AMD 6-core "Thuban" CPU details leak
AMD 6-core CPUs likely to offer less performance than Intel parts at a much lower price.
Those of us who really like computers and computer hardware love it when details of new products leak. AMD has had some of the details of its upcoming 6-core "Thuban" processors leak
courtesy of a BIOS update issued by Gigabyte. We all knew that AMD would be working hard to get its 6-core parts onto the market after Intel launched its 6-core Gulftown
parts this month.
We don't have the full details of the new AMD Thuban parts, but we do have a bit of info thanks to Gigabyte. The CPUs will be offered in X6 1035T, X6 1055T, and X6 1075T flavors. The CPUs will operate at 2.6GHz, 2.8GHz, and 3.0GHz respectively.
I fully expect the Intel parts to perform better than the AMD offerings, as has come to be the way of things recently. I also fully expect that the new AMD parts will be much cheaper than the Intel offerings. A nice Black Edition 6-core CPU at a bargain price sounds pretty good compared to the massively expensive Core i7-980X.