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The upcoming 6 core Thuban processors will make it’s first appearance in the market somewhere in May 2010 according to OCQ. If the predictions are right, we would see lots of them at the Computex Taipei 2010 show to be held in June 2010.
The codenamed Thuban series of processors are hexa core (six) processors based on a 45nm process. We heard that they will have a 95W TDP. Some information we gathered showed that some models can be up to 125W which we can’t confirm.
The accompanying chipsets would be available as early as Apr 2010. We expect it to be the AMD 890FX discrete chipset (with SB850). From what we understand, it is said that the AM3 socket processor should also work with older 790FX or 790GX boards with a BIOS update (some models).
We look forward to see the first Hexcore processor from AMD.

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