AMD Expands Upcoming Processor Branding

With the launch of Advanced Micro Devices Incorporated's Athlon X2 BE-2350 and 2300 processors on June 5th, AMD will debut its new naming scheme for its product lineup. The new naming scheme designates the first letter as the processor class: G-class processors are designated as premium processors under the Phenom X4 and X2 names, B-class processors are intermediate models and L-class processors carry the AMD Athlon or Sempron names. The second letter in the model designates thermal design power class: P-class processors have TDPs greater than 65-watts; S-class processors have TDPs of approximately 65-watt while E-class processors have less than 65-watt TDPs.

Under the new naming scheme, upcoming Stars-family dual and quad-core processors will carry the AMD Phenom X2 GS-6xxx and Phenom X4 GP-7xxx names. Value-priced AMD Athlon and Sempron processors will carry the Athlon X2 LS-2xxx and Sempron LE-1xxx names. AMD Phenom FX processors will not follow the new class designations; however, AMD is undecided on the model numbers.

News source: DailyTech

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