How is AMD's Phenom processor roll-out shaping up? According to the latest roadmap leak, expect three of the CPUs to appear this year, all of them in the 9000 series. Gamer-oriented FX parts won't debut until next year. According to data compiled by VR-Zone, the 2.2GHz Phenom 9500 and the 2.4GHz Phenom 9600 will be launched in November, with the 2.6GHz 9700 following a month later. All three contain four 512KB L2 caches, one per core, and 2MB of L2 cached shared among all the cores. They all support 800MHz DDR 2 memory.
The lower end chips will consume up to 89W, the report reasonably reckons, and sit on 3.6GHz HyperTransport 3.0 buses via the Socket AM2+ interconnect. The 9700 ups the bus frequency to 4GHz, but its TDP comes to 125W.