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AMD's six-core Thuban pixellized
Cebit 2010: Works happily in AM3 motherboard
We had a nice photo shoot with a working engineering model of AMD's upcoming Thuban six-core CPU. The upcoming Phenom II X6 Thuban is still in its early stages and AMD simply wanted to show that it works on AM3 motherboard. At this time the precise clocks or any info whatsoever haven't been disclosed.
We do know that this one is made at 45nm manufacturing process, supports AM3 motherboards, should have 6MB of L3 cache and a C-state performance boost. It supports DDR3 1333MHz and as you can see from the picture below it happily works with Corsair's 8GB kit with CL 7-7-7-20 latencies at 1.60V.
The motherboard comes from Gigabyte and it is the only thing that can be seen from the marks on the CPU itself is that this is indeed an engineering sample that apparently needs 1.3V of voltage.
According to our info, AMD apparently plans two SKUs but the precise clocks or differences between them hasn't been disclosed and the new CPUs should show up in Q2.