Chiphell forums is a source of various leaks, whether it is related to graphics or processors. You will be keen to know what news Chiphell released today. Chiphell users have got some really interesting details to share regarding AMD’s upcoming desktop processors. We know that AMD presently is working on to release their latest 28nm Steamroller based Kaveri APUs in 2014 but it looks like there is something else behind the story as well.
Codenamed Baeca, the Phenom IV X12 170 processor is built on a 25nm process. AMD has never disclosed its intentions to make use of 25nm process in its 2013-2014 roadmap, the only 28nm process designed Steamroller arrives in 2014 with the Kaveri APU. So this is a false supposition, moreover the Phenom IV X12 170 processor would exceed the 8 core FX-series featuring 12 cores and a 6 GHz base clock speed. Other than this, the CPU would also feature a L3 cache of 24 MB.
The processor comes with latest instruction sets including 3DNow (+), AMD-V and AMD-IV. It is mentioned on the CPU-Z that the processor is in ES phase and was tested with an internal AM4 motherboard from ASUS. So it does shows that the leaker has found out that the new Phenom IV X12 170 processor that would only support AM4 (1356-Pin) socket. The processor sounds like a monster but it’s not known yet, when it will be launched. The leaker has mentioned that the AMD Phenom IV X12 170 would launch in mid-2014 after the launch of 28nm Steamroller based Kaveri APUs.
Note – This article is based upon a rumor.