigger is better always works.
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-29 #1 dan 2011-09-26 12:38
I guarantee the 'GeForce', 'Tegra' and 'Tesla' brands will be dead within a year. Nvidia will go bust and nobody will want to buy such crowning turds.
-25 #2 yourma2000 2011-09-26 13:15
The old Sempron, Athlon and Phenom brands will probably be back in a future CPU line after the FX series
+18 #3 bro_fist 2011-09-26 13:53
Moving away from 45nm :D

AMD is raping by Intel and Nvidia.

dan-fag wants some fuuck from his shemale yourma2000. :-x
+2 #4 mamisano 2011-09-26 16:15
Are you sure about this? Llano series chips with disabled GPUs are selling as Athlon II X4 631.

Very confusing naming convention as it is socket FM1. Should be called Athlon III
-27 #5 nt300 2011-09-26 17:01
Why would anybody want NVIDIA killed off? We need as much competition as possible. ATI/AMD along with NVIDIA bring us wonderful integrated and stand alone Graphics Card Monsters. This is good for us gamers and gives us choice.

Though I fully agree NVIDIA needs to replace there completely incompetent CEO. It's about bloody time they do before the company ends up like the dodo bird.
-29 #6 yourma2000 2011-09-26 17:41
Quoting bro_fist:
Moving away from 45nm :D

AMD is raping by Intel and Nvidia.

dan-fag wants some fuuck from his shemale yourma2000. :-x

Your mum says hi.
+4 #7 Warrior24_7 2011-09-26 19:20
EOL? Hell, these turds were DOA (Dead On Arrival)! :zzz
+4 #8 hoohoo 2011-09-26 23:40
To whoever is doing the mass down votes: you are getting a bit too obvious.
+2 #9 Bl0bb3r 2011-09-27 00:25
Hey admin, can we get a recaptcha for the comment voting system?
+2 #10 evolucion8 2011-09-27 02:23
Poor nVidiots, like Gayrrior24_7 who has several accounts to vote down peoploe who doesn't get along very well with nShitia. Accept it moron, AMD is resurging, it is behind Intel in terms of pure performance but in the $200 CPU market and below, AMD is holding its own in it with a real quad CPU, and AMD IS DOMINATING NSHITIA in the graphics, with recent driver improvements, the HD 6950 is able to match more often than not the much more expensive, hotter and innefficient GTX 570, while the HD 6970 does the same against the much hotter, expensive GTX 580. Read the date of the article and prove me wrong with an article that's from July or higher. Sucks to be you Gayrrior and gay_fist, two girly dressed nShitia fairies, Dusk and Dawn LOL

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