Intel and AMD have both recently updated their desktop processor lineups and will launch several new CPUs including six-core and low- voltage processors, according to sources from motherboard makers.
Intel will soon launch its 32nm high-end dual-core Core i5-680 with price of US$284 and will replace the existing Core i5-670; and 45nm low-voltage Core i7-870s with a price of US$560 and a power consumption of 82W, the sources said.
AMD will launch several six-core Phenom II processors in the second quarter including X6 1035T (2.6GHz/95W), X6 1055T (2.8GHz/95W) and X6 1075T (3.0GHz/125W), according to the sources. In the third quarter, AMD will add a few more six-core processors including X6 1095T.
For the quad-core X4 900 series, AMD will launch X4 940T and the 95W version of X4 955 processors in the second quarter, the sources added.
For the company's Athlon II family, AMD will add X4 640 and X4 645 to its X4 600 series with 95W power consumption in the second and the fourth quarter respectively, the sources said.
The company will add to the Athlon II X4 600e family the X4 610e in the second quarter and the X4 615e in the third quarter. The X4 600 series features a TDP of only 45W, the sources said. For the triple-core X3 400 and 400e series, AMD will add X3 445 and X3 415e processors in the second quarter, and X3 450 and X3 420e in the fourth quarter.
For the dual-core Athlon II X2 200 series, AMD will launch a new 65W X2 260 processor and will launch two new low voltage CPU families - the dual-core X2 200u series that has a TDP of only 25W and the single-core Athlon II 100u series, the sources said.
In the second quarter, AMD will launch Sempron 145 to replace the existing Sempron 140, the sources added.
Intel and AMD have said that they do not comment on unannounced products.