AMD’s six-core Phenom II X6 chips appear in stores

Advanced Micro Devices’ upcoming six-core Phenom II X6 processors for desktops are already showing up in online retail stores prior to the chips’ official launch later this month.

Online retailer Provantage is taking orders for AMD’s six-core Phenom II X6 1090T processor, which runs at 3.2GHz and includes 9MB of L3 cache. The chip, listed as a “Phenon” processor, is priced at US$318.50. AMD’s logo accompanies the page.

Another online retailer, Howard Technology Solutions, is offering the same chip for around US$350. The retailer is also offering another processor, the six-core Phenom II X6 1055T, which runs at 2.8GHz and includes 6MB of cache, for around US$240.

The six-core chips have also been spotted on store shelves. Enthusiast Web site ExpReview found the 1055T processor selling for about US$214 in a Chinese retail store.

If these prices hold up, the chips will be significantly cheaper than Intel’s six-core Core i7-980X processor, which runs at 3.33GHz. The processor, which was launched last month, was priced at $999 as of March 28, according to a price list on Intel’s Web site. Online retail sites are listing Intel’s six-core processor in excess of US$1,000.

AMD has already said it would launch the six-core chips later this month, but slides posted on tech Web site VR-Zone leaked the chip names, speeds and launch dates. The slides were later removed, but resurfaced on Softpedia’s Web site.

The slides list two more six-core processors, the Phenom II X6 1075T and the 1035T, which run at clock speeds of 3.0GHz and 2.6GHz, respectively.

An AMD spokesman declined to comment on the chip launch or availability, saying the company didn’t talk about unannounced products.

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