AMD Phenom II X8 2420/3020/2520/2820 are on the way, specifications

A recent BIOS update to the ECS A890GXM-A2 and the Jetway HA18 motherboards based on the AMD 9-series and supporting the AM3+ socket show that AMD will very soon launch a new eight core series of microprocessors with name AMD Phenom II X8.

The new serie contain the Phenom II X8 2420/3020/2520 and the Phenom II X8 2820 based on Zambezi design (Bulldozer micro-architecture) with a low clock-speeds and price


Jetway lists the new processors as "engineering samples", but a well-known Japanese observer/blogger Northwood.blog60.fc2.com points to an alleged ECS A890GXM-A2 CPU support list that calls the chips as AMD Phenom II X8.
The list of AMD Phenom II X8 microprocessors includes four models:

  • AMD Phenom II X8 2420: 2.40GHz, 95W, ZD242046W8K43
  • AMD Phenom II X8 3020: 3.00GHz, 125W, ZD302051W8K44
  • AMD Phenom II X8 2520: 2.50GHz, 95W, ZD252046W6443
  • AMD Phenom II X8 2820: 2.80GHz, 95W, ZD282046W8K43

And with this lower frequencies and without the Turbo Core support, the new eight-core Phenom II X8 series will likely be slower than the existing six-core Phenom II X8 processors based on Thuban technology design, stay tuned for the future benchs.

AMD Phenom II X8 2420/3020/2520/2820 are on the way, specifications AMD Phenom II X8 2420/3020/2520/2820 are on the way, specifications Reviewed by Maherr Live on Monday, December 26, 2011 Rating: 5